Latest Maximum life span Stories

2014-05-30 23:08:23

Methuselah Foundation is honoring Dr. Huber Warner at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Aging Association for his founding of the National Institute on Aging's Intervention Testing Program, a “multi-institutional study investigating treatments with the potential to extend lifespan and delay disease and dysfunction in mice.” San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Methuselah Foundation, a medical charity focused on advancing the field of regenerative medicine to extend healthy...

2011-03-10 14:19:54

Chimpanzees, gorillas and other primate, including humans, share similar aging rates and mortality gender gap A new study says chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans. The findings come from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns reported in the March 11 issue of Science. It was long thought that humans, who have relatively long life spans, age more slowly than other animals. But new research funded by the National Science...

2010-10-21 11:29:00

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeGen Technologies, LLC has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research grant from the United States National Institute on Aging. The project is focused on identifying a robust panel of genes in adipose tissue (fat) that are regulated by a calorie restricted diet. According to Dr. Jamie Barger, Director of Operations at LifeGen, the technology developed under the NIH grant will allow LifeGen to screen for compounds that have beneficial...

2010-01-26 13:51:37

Genetic adaption to meat-rich diets may also lead to high rates of Alzheimer's and heart disease The same evolutionary genetic advantages that have helped increase human lifespans also make us uniquely susceptible to diseases of aging such as cancer, heart disease and dementia, reveals a study to be published in a special PNAS collection on "Evolution in Health and Medicine" on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Comparing the life spans of humans with other primates, Caleb Finch, ARCO & William F....

2008-07-24 12:00:22

Age may not be rust after all. Specific genetic instructions drive aging in worms, report researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Their discovery contradicts the prevailing theory that aging is a buildup of tissue damage akin to rust, and implies science might eventually halt or even reverse the ravages of age. "We were really surprised," said Stuart Kim, PhD, professor of developmental biology and of genetics, who is the senior author of the research. Kim's lab...

2006-04-04 17:40:55

By Clementine Wallace NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A preliminary study in human suggests that reducing calories may well extend life, researchers report in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. "A lot of evidence already exists to suggest that calorie restriction increases maximum life span in several animal species. However, there hasn't been any proof of it being the case in humans," co-author Dr. Eric Ravussin, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge,...

2005-10-04 14:14:35

Though the study of aging in the nematode model organism C. elegans has provided much insight into this complex process, it is not yet clear whether genes involved in aging in the worm have a similar role in mammals. In a recent study, Dr. Hekimi and colleagues of McGill University (Canada) report that inactivation of the gene mclk1, the murine ortholog of the C. elegans gene clk-1, results in increased cellular fitness and prolonged lifespan in mice. The gene clk-1 in the worm, as well as...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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