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2013-02-20 10:36:10

Among healthy adults who were administered a cold virus, those with shorter telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) in certain cells were more likely to develop experimentally-induced upper respiratory infection than participants with longer telomeres, according to results of preliminary research published in the February 20 issue of JAMA. Telomeres shorten with each cell division and function as protective caps to prevent erosion of genomic DNA during cell division....

Biological Markers In Chromosomes Predict The Common Cold
2013-02-20 10:41:51

[Watch Video: Biological Marker Predicts Susceptibility To Common Cold] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While predicting future events has been met with much skepticism, many scientists make it their life work to predict what will happen in the future. Such predictions include what regional weather will be like, how much warmer the planet will be, and even when the Sun will die. But predictive science is not limited to just forecasting the weather or...

2013-02-17 23:00:56

The TA-65 Users Survey included the collection of qualitative data gathered through survey research. This study outlined the TA-65 longevity and health benefits seen in actual human subjects, during the course of the 6 months. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Telomeres are protective pieces of DNA material at the ends of every chromosome in every cell in the body. Telomeres, like protective caps at the end of our shoelaces, function to protect the integrity of the genome and preserve...

Low Protein Diet Slows Alzheimer’s In Lab Mice
2013-02-15 14:13:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study from the University of Southern California (USC) recently found that a normal, low-protein diet could slow signs of Alzheimer´s and boost memory in mice. The Alzheimer´s Association defines the disease as a form of dementia related to difficulties with behavior, memory and thinking. In the study, mice with advanced stages of Alzheimer´s disease were put on a new diet. They were given specific amino...

2013-02-14 10:28:53

Healthy menopausal women carrying a well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease showed measurable signs of accelerated biological aging, a new study has found. However, in carriers who started hormone therapy at menopause and remained on that therapy, this acceleration was absent, the researchers said. Hormone therapy for non-carriers of the risk factor, a gene variant called ApoE4, had no protective effect on their biological aging. "This shows that ApoE4 is contributing to...

Older Means Happier
2013-02-07 19:25:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online People who are worried about getting older can at least count on being happier as they age, according to a new study in the journal Psychological Science. In the study, a group of American researchers found self-reported feelings of well-being tend to increase with age. They also discovered a person´s sense of well-being can be shaped by the year he or she was born, also known as their “birth cohort.” The...

2013-01-30 23:04:15

EvoDerma announces NOOME Anti-Aging Motion, a revolutionary mechanical device for preventing and repairing signs of facial aging. Montréal, Québec, Canada (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 NOOME is the latest innovation from contemporary anti-aging research, and allows users to prevent and repair the signs of facial aging from the comfort of home. With state-of-the-art technology, NOOME effectively targets three major causes of facial aging: decline of collagen and elastin production,...

2013-01-29 12:54:37

Mice with mitochondrial mutation live longer, have less fat If findings of a new study in mice are any indication, it might be possible to fine-tune cellular powerhouses called mitochondria, tweaking one aspect to increase insulin sensitivity, reduce body and fat mass, and even extend life. Exploiting this target could one day lead to novel treatments for type 2 diabetes – an endocrine system disease that affects 8 percent of the U.S. population. The research also points to promising...

Middle Aged Adults Face Pressure On Both Sides
2013-01-26 06:14:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Empty Nest Syndrome, the non-clinical condition that can lead to feelings of loneliness in middle-aged adults after their children have grown and moved out, is becoming a thing of the past in an age where those individuals are caring for both aging parents and kids who have trouble finding employment and escaping the family home — but researchers say that this new situation brings with it problems of its own. Writing in the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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