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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...

Wave Of Blue Fluorescence Reveals Spread Of Death In Worms
2013-07-24 08:45:45

Wellcome Trust The final biological events in the life of a worm are described today, revealing how death spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole organism is dead. When individual cells die, it triggers a chemical chain reaction that leads to the breakdown of cell components and a build-up of molecular debris. The molecular mechanisms of this are reasonably well understood at a cellular level but we know much less about how death spreads throughout an organism at the end...

2013-07-19 23:20:39

In a study, a gene was found to be the key role in obesity. Prescopodene Nutritionals feels they have a way to combat genetics with a diet supplement to help control weight. Washington, USA (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 In an article found on Sciencedaily.com, researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) discovered the key role of the gene RAP1, a gene that protects telomeres – the ends of chromosomes – and it’s link to obesity. "We still don't know what...

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...


Word of the Day
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.