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Eating Less To Live Longer - Diet Low In Nutrients Shown To Extend Lifespan Of Laboratory Animals
2014-03-18 12:07:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A diet very low in nutrients has been shown to extend the lifespan of laboratory animals, according to a finding reported in BioEssays. Researchers at the University of New South Wales have performed a study that could hold clues to promote healthier aging in humans. The study works off the idea that severely restricted food intake reduces the incidence of diseases of old age and increases lifespan. “This effect has been...

2014-03-14 12:28:26

T.A. Sciences® will be traveling to Belgium to exhibit at this prestigious international conference from March 20 thru 23. NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- T.A. Sciences(®) announced today that it will be making the journey to exhibit at the Pro-Aging Europe Congress from March 20-23 that will be held in Brussels, Belgium. This four-day conference is an international meeting that is both a medical and scientific program. Topics discussed will include aging in men and...

2014-03-12 08:30:05

The A4M Anti-Aging Conference will be held in San Francisco from March 14 thru 16. NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- T.A. Sciences® announced today that it will be exhibiting at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) conference that will be held from March 14-16 in San Francisco, California. The conference will take place at the Westin St. Francis. This year's fellowship modules will focus on the topics of Neurology, Clinical Intensive, Auto-Immune Disease...

High Protein Diet Raises Risk Of Cancer By 75 Percent
2014-03-04 14:16:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Southern California (USC) researchers say that meat and cheese could be just as bad for you as smoking a cigarette. Researchers studying a large sample of adults for nearly two decades found that eating a diet full of animal proteins means you are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet. “There’s a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the...

2014-02-25 20:21:51

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Katie Gilstrap and Sonya Barsness have been appointed as adjunct faculty members in VCU's Department of Gerontology. In their roles with the department, they will co-design and co-facilitate a class focused on fusing best practices in the disciplines of gerontology and business. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/MN71593) The Department of Gerontology will add this class to their curriculum in an effort to help...

2014-02-17 08:27:06

RIVER FOREST, Ill., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Baby Boomers head into their golden years, the U.S. is poised to experience a massive demographic shift. By 2030, the population age 65+ is expected to nearly double from 43 million to 73 million. The 'oldest old'--those 85+--are projected to surge from six to nine million. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/PH66037-a)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140217/PH66037-b) "Well-trained gerontologists are...

The Lifespan Of The Worm Predicted With Accuracy In New Study
2014-02-14 13:11:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists claim they have found a way to accurately predict the lifespan of a worm, meaning fortune tellers should be updating their LinkedIn profiles pretty soon. Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature, say they have found a way to determine an organism’s lifespan by looking at the bursts of activity in the mitochondria, which is part of the cell which generates energy. “Mitochondrial flashes have an amazing...

2014-02-06 23:04:13

Home Care Assistance of Columbus invites caregivers, clients and community members to participate in “The Walk to Okinawa,” a simulated trek from Columbus, Ohio to Okinawa, Japan. (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, invites members of the Central Ohio community to register for the “Walk to Okinawa.” Registrants will receive a free pedometer to track their steps each day as the entire group makes its way...

2014-02-05 23:25:35

How to Live Long and Look Good with Advice for Your Entire Body Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Stay out of the sun. These UV rays cause premature wrinkles, as well as skin cancer. If you go outdoors, you should wear sunscreen as well as a hat and long sleeve shirts and long skirts or pants. The sun is most harsh at mid-day, so try to stand in the shade as much as possible. For skin care, moisturizers are very important. For the face, Retin A cream has been shown to...

2014-02-05 16:27:07

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caretakers are never allowed to endanger the elderly. When they do so, they are responsible for the harms they caused. Elder abuse involves both physical and financial harm. When family members learn that their loved ones have been abused, they feel shocked. Sometimes they feel guilty. What more could they have done? Neighbors learning of the abuse often share shock and even guilt. We know this can happen again. How do we prevent this...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.