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2012-03-14 09:42:29

For every individual who's a victim of Alzheimer's – some 5.4 million persons in the United States alone – there's a related victim: the caregiver. Spouse, son, daughter, other relative or friend, the loneliness, exhaustion, fear and most of all stress and depression takes a toll While care for the caregivers is difficult to find, a new study out of UCLA suggests that using yoga to engage in very brief, simple daily meditation can lead to improved cognitive functioning and...

2012-03-12 20:14:42

Salk scientists' discovery explains how a class of chemotherapy drugs works The well-being of living cells requires specialized squads of proteins that maintain order. Degraders chew up worn-out proteins, recyclers wrap up damaged organelles, and-most importantly-DNA repair crews restitch anything that resembles a broken chromosome. If repair is impossible, the crew foreman calls in executioners to annihilate a cell. As unsavory as this last bunch sounds, failure to summon them is one...

2012-02-28 11:36:26

Researchers from The University of Nottingham have demonstrated how a species of flatworm overcomes the ageing process to be potentially immortal. The discovery, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is part of a project funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) and may shed light on the possibilities of alleviating ageing and age-related characteristics in human cells. Planarian worms have...

2012-02-23 05:00:00

Telome Health, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on the role of telomere biology in human health, has announced that co-founder and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn has been awarded Innovator of the Year by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Telome Health, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on the role of telomere biology in human health, has announced that co-founder and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn has...

2012-02-21 21:11:25

A new study in Biological Psychiatry answers Stress has numerous detrimental effects on the human body. Many of these effects are acutely felt by the sufferer, but many more go 'unseen', one of which is shortening of telomere length. Telomeres are protective caps on the ends of chromosomes and are indicators of aging, as they naturally shorten over time. However, telomeres are also highly susceptible to stress and depression, both of which have repeatedly been linked with premature...

2012-02-21 14:15:46

Study shows resilient cells lengthen telomeres by other means; identifies targets to defeat effect Inhibiting telomerase, an enzyme that rescues malignant cells from destruction by extending the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes, kills tumor cells but also triggers resistance pathways that allow cancer to survive and spread, scientists report in the Feb. 17 issue of Cell. "Telomerase is overexpressed in many advanced cancers, but assessing its potential as a therapeutic target...

2012-02-21 14:09:18

Study employs mouse models, genomic analysis of human tumors, to identify genetic changes Genomic instability caused by an erosion of the protective caps on chromosomes, followed by activation of an enzyme that reinforces those caps, allows malignant cells to evade destruction and acquire more deadly characteristics, researchers report in an Online Now article at the journal Cell. In a strain of mice engineered to develop prostate cancer, all mice that went through this two-step process...

2012-02-17 16:05:00

BeWellBuzz.com knows what Jennifer has incorporated in her diet - Lots of anti-aging foods instead of carbs is what´s keeping her young and fit. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 It isn´t by any strange coincidence or super-human genes that Hollywood Actress Jennifer Aniston looks as young as she does. The 42-year old actress and former star of NBC´s highly successful “Friends” TV-sitcom has been engaging the science of anti-aging foods. A recent article at...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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