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2014-05-19 23:02:20

A University of Maryland study of a rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging and early death may help explain the effects of normal aging on the cardiovascular system. The study was published online today, May 19, 2014 in Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes premature aging, die in their teens of ailments that are common in octogenarians: heart failure and stroke. Kan Cao, a...

2014-04-07 12:51:28

The long and the short of telomeres In captivity, grey parrots are often kept in social isolation, which can have detrimental effects on their health and wellbeing. So far there have not been any studies on the effects of long term social isolation from conspecifics on cellular aging. Telomeres shorten with each cell division, and once a critical length is reached, cells are unable to divide further (a stage known as 'replicative senescence'). Although cellular senescence is a useful...

2014-03-31 11:49:22

Since the dawn of civilization people were searching for clues to longevity and trying to extend human lifespan. But only in the past two decades with the advances in genetic sequencing, epigenetic analysis, and increased government investments the area experienced rapid expansion in the knowledge base, allowing scientists to develop comprehensive models and theories of aging. And while there is still much disagreement among scientists, the evolutionary theories are dominating the field....

Genes Link Diet and aging
2014-01-28 09:58:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It seems like every other commercial on TV today is another diet company, with yet another diet plan. You probably know someone who has tried everything from the Paleo Diet, to gluten-free, to the Atkins Diet. The big question is, which diet is right? A new study published in Cell Metabolism reveals they might all be right. University of Southern California scientists Sean Curran and Shanshan Pang have identified a collection of...

2014-01-08 23:23:58

Supreme Skin Claims Superior Results with Natural, Facials in the Asheville, NC area. DNA Restores the Skin at the Cellular Level Without Harsh or Uncomfortable Procedures. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 To create superior anti-aging facials the Asheville, NC company YourSupremeSkin.com now offers an easily affordable, highly effective results-oriented process based on the science of cellular DNA. No longer are obsolete laser treatments the only option, and it is not necessary to...

2014-01-07 14:14:26

UMD-led study is first to link racism-related factors and cellular age A new study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American men, ages reporting high levels of racial discrimination and who had internalized anti-Black attitudes. Findings from the study, which is the first to link racism-related factors and biological aging, are published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Racial disparities...

Parasitic DNA Multiplies In Aging Tissues
2013-12-22 17:19:18

Brown University The genomes of organisms from humans to corn are replete with "parasitic" strands of DNA that, when not suppressed, copy themselves and spread throughout the genome, potentially affecting health. Earlier this year Brown University researchers found that these "retrotransposable elements" were increasingly able to break free of the genome's control in cultures of human cells. Now in a new paper in the journal Aging, they show that RTEs are increasingly able to break free...

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,...

Genetics Influence Brain Aging
2013-11-05 03:14:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The declining brain function that occurs during the normal aging process has been demonstrated for the first time to be genetically influenced in a large study sample, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Identification of genes associated with brain aging should improve our understanding of the biological processes that govern normal...

Microgravity Accelerates Biological Aging
2013-11-01 05:35:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the race to push humanity farther and farther into outer space for longer periods of time, the real losers might just be the astronauts themselves. A new study, conducted on the International Space Station (ISS), describe experiments involving cells that line the inner surfaces of blood vessels, called endothelial cells. The findings, published in The FASEB Journal, reveal that microgravity accelerates cardiovascular disease and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.