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2014-04-10 08:30:39

OSSINING, N.Y., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, primate researchers from the University of Wisconsin published a paper(1), affirming that caloric restriction (CR) without malnutrition significantly improves age-related and all-cause survival in rhesus monkeys. The researchers point out that their data contrasts with findings in the widely reported 2012 National Institutes of Aging study, where CR was not seen to show a significant survival benefit. However, they emphasize an...

2014-04-08 11:34:49

Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children, and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children, according to a study that's one of the first to document how genes interacting with social environments affect biomarkers of stress. "Our findings suggest that an individual's genetic architecture moderates the magnitude of the response to external stimuli—but it is the environment that determines the direction" says Colter Mitchell, lead author of...

2014-04-07 12:51:28

The long and the short of telomeres In captivity, grey parrots are often kept in social isolation, which can have detrimental effects on their health and wellbeing. So far there have not been any studies on the effects of long term social isolation from conspecifics on cellular aging. Telomeres shorten with each cell division, and once a critical length is reached, cells are unable to divide further (a stage known as 'replicative senescence'). Although cellular senescence is a useful...

Monkey Caloric Restriction Study Shows Big Benefit
2014-04-02 12:22:26

By David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989, is one of two ongoing, long-term US efforts to examine the effects of a reduced-calorie diet on nonhuman primates. The study of 76 rhesus monkeys, reported Monday in Nature...

2014-04-02 10:50:24

Sleep is essential for human health. But with increasing age, many people experience a decline in sleep quality, which in turn reduces their quality of life. In a new study publishing April 1 in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology, Scientists at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have investigated the mechanisms by which ageing impairs sleep in the fruit fly. Their findings suggest that age-related sleep decline can be prevented and might even be reversible....

2014-04-01 13:16:37

Ribosomes are essential for life, generating all of the proteins required for cells to grow. Mutations in some of the proteins that make ribosomes cause disorders characterized by bone marrow failure and anemia early in life, followed by elevated cancer risk in middle age. These disorders are generally called "ribosomopathies." How can ribosomopathies first appear as diseases caused by too few cells, but later turn into diseases caused by too many cells? This paradox has puzzled the...

2014-03-18 23:04:54

T.A. Sciences® will be traveling to Ashville, North Carolina, to exhibit at the 6th Annual Integrative Healthcare Conference from March 27-29. New York (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 T.A. Sciences® announced today that it will be an exhibitor at the 6th Annual Integrative Healthcare Conference that will be held in Ashville, North Carolina, from March 27-29. The keynote speaker for the conference is none other than Dr. Dean Ornish, who recently published a study about increased...

Eating Less To Live Longer - Diet Low In Nutrients Shown To Extend Lifespan Of Laboratory Animals
2014-03-18 12:07:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A diet very low in nutrients has been shown to extend the lifespan of laboratory animals, according to a finding reported in BioEssays. Researchers at the University of New South Wales have performed a study that could hold clues to promote healthier aging in humans. The study works off the idea that severely restricted food intake reduces the incidence of diseases of old age and increases lifespan. “This effect has been...

2014-03-16 23:00:41

The Accommodation for the Aged industry will seek to diversify their product offerings as the market expands with the ageing population. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Accommodation for the Aged industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 One of the complexities associated with the ageing of the Australian population is the need for age-appropriate housing. While roughly 5.9 million Australians are aged over 55, less...

2014-03-14 12:28:26

T.A. Sciences® will be traveling to Belgium to exhibit at this prestigious international conference from March 20 thru 23. NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- T.A. Sciences(®) announced today that it will be making the journey to exhibit at the Pro-Aging Europe Congress from March 20-23 that will be held in Brussels, Belgium. This four-day conference is an international meeting that is both a medical and scientific program. Topics discussed will include aging in men and...