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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.

2012-02-03 09:03:09

Findings may settle scientific debate surrounding this chemical found in red wine and other foods.

2011-12-23 06:48:49

Treatment that increases brain levels of a crucial regulatory enzyme may slow the loss of brain cells that characterize Huntington’s disease (HD) and other neurodegenerative disorders, according to this study.

Eating Less Improves Brain Function
2011-12-20 08:36:55

Calorie restriction activates genes linked to longevity and brain function, according to a new Italian study with mice. The discovery could lead to new treatments to keep the brain in a healthy, youthful state without the need for a restrictive diet.

Scientists Question Resveratrol Longevity Products
2011-09-22 10:14:07

New research suggests that anti-ageing face creams and supplements, that actively use a 'miracle ingredient' commonly found in red wine, are a complete waste of time and money, and do nothing to improve your odds of living a longer life.

2011-04-05 15:53:56

Research published in the Cancer Cell journal in March was a significant step in knowing the causes of cancer better, especially breast cancer, revealing that the lack or loss of a protein in the cells known as SIRT3, induces the proliferation of this disease and thereby, this protein can be an may be a therapeutic target in the development of effective therapies for cancer.

2011-01-28 00:16:42

The most common type of breast cancer in older women — estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PR) positive breast cancer — has been linked to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.

2010-11-18 16:46:04

For decades, scientists have been searching for the fundamental biological secrets of how eating less extends lifespan.

2010-07-22 15:29:29

MIT biologists report that they have discovered the first link between the amyloid plaques that form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and a gene previously implicated in the aging process, SIRT1.

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2010-07-12 06:45:00

According to a study published on Sunday, a gene linked to increased life span through calorie restriction also appears to play a critical role in boosting memory and brain power.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.