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Fountain Of Youth May Be Sitting In Your Medicine Cabinet
2013-07-31 13:13:04

According to a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the commonly prescribed diabetes drug metformin has been shown to extend the lifespan of laboratory mice when given at a certain dosage.

2013-07-26 11:22:02

The drug rapamycin is known to increase lifespan in mice.

Wave Of Blue Fluorescence Reveals Spread Of Death In Worms
2013-07-24 08:45:45

The final biological events in the life of a worm are described today, revealing how death spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole organism is dead.

2013-07-19 23:20:39

In a study, a gene was found to be the key role in obesity.

2013-07-18 11:43:53

Molecular biologists in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have found a novel way to fine-tune the activity of cells' protein-disposing machinery, with potentially cancer-fighting effects.

2013-07-11 16:34:59

A team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has identified why disruption of a vital pathway in cell cycle control leads to the proliferation of cancer cells.

2013-07-11 15:48:51

People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health.

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

A new study published in The Lancet claims people are living longer than those who were born as early as a decade before. These senior citizens aren't just living longer, either; they're staying mentally sharp into their later years as well.

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.


Word of the Day
definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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