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2014-08-11 08:28:53

Celgene Makes Equity Investment in HLI LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy, high performance human life span, today announced it has signed an agreement with Celgene Cellular Therapeutics (CCT) to license, develop, and co-promote Celgene's proprietary placental cell population, PSC-100....

2014-04-17 14:26:40

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. "It used to be the thinking that the heavier you were the better your bones would be because the bones were supporting more weight," said Jasminka Ilich-Ernst, the Hazel Stiebeling Professor of Nutrition at Florida State. "But, that's only true to a certain extent." The syndrome, outlined in the May issue of...

2014-04-16 13:59:35

Sarcopenia — the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength — may put up to 50 percent of seniors at greater risk for disability, yet there is no consensus within the medical community for how this condition should be measured. However, a new collection of articles appearing in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (volume 69, number 5) lays out an empirically derived set of criteria for diagnosing sarcopenia. These recommendations are a...

2014-04-14 12:34:19

DALLAS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com offers Geriatric Medicine Development - Carving out New Opportunities to Treat Age-related Diseases 2014 market research report in its store at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/280698-geriatric-medicine-development-carving-out-new-opportunities-to-treat-age-related-diseases.html . Geriatric Medicine Development - Carving out New Opportunities to Treat Age-related Diseases report says despite the elderly...

2014-04-09 16:31:50

Researchers headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB demonstrate that the DOR protein promotes muscle mass loss in mice. The scientists hypothesize that the design of an inhibitor against DOR would serve to prevent and tackle muscle wasting in patients suffering from sarcopenia and cachexia. The pathological atrophy of skeletal muscle is a serious biomedical problem for which no effective treatment is currently available. Those most affected populations are the elderly diagnosed with sarcopenia...

Cancer Diagnostics From A Patient's Handshake
2014-02-27 05:32:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A simple gesture typically used to greet someone could also double as an easy, low-cost new diagnostic tool for determining a patient’s ability to fight potentially life-threatening diseases, according to new research appearing in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer. Concordia University professor Robert Kilgour and colleagues from McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) report in the study that the strength of a patient’s...

2014-02-16 23:00:55

New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points up a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points up a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University...

2013-12-16 12:02:30

Japanese study shows exercise in middle age is a protective factor against sarcopenia and effective in maintaining muscle strength and physical performance A cross-sectional study by investigators from Tokyo University has found that exercising in middle age is a protective factor against sarcopenia and effective in maintaining muscle strength and physical performance. Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the ageing process, resulting in loss of skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength...

2013-07-31 23:34:25

Nearly a third of patients are malnourished upon hospital admission in the U.S. Dr. Martina Cartwright, a leading nutritional expert and dietician is providing seminars around the country to address and rectify the problem. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Nearly a third of patients are malnourished upon hospital admission in the U.S. Leading nutritional expert and dietician, Dr. Martina Cartwright, is providing seminars around the country to address and rectify the problem....

Doctors Should Check Patients For Frailty To Prevent Deaths
2013-06-05 15:03:51

Saint Louis University Saint Louis University geriatrician leads team of international experts on new research Everyone older than 70 should be checked for frailty, a condition that is both easily treated and potentially deadly, according to an article by representatives from six major international and U.S. medical organizations. "Frailty is extraordinarily common, affecting between 5 and 10 percent of those who are older than 70. Women are more likely to be frail than men," said...


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