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90-Year-Olds Better Off Now Than Those Born 10 Years Earlier
2013-07-11 10:14:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in The Lancet claims people are living longer than those who were born as early as a decade earlier. These senior citizens aren't just living longer, either; they're staying mentally sharp into their later years as well. After observing and surveying a group of adults born in 1915, the researchers claimed these people's quality of life and mental sharpness were greater than those who were born in 1905. They...

2013-07-10 14:21:09

The rates of regional brain loss and cognitive decline caused by aging and the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are higher for women and for people with a key genetic risk factor for AD, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a study published online July 4 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. The linkage between APOE ε4 – which codes for a protein involved in binding lipids or fats in the lymphatic and...

Rate Of Ageing Tied To Birthweight, Metabolites
2013-07-10 10:00:52

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a clue towards understanding the rate of ageing and overall health of individuals later in life. Metabolites are leftover chemical fingerprints derived from molecular changes before birth or during infancy that may provide this new insight. King's College London published a study of twins in the International Journal of Epidemiology that emphasized how, through metabolic profiling, 22 metabolites...

2013-07-09 15:25:20

Demographic change is predicted to increase emergency hospital admissions and length of emergency visits As the population gets older, and the baby boomers begin to enter their 60's and 70's, one might assume that the number of trips to the emergency department will also increase. This is contradicted by new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), which shows that population aging will not cause the number of emergency department (ED) visits to increase between now and 2050....

2013-07-09 11:28:26

Persons who live to an older age are the more likely to be disabled near the end of life and require the assistance of a caregiver to complete the activities of daily living, and disability was more common in women than men two years before death, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The population of U.S. adults older than 85 years is expected to triple from 5.4 million to 19 million between 2008 and 2050. While many people do live into...

2013-07-08 12:13:59

Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy often die as young adults from heart and breathing complications. However, scientists have been puzzled for decades by the fact that laboratory mice bearing the same genetic mutation responsible for the disease in humans display only mild symptoms and no cardiac involvement. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a mouse model that accurately mimics the course of the disease in humans. The study is the first...

2013-06-24 23:20:39

Omega-3 supplements like Omega XL shown to protect against age-related chromosome damage Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 An Ohio State University College of Medicine study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity shows omega-3 supplementation can reverse telomere shortening in cells – a key sign of aging. The double-blind study conducted using 106 overweight and sedentary adults showed that not only were telomeres lengthened in the omega-3 subjects, but oxidative stress...

2013-06-21 23:21:18

A study finds a possible link between a drug alternative that could slow age-associated impairments in the brain with restricting caloric intake. Prescopodene Nutritionals feels they can help reduce food consumption to extend brain functionality. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 In an article on Science Daily's website, there has been evidence showing that restricting caloric intake can activate an enzyme called Sirtuin 1, or SIRT1, which may offer protection against...

2013-06-21 10:49:14

RAP1 is a gene that also protects telomeres. This is the first time that a link has been found between these structures that shorten with ageing and obesity The discovery of an unexpected function for a gene that was associated to another process in the organism might be a solution in search of a problem, a clue to unsuspected connections. That is what has happened with RAP1, a gene that protects telomeres— the ends of chromosomes—after researchers from the Spanish National Cancer...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.