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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...

Herbal Supplement Increases Fly Lifespan
2013-06-19 09:00:41

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rhodiola rosea, a yellow-flowered mountain plant used in many countries for stress relief, has recently been found to increase the lifespan of fruit flies by 24 percent on average. Unique to UC Irvine researches is the way in which Rhodiola, commonly known as golden root, increases longevity. Study leaders Mahtab Jafari and Sam Schriner noticed that golden root works entirely separate from dietary restriction, even affecting...

2013-06-17 12:13:57

UCSF cell biologists find molecule targets a key biological pathway Memory improved in mice injected with a small, drug-like molecule discovered by UCSF San Francisco researchers studying how cells respond to biological stress. The same biochemical pathway the molecule acts on might one day be targeted in humans to improve memory, according to the senior author of the study, Peter Walter, PhD, UCSF professor of biochemistry and biophysics and a Howard Hughes Investigator. The...

2013-06-10 23:22:15

Research has found that lowering the amount of calories in mice has helped protect them from mental impairments often associated with aging; meaning that appetite control supplements like Liproxenol, which was developed by Liproxenol Pharmaceuticals, might assist with proper brain function well into a person´s golden years. Australia (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 As people age, they often become worried about retaining all of their mental faculties. A new study has revealed that reduced...

Healthy Lifestyle Keeps Memory Sharper
2013-05-31 05:16:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who engage in healthy behaviors are less likely to complain about memory-related issues later on in life, experts from UCLA and the Gallup organization report in a new study. Previous research has shown that making positive lifestyle choices can help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, the researchers said, but little had been known about a link between making good choices and milder memory complaints,...

2013-05-25 23:03:04

HealthCrave Medical Centers opens an Anti-Aging Center that manages and reverses symptoms and illnesses that cause signs of aging. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 HealthCrave Medical Centers introduces a state-of-the-art, health-focused anti-aging center that is unique in that it doesn´t just focus on making clients appear younger, but also focuses on treating what causes the noticeable signs of aging to begin with. Overseen by board-certified physician Dr. James D. Weiss, M.D.,...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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