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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...

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...


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