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Origins Of Menopause
2013-08-01 09:24:52

Compared to other primates, human women tend to live for many years after they can no longer bear children. Yet researchers still don't quite understand the origins of menopause.

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.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.