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2013-10-09 23:01:52

Benefiting the organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Girls Night Out event will be held this Thursday, October 10th, from 6pm-10pm at The Village of Stone Oak Shopping Center. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around healthy longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community education,...

2013-10-09 12:08:08

A team of researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has found that loss of an anti-aging gene induces retinal degeneration in mice and might contribute to age-related macular degeneration, the major cause of blindness in the elderly. In the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the scientists demonstrated a key role for the aging-suppressor gene Klotho in maintaining the health of the mouse and human retina. They say that in their animal studies, loss of Klotho...

Ageing Research Provides Better Public Health Returns
2013-10-09 08:27:47

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Although heart disease and cancer are two of the top killers in the US, a recent study has shown that focusing on research that delays aging instead of treating individual fatal diseases would provide broader population health benefits and yield greater economic returns. Even a small increase in understanding the aging process would cut down on the number of disabled adults leading to a five percent increase in healthy adults...

Elderly Live Longer In Recessions
2013-10-08 12:59:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The elderly tend to die in higher numbers when the economy is booming versus when its heading for recession, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers analyzed the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of 19 developed countries in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Australia between 1950 and 2008. They also plotted the GDP figures against the numbers of deaths among 40 to 44...

2013-10-07 23:03:56

Dallas will welcome hundreds of medical professionals to the Dallas Intercontinental Hotel for three-day continuing medical education event. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Medical practitioners from various fields and specialties will travel to Dallas the last weekend in October for the Nutritional IV Therapy Symposium (October 25-26) and Fellowship Modules (October 24-26), hosted by A4M. The Nutritional IV Symposium will be attended by physicians, nurse practitioners and other...

2013-10-03 23:26:42

Revolutionary antioxidant formula reduces free radical damage, slows aging, and boosts workout efficiency. (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The NFL’s powerhouse punter Steve Weatherford will be the face of REBOOT. With a Super Bowl Championship under his belt, the New York Giants’ star punter, in his sixth pro season, owes his football accolades and reputation as one of the fittest athletes in the NFL to his rigorous training and fierce nutrition plan, which includes REBOOT. For the next two...

2013-10-02 12:49:09

Results support low-fat, low-calorie diet as preventive measure against disease Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that mice made obese by high-calorie, high-fat diets develop abnormally high numbers of lesions known to be precursors to pancreas cancer. This is the first study to show a direct causative link in an animal model between obesity and risk of this deadly cancer. The study, published Sept. 30 in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, was...

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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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