- JAK/STAT: Why Age Reduces Our Ability To Repair Muscle
With age, our cells gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. A new paper discusses why this decline occurs in our skeletal muscle. A team led by Dr. Michael Rudnicki, senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2014 - 7:00pm
- Biologists Delay The Aging Process By 'Remote Control' Of A Gene
Biologists have found that increasing the amount of the gene AMPK that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2014 - 10:01am
- For Science? Patients With Advanced Dementia Get Medications Of Questionable Benefit
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2014 - 7:00am
- Playing Before School Starts Reduces Hyperactivity In Kids
Reducing hyperactivity in kids may be as simple as getting them out to play. Kids are full of energy so having them trapped in a classroom all day from a young age isn't easy. For some, it is bordering on impossible and many of those have been saddle ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2014 - 9:31am
- Here's To Wine, Chocolate And A Long Healthy Life
Good nose. Credit: Lowjumpingfrog, CC BY By Joao Pedro de Magalhaes, University of Liverpool ...
Article - The Conversation - Sep 15 2014 - 7:00pm
- Aging Isn't Fixed, Which Means We Can Manipulate It
Article - The Conversation - Sep 25 2014 - 10:30am
- The Upside To An Aging Population
In the developed world, people are having fewer children and living longer and that has led to a population that is older than in the past. On average, life expectancy in developed countries has risen at a pace of three months per year, and fertility has ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2014 - 3:30pm
- Think You Have Alzheimer's? You May Be Right
No one knows you like you know yourself so if you think your memory is slipping, you may be onto something. Self-reported memory complaints are strong predictors of clinical memory impairment later in life. Richard Kryscio, PhD, Chairman of the Departme ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 25 2014 - 8:30am
- Genetic Risk Factors For Stroke Identified
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and while there are obvious environmental factors such as diet, exercise and behavior, many lines of evidence suggest that the risk of stroke is heritable. Yet until now, only a small number of genes ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2014 - 5:47pm
- Men Twice As Likely As Women To Die After A Hip Fracture
A new paper from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) says that one-third of all hip fractures worldwide occur in men, with mortality rates as high as 37% in the first year following fracture. This makes men twice as likely as women to die afte ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 11 2014 - 10:06am