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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.,...

Genetic Thermometer Could Assess Overall Health
2013-05-23 05:50:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new technique featured in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) could lead to the development of a "genetic thermometer" that could assess a patient's health in relation to other individuals. The method developed by the laboratory of Dr. Gil Atzmon at New York´s Albert Einstein College of Medicine measures telomere length, which serve as the "caps" to chromosomes. Telomeres mark the ends of genetic material and ensure...

2013-05-22 10:24:15

Animal study points to role of protein in anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction Activating an enzyme known to play a role in the anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction delays the loss of brain cells and preserves cognitive function in mice, according to a study published in the May 22 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings could one day guide researchers to discover drug alternatives that slow the progress of age-associated impairments in the brain. Previous studies...

2013-05-09 23:05:08

Program focuses on prevention of age-related changes by restoring hormones to youthful levels. Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Synergy Lifestyle Center is excited to announce a new Age Management program that is designed to optimize patients´ hormone levels and prevent the physical and functional decline from the aging process. The program is for adults who want to age in a healthy manner and without the typical signs of aging. This new program comes in the wake of a new school of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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