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2013-10-21 13:27:21

Scientists report in Nature they have found a novel and unexpected molecular switch that could become a key to slowing some of the ravages of getting older as it prompts blood stem cells to age. The study is expected to help in the search for therapeutic strategies to slow or reverse the aging process, and possibly rejuvenate these critically important stem cells (called hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs), said scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the...

2013-10-18 23:23:57

Association’s Conference Showcases Practical Approaches That Support Health, Wellness and Independence for Older Adults Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 According to the Global AgeWatch Index report recently released by the United Nations Population Fund and HelpAge International, the world is not prepared for population aging. Preparation to date has varied from country to country, but so much more needs to be done even in places that are further along in their efforts. The...

2013-10-18 23:00:57

SENS Research Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Mountain View, California, and its primary functions are scientific research and public relations in rejuvenation. (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 The SENS Foundation is looking for ways to modify the mitochondrial genome, which could eliminate mitochondrial mutations. A current avenue of research involves creating 13 of the 37 mitochondrial genes that deal with respiratory function. These engineered genes contain a type of protein...

2013-10-17 23:22:15

Inflammation Symposium, Advanced Endocrinology Module Offered to Medical Professionals from All Specialties Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Inflammation is a major and underestimated cause of many serious and chronic health conditions. Inflammation can cause or worsen cancer, heart disease, and Lyme disease, among others. Some objectives of the Inflammation Symposium include outlining new areas of research, learning the connections between the GI and nervous systems, and assessing...

Interviews Better At Predicting Mortality Than Doctors, Self-Assessments
2013-10-17 16:57:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Although many of us think of regular physical exams as a way to gauge our personal health, a new study has found they are not a very reliable predictor of mortality when compared to self-assessments or even evaluations made by a trained interviewer, according to a new study in the journal Epidemiology. In the study, which included about 1,200 Taiwanese volunteers, Princeton University researchers discovered how trained interviewers...

2013-10-16 09:09:52

You’re only as old as you feel, or so the saying goes. Now, research suggests that a simple memory test can have a noticeable impact on just how old some older adults feel, aging them about five years in the span of five minutes. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Previous work shows that how old one feels — one’s subjective age — predicts significant health outcomes, even better than one’s chronological...

2013-10-14 23:02:53

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) announces special guest speakers and academic program for 21st Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine to be held December 12-15, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 In preparation of the largest conference and exhibition in the fields of Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) has released the educational program agenda...


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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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