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Our Aging Process Is Hastened Due To Maternal Genetics
2013-08-22 08:28:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are many reasons our bodies age. The process is determined by an accumulation of various kinds of cell damage that impair the function of bodily organs. A new study from the Karolinska Institutet and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging shows the damage occurring in the cell’s power plant – the mitochondrion – is of particular importance in the aging process and is determined by the genes we inherit from our...

Human Feet Very Similar To Those Of Great Apes
2013-08-21 09:37:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As humans, we tend to think of ourselves as much more evolved than our fellow primates. However, new research from biologists at the University of Liverpool has revealed the human foot is much closer to the feet of great apes than previously thought. The study looked at the mechanics of the foot, the knowledge of which is based primarily on research conducted in the 1930s. Conventional models assert the evolution of arches in the...

2013-08-09 23:20:54

10 Ways to Age Well: ICAA's CEO Offers "10 Tips" for Attaining and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 How long would you like to live? Pew Research recently surveyed American attitudes on living to 120 and beyond, and found that 69% of respondents, when asked how long they wanted to live, gave an age between 79 and 100 years. The median ideal life span was 90, according to Pew. "The key to achieving this ideal life span is to extend...

2013-08-07 23:01:32

The next installment in Home Care Assistance’s Healthy Longevity Webinar Series will be presented by leading psychologist and award-winning author Dr. Leslie Martin on September 4th at 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST. (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Home Care Assistance, North America's leading provider of in-home care, is committed to collaborating with industry leaders on community education initiatives around health, wellness and quality of life. In line with the company’s commitment to providing...

2013-08-07 10:25:51

Research links hormonal imbalance in the placenta to anxiety and possible vulnerability to poor mental health in mice Adults could be at greater risk of becoming anxious and vulnerable to poor mental health if they were deprived of certain hormones while developing in the womb according to new research by scientists at Cardiff and Cambridge universities. New research in mice has revealed the role of the placenta in long-term programming of emotional behaviour and the first time...

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

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Here's another difference to add to the list of things that make humans different from other primates: Human women tend to live for many years after they can no longer bear children. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of scientists compared mortality and fertility data for seven species of wild primates to the data for a modern hunter-gatherer human population. The !Kung people of...

Fountain Of Youth May Be Sitting In Your Medicine Cabinet
2013-07-31 13:13:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. In the study, which was published in Nature Communications, scientists gave mice either 0.1 percent or 1 percent daily dosages of metformin with their food. The mice given the smaller dose had an average 5.8 percent...

2013-07-26 11:22:02

Substance makes mice live longer, but hardly slows down the aging process The drug rapamycin is known to increase lifespan in mice. Whether rapamycin slows down aging, however, remains unclear. A team of researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München has now found that rapamycin extends lifespan - but its impact on aging itself is limited. The life-extending effect seems to be related to...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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