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2013-07-18 11:43:53

Precise action sets agents apart from existing anti-cancer therapies Molecular biologists in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have found a novel way to fine-tune the activity of cells' protein-disposing machinery, with potentially cancer-fighting effects. This machinery, the proteasome, is deregulated in cancer. Agents called protease inhibitors are viewed as potential anti-cancer therapies, but they indiscriminately curb proteasome...

2013-07-11 16:34:59

Salk researchers' findings on chromosome shortening suggest a potential target to arrest cancer cell growth A team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has identified why disruption of a vital pathway in cell cycle control leads to the proliferation of cancer cells. Their findings on telomeres, the stretches of DNA at the ends of chromosomes that protect our genetic code and make it possible for cells to divide, suggest a potential target for preventive measures...

2013-07-11 15:48:51

People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health, according to new research from UCL. The study, published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, found that children who experienced the breakdown in their parent's relationship before the age of 16, regardless of whether their parents were married or not, had 16% higher levels of C-reactive protein at age 44. C-reactive protein is a marker of...

90-Year-Olds Better Off Now Than Those Born 10 Years Earlier
2013-07-11 10:14:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in The Lancet claims people are living longer than those who were born as early as a decade earlier. These senior citizens aren't just living longer, either; they're staying mentally sharp into their later years as well. After observing and surveying a group of adults born in 1915, the researchers claimed these people's quality of life and mental sharpness were greater than those who were born in 1905. They...

2013-07-10 14:21:09

The rates of regional brain loss and cognitive decline caused by aging and the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are higher for women and for people with a key genetic risk factor for AD, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a study published online July 4 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. The linkage between APOE ε4 – which codes for a protein involved in binding lipids or fats in the lymphatic and...

Rate Of Ageing Tied To Birthweight, Metabolites
2013-07-10 10:00:52

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a clue towards understanding the rate of ageing and overall health of individuals later in life. Metabolites are leftover chemical fingerprints derived from molecular changes before birth or during infancy that may provide this new insight. King's College London published a study of twins in the International Journal of Epidemiology that emphasized how, through metabolic profiling, 22 metabolites...

2013-07-09 15:25:20

Demographic change is predicted to increase emergency hospital admissions and length of emergency visits As the population gets older, and the baby boomers begin to enter their 60's and 70's, one might assume that the number of trips to the emergency department will also increase. This is contradicted by new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), which shows that population aging will not cause the number of emergency department (ED) visits to increase between now and 2050....

2013-07-09 11:28:26

Persons who live to an older age are the more likely to be disabled near the end of life and require the assistance of a caregiver to complete the activities of daily living, and disability was more common in women than men two years before death, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The population of U.S. adults older than 85 years is expected to triple from 5.4 million to 19 million between 2008 and 2050. While many people do live into...

2013-07-08 12:13:59

Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy often die as young adults from heart and breathing complications. However, scientists have been puzzled for decades by the fact that laboratory mice bearing the same genetic mutation responsible for the disease in humans display only mild symptoms and no cardiac involvement. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a mouse model that accurately mimics the course of the disease in humans. The study is the first...

2013-07-02 08:26:23

Strong Social Circles May Hold the Key to Women's Sunnier Disposition TORONTO, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians treat aging men and women differently, according to research from Revera Inc., a Canadian leader in seniors' accommodation, care and services.  According to The Revera Report on Ageism: A Look at Gender Differences, developed in partnership with the International Federation on Ageing, Canadian women 66-plus are more likely than men to be treated unfairly or differently...