Aging

Hereditary ALS Linked To Low Electric Charge In Cells

Inside the body, our organs are elegantly kept apart by slick membranes. Inside our smallest components, our cells, a similar separation is upheld with the help of electrical charges. In the same way that reversed magnets repel each other, gauzes of negati ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2007 - 10:06am

Exercise, Mental Stimulation Both Important For Aging Memory

It's well known that physical exercise is good for the brain but what about when age takes away the ability to exercise as much? Can mental exercise close the gap? Yes, say researchers at Yale. For the young and middle-aged, exercise is key but for ol ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 5 2007 - 5:48pm

“Female Advantage” In Kidney Disease Does Not Extend To Diabetics

Women have a “female advantage” when it comes to chronic kidney disease. When compared to men, they have fewer and less severe episodes of this disorder throughout most of their lives. That advantage disappears, however, when the woman is diabetic. For rea ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2007 - 12:10pm

Draining Toxic Protein Amyloid-Beta To Halt Alzheimers

Scientists are trying a plumber’s approach to rid the brain of the amyloid buildup that plagues Alzheimer’s patients: Simply drain the toxic protein away. That’s the method outlined in a paper published online August 12 by Nature Medicine. Scientists from ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2007 - 2:43pm

Is There A Cellular Cause Of Loneliness?

Loneliness is commonly regarded as a social phenomenon in which individual personality differences contribute to its severity. Some people enjoy solitude, for example, because they never feel lonely, while people with high degrees of loneliness have shorte ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 16 2008 - 2:48am

Dietary Restriction Cleans Cells, Says Researcher

Cutting calories helps rodents live longer by boosting cells’ ability to recycle damaged parts so they can maintain efficient energy production, says a University of Florida scientist. “Caloric restriction is a way to extend life in animals. If you give th ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2007 - 3:00pm

Study Says Pine Bark Reduces Perimenopausal Symptoms

A study in the Scandinavian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reveals that pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, reduces “climacteric symptoms” such as hot flashes, depression, panic attacks, cholesterol and other common symptoms associ ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2007 - 11:16am

Discovery: World's Oldest Bacteria

A research team has discovered DNA from living bacteria that are more than half a million years old. This is the oldest example of a still-living organism. The discovery was made by Professor Eske Willerslev from the University of Copenhagen and his intern ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2007 - 12:08pm

Identified: Human Source Of Adult Stem Cells With Potential To Repair Muscle

Scientists at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh have discovered a unique population of adult stem cells derived from human muscle that could be used to treat muscle injuries and diseases such as heart attack and muscular dystrophy. In a study using hu ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2007 - 11:03am

Ekahau To Enable Advanced Patient Tracking Solution In Belgian Hospital

HELSINKI, Finland, August 23 /PRNewswire/--- Herentals Hospital First in Belgium to Adopt Real Time Location System Technology Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that Herentals Hospital has se ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Sep 7 2007 - 4:40pm