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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...

Breaking The Cougar And Sugar Daddy Myth
2013-05-07 05:50:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The image of a rich older man taking care of a beautiful young woman, or a rich older woman using a hot young man for his body is pervasive in our culture. A new study led by the University of Colorado, however, reveals that those married to younger or older mates have on average lower earnings, lower cognitive abilities, are less educated and less attractive than couples of similar ages. "Hugh Hefner is an outlier," said Hani...

Economic Factors Have Greatest Impact On Fertility Rates
2013-05-01 08:56:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Economic factors, rather than medical or cultural influences, will have the greatest impact on global population levels over the next decade, according to a recent University of Missouri College of Arts and Science (COAS) study. According to United Nations figures, the Earth´s population could exceed 8 billion people by the year 2023 if current trends continue. But improvements in economic development, such as higher...

2013-04-22 22:21:35

Rats protected from irradiation Adding more color to your diet in the form of berries is encouraged by many nutrition experts. The protective effect of berries against inflammation has been documented in many studies. Diets supplemented with blueberries and strawberries have also been shown to improve behavior and cognitive functions in stressed young rats. To evaluate the protective effects of berries on brain function, specifically the ability of the brain to clear toxic accumulation,...

2013-04-22 10:00:41

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that alternative splicing — a process that allows a single gene to code for multiple proteins — appears to be a new potential target for anti-telomerase cancer therapy. The enzyme telomerase is overexpressed in almost all cancer cells, and previous research efforts have failed to identify good telomerase inhibitors. The study by Dr. Woodring Wright and UT Southwestern colleagues in the April 4 issue of Cell Reports...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.