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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...

2013-12-11 12:17:50

Cancer cells have an exceptional ability to repair damage to their DNA caused during uncontrolled cell division. Scientists have now unveiled a novel piece of the puzzle of cancer cell DNA repair mechanisms that explain the mechanistic changes in the genetic code of cancer cells. These findings result from application of the cell microarray screening method developed by Juha Rantala, Senior Scientist at VTT. Research with a material impact on cancer drug development was published in Science...

Exercise Lowers Risk Of Dementia
2013-12-10 11:27:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Cardiff University in Wales has found that physical exercise can help to maintain mental health later in life – reducing the risk of dementia and cognitive decline by 60 percent, study researchers said. Published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, the new study was based on data dating back to 1979 on over 2,200 middle-aged men from the Welsh town of Caerphilly. The researchers looked at factors such as diet,...

Hydra magnipapillata
2013-12-09 05:03:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While we tend to equate youth with strength and old age with weakness, new research appearing in the journal Nature reveals that frailty during the later years of life is not a fixed law of nature, and that some species actually become stronger and less likely to die as they age. Experts from the University of Southern Denmark looked at the aging process in 46 vastly different types of creatures, including mammals, plants and...

2013-12-07 23:04:33

The new Elder-Abuse.net offers help and resources to victims of elder abuse. (PRWEB) December 07, 2013 The statistics regarding the rate of elder abuse in America are astounding. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there were nearly six million cases of elderly abuse in 2010 in the United States alone. The stats suggest that nearly a whopping 10 percent of the entire American elderly population reported a form of abuse, and many instances of abuse go unreported altogether....


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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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