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2009-03-05 08:28:21

Report from the 4th ARVO/Pfizer Ophthalmics Research Institute ConferenceAlthough scientists know progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and their axons is the primary cause of glaucoma, researchers have yet to identify a way to stop or prevent the degeneration.The challenge to find a solution brought together a panel of 39 scientists to discuss the factors that may contribute to the disease. The report from the Fourth Annual ARVO/Pfizer Ophthalmics Research Institute Conference...

2009-02-20 10:02:32

People everywhere are feeling the stress of a worldwide recession. Our cells, too, are under continual assault from stress.Hidden from sight, our cells battle challenges such as their environment, bacteria, viruses, too much or too little oxygen, and physiological stressors. Molecular systems protect cells under assault, but those systems can break down, especially with age.To better understand how cells are protected from stress and damage, a team led by Northwestern University researchers...

2008-12-15 14:29:00

GENEVA, Switzerland, December 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss-based http://www.dnartistic.com's first piece of DNA luxury jewellery will be sold at 1 million CHF and some of the proceeds will be used to finance the anti-aging services and life extension research of sister company http://www.inneova.com. Dr. Ivan de Weber, a young Swiss scientist specialized in molecular genetics of aging and co-founder of both Inneova(TM) and DNArtistic has brought together a group of jewellers who work...

2008-12-01 11:44:00

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Organogenesis, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company, has just been named the recipient of two prestigious awards honoring the company's cutting edge development, manufacturing and economic impact. Organogenesis' manufacturing division has been named 2008 "Team of the Year" by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, a prominent industry publication. The "Team of the Year" honor will be highlighted in the magazine's upcoming December 2008 issue....

2008-11-12 21:00:14

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study being published in this Friday's online edition of Cell will help answer the question, what causes Parkinson's disease? One of the most pressing questions in the medical research into Parkinson's disease is what causes the sensitive cells in the brain to die in the first place. Answering this question has been especially difficult because there are two nearly identical types of brain cells that produce dopamine and they are mixed...

2008-09-30 09:01:00

Cellumen, Inc. today announced an agreement with the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) to apply Cellumen's Cellular Systems Biology (CSB) technology to create a cellular model of Alzheimer's disease. The main objective of the partnership is for Cellumen to develop a panel of CSB assays, as well as biosensors of key protein:protein interactions, that reveal the activity of multiple targets and pathways implicated in Alzheimer's disease in an intact, functioning cellular system....

2008-09-26 03:00:15

By DeMarco, Donald A writer is always looking for ways in which he can express old ideas with new words. He knows that his language must be kept fresh to protect his readers from semantic boredom, if not semantic aphasia. In the senior circles where I spend a great deal of my social time, I hear the expression "We're getting older" a little too often. Actually, I am weary of it. The truth is, we start getting "older" the moment our one-cell zygote replicates itself into two nearly identical...

2008-09-24 12:00:12

Healthsense, Inc., a market leader in providing technology solutions for the future of aging services, will present the results of research validating the use of its groundbreaking eNeighbor(R) remote monitoring system at the prestigious 11th Annual Ziegler Senior Living and Finance Strategy Conference held in Lake George, N.Y., on Sept. 24-26. Healthsense officials also will introduce a technology road map for the senior living industry, designed to guide providers as they strive to meet the...

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Anonymous A new study published in in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society confirms that one of the secrets to healthy aging is a physically active lifestyle. This study suggests that the benefits of exercise go beyond weight loss and better muscle tone. It also helps preserve functional abilities such as walking several blocks, climbing stairs, maintaining a sense of balance, sustaining grip strength-each critical to remaining independent. About 75 percent of older Americans...

2008-08-12 09:01:36

Czech scientists test new way to kill cancer cells PRAGUE, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Czech scientists are examining a new method of fighting against tumor cells, based on a vitamin E analog, which has given promising results when tested on mice, Veronika Kratochvilova from the Biotechnological Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV) said on Monday. The vitamin E analog, effective via mitochondria, causes the death of cancer cells without damaging healthy ones, the Czech news agency...