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Longevity Is All In Your Head
2013-09-04 05:38:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have reportedly discovered the mechanism through which a specific type of protein can bring about a “significant delay” in the aging process. Writing in the September 3 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, the study authors explain how one sirtuin protein (a class of proteins that have been linked to cellular processes like aging, transcription,...

2013-06-21 23:21:18

A study finds a possible link between a drug alternative that could slow age-associated impairments in the brain with restricting caloric intake. Prescopodene Nutritionals feels they can help reduce food consumption to extend brain functionality. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 In an article on Science Daily's website, there has been evidence showing that restricting caloric intake can activate an enzyme called Sirtuin 1, or SIRT1, which may offer protection against...

2013-03-08 12:12:24

Findings identify universal mechanism for activating anti-aging pathway A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models. What's more, the researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism for this interaction, and show that a class of more potent drugs currently in clinical trials act in a similar fashion. Pharmaceutical compounds similar to...

2012-10-01 16:29:51

Vibration-induced white finger disease (VWF) is caused by continued use of vibrating hand held machinery (high frequency vibration >50 Hz), and affects tens of thousands of people. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Clinical Epigenetics finds that people with a genetic polymorphism (A2191G) in sirtuin1 (SIRT1), a protein involved in the regulation of endothelial NOS (eNOS), are more likely to suffer from vibration-induced white finger disease. VWF (also known...

2012-09-17 23:02:00

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a protein called SIRT1 responds to excess fat calories in pregnancy by rewriting the histone code leading to infants with fatty-livers and eventual obesity If you are overweight and pregnant, your baby isn't destined to a life of obesity after all, according to a new research report published online in The FASEB Journal. In the report, a team of U.S. scientists show that modifying fat intake during pregnancy to a moderate level is enough to...

Milk Ingredient Protects Against Obesity
2012-06-06 05:11:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Milk ads have long proclaimed that milk does the body good. Now, there may be research that backs this idea of milk as having particular attributes to boost a healthy body. Researchers found that a natural ingredient in milk can help protect against obesity, even when mice consume foods that are high in fat. The findings, published in the June issue of Cell Metabolism, believe that the milk ingredient is similar to a new type of vitamin. The discovery of NR...

2012-05-01 21:19:57

New research reinforces the claim that resveratrol–a compound found in plants and food groups, notably red wine–prolongs lifespan and health-span by boosting the activity of mitochondria, the cell's energy supplier. "The results were surprisingly clear," said David Sinclair, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and the study's senior author. "Without the mitochondria-boosting gene SIRT1, resveratrol does not work." Over the last decade, Sinclair and colleagues...


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