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Smoking Linked To Cognitive Decline
2012-11-28 10:37:42

There’s an overwhelming body of evidence that smoking contributes to cancer, lung disease, heart disease, low birth weight and other health issues. Now, new research from King’s College London is showing that picking up that cigarette is also associated with mental decline such as forgetfulness and slower thinking.

DNA Methylation Can Help Predict Biological Age
2012-11-22 06:13:28

If you look around at your friends and family, it is clear our biological clocks tick differently. Women tend to live longer than men do, some individuals can look years younger – or older – than their chronological age, and diseases can affect our aging process.

Telomere Length Predicts Longevity
2012-11-20 13:04:15

Researchers from the University of East Anglia in the UK have found a link between biological age, longevity and an individual’s chromosomes in a bird known as the Seychelles Warbler.

Wandering Mind Linked To Telomere Length
2012-11-18 07:59:31

While previous research has suggested that individuals with wandering minds could be exhibiting signs of unhappiness, a new study shows that the inability to focus on a task at hand could be linked to aging.

2012-11-09 11:18:22

A team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has identified a significant relationship between mortality and the length of telomeres, the stretches of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes.

Older People Who Exercise Have Less Brain Shrinkage
2012-10-23 11:05:37

Physical exercise at any age is good for the body. But those who are later in their years may have a better reason to continue exercising than worrying about their figure.

2012-10-18 11:24:21

The combination of shortened telomeres, a biological marker of aging associated with cancer development, and elevated depression significantly impacted bladder cancer mortality.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.