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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.

2012-10-09 22:23:05

Keeping the lungs healthy could be an important way to retain thinking functions that relate to problem-solving and processing speed in one’s later years.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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