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2012-08-06 10:29:55

Study receives award at American Psychological Association's Annual Convention FINDINGS: UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. The team studied 59 participants with an average age of 84, recruited from local retirement communities in Southern California. The volunteers were split into two groups: the first group used a brain fitness program for an average...

Mutations in Mitochondria Affect Lifespan Of Men But Not Women
2012-08-03 11:56:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Higher salaries and acceptance to elite colleges are a few of the benefits that men have over women. However, there is one title that women have long held over men—living longer. Researchers from Monash University in Australia recently discovered some of the facts that contribute to longer life expectancy for women, who, on average, live longer than men. In the project, Dr. Damian Dowling of Monash worked with Florencia...

2012-07-24 10:14:13

American Heart Association meeting report: BCVS-12 Abstract 62 Damaged and aged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions. The study is simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research could one day lead to new treatments for heart failure patients, researchers said....

2012-07-20 01:57:39

Why do we age, and what makes some of us live longer than others? For decades, researchers have been trying to answer these questions by elucidating the molecular causes of aging. One of the most popular theories is that the accumulation of oxygen radicals over time might be the underlying culprit in aging. Oxygen radicals are chemically reactive molecules that can damage cellular components such as lipids, proteins and nucleic acids, resulting in "oxidative stress." The possible link...

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2012-07-10 12:05:02

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study to be published in the online journal BMJ Open, sitting down for more than three hours a day can reduce a person´s life expectancy by two years, even if they are otherwise physically active and refrain from dangerous sedentary habits. Watching TV for more than two hours a day can exacerbate that problem, decreasing life expectancy by another 1.4 years, said the report which analyzed five underlying studies of...

2012-07-04 06:25:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New fruit fly research sheds light on fatty acid metabolism in muscle, which could ultimately have implications for people who restrict calories in the hopes of gaining a longer life. Fruit flies on dietary restriction need to be physically active in order to reap the lifespan extending benefits that come from their simple diet. If this same principle holds true in humans, those who restrict calories in their diets need to make sure that they eat enough to avoid...

Could The Naked Mole Rat Hold The Secret Of Longevity?
2012-07-03 11:20:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The naked mole rat is well-known for its longer lifespan, living on average for 30 years. The East African native, when compared to humans, shows little sign of decline due to aging, maintaining high activity, bone health, reproductive capacity, and cognitive ability throughout its lifetime. Now a collaborative of researchers in Israel and the United States is working to uncover the secret to the small mammal's long and very busy...

Easter Island Drug Could Boost Cognitive Function
2012-07-01 10:13:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rapamycin, an immunosuppressant typically used to prevent rejection in organ transplants, could help prevent diminishing cognitive skills, including memory retention, associated with aging or Alzheimer's disease, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have discovered. In a June 29 press release, the researchers said that they added the drug, which was first discovered in an Easter Island soil...

Loneliness Affects Mortality Risk
2012-06-19 06:00:57

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Thoughts of neglect. Feelings of isolation. These are symptoms evaluated in two new studies that examined the influence of loneliness on increased risk of mortality. One study, conducted by Dr. Jacob A. Udell of the Brigham and Women´s Hospital of the Harvard Medical School in Boston and his colleagues, found that living alone was connected with increased mortality and cardiovascular risk for particular age groups. They looked at data from the global...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.