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2014-01-02 23:04:49

The seven types of damage that cause age-related disease released today by First Class Posting. (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 Cell loss in neurons, the basic building blocks of the nervous system, causes Parkinson’s disease. Cell depletion in the immune system increases your risk for infection. Special proteins link with one another to hold cells in place. The correct number of protein links keeps cells in the right position while still allowing elasticity. With time, too many cross-links...

2014-01-02 08:22:56

XI'AN, China, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every family with an elderly member worries about that person falling down in an accident outside. Indeed, with the increase of age, organ functions in the human body decline and the resistance and adaptability to the external environment weakens. Falling down is the first cause of the injury and death among the elderly aged 65 and above, so we very concerned about health and safety of the elderly. The world is turning into an aging society. It is...

2013-12-24 23:01:44

Building on the success of its Lincoln office, opened in 2011, Home Care Assistance of Nebraska recently opened an office in Omaha to expand services in Eastern Nebraska. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 Home Care Assistance of Omaha, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Omaha to meet the growing demand for professionally managed in-home alternatives to facility based senior living in Omaha and surrounding areas. The...

Parasitic DNA Multiplies In Aging Tissues
2013-12-22 17:19:18

Brown University The genomes of organisms from humans to corn are replete with "parasitic" strands of DNA that, when not suppressed, copy themselves and spread throughout the genome, potentially affecting health. Earlier this year Brown University researchers found that these "retrotransposable elements" were increasingly able to break free of the genome's control in cultures of human cells. Now in a new paper in the journal Aging, they show that RTEs are increasingly able to break free...

2013-12-19 23:03:00

A4M’s 21st Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine was held at the Sands Expo Center at the Venetian/ Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas and welcomed thousands of medical practitioners and exhibitors. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A4M’s largest event, the 21st Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine wrapped up on Sunday, December 15th with a record number of attendees and exhibitors present. Over 3,500 attendees,...

Scientists Develop Chemical That May Stop Aging Process
2013-12-19 19:19:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Through working with tiny cell structures called mitochondria, scientists may have unlocked one of the secrets of the aging process. According to a new study in the journal Cell, researchers found a sequence of molecular events that foster intracellular communication between the mitochondria and the nucleus. As this communication breaks down, the aging process speeds up. "The aging process we discovered is like a married couple...

2013-12-19 11:42:36

Life expectancy of treated HIV-positive individuals approaches that of general population A 20-year-old HIV-positive adult on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the U.S. or Canada may be expected to live into their early 70's, a life expectancy approaching that of the general population, according to results published December 18, 2013, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Hasina Samji and colleagues from the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the North American...

2013-12-18 23:01:53

Eight causes of aging released today by First Class Posting. (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Article released today provides eight processes that break down your body and cause you to age prematurely. 1) Accumulating AGEs 2) Buildup of Amyloid Between Cells 3) The Failing Adaptive Immune System 4) The Failing Innate Immune System 5) Declining Lysosomal Function 6) Mitochondrial DNA Damage 7) Nuclear DNA Damage 8) Buildup of Senescent Cells In the article, Jason Hope, Arizona philanthropist,...

2013-12-13 13:20:00

Health expenditures show stronger association with gains in life expectancy for males than for females throughout the industrialized countries of the world Health care spending is a large – and ever increasing - portion of government budgets. Improving its efficiency has therefore become critically important. In the first-ever study to estimate health spending efficiency by gender across 27 industrialized nations, researchers discovered significant disparities within countries, with...

2013-12-13 09:31:39

Only about a third of Americans ages 65 and older are fully able to take care of themselves and go about their daily lives completely independently, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Public Health. Understanding that there are different ways older adults adapt to disability is a big step in developing public health policies that maximize the quality-of-life for all older Americans, said the study's lead author, Vicki Freedman, a research professor at the...


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Rejuvenation Research
2012-05-01 10:40:28

Rejuvenation Research is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scientific journal published bimonthly by Mary Ann Liebert. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Aubrey de Grey. The main focus of this journal are rejuvenation therapies. It addresses such issues as cardiovascular aging, cell immortalization and senescence, cloning/ESCs, DNA damage/repair, growth factors, immunology, invertebrate lifespan, neurodegeneration, tissue engineering, public policy, gene targeting, gene therapy, and...

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