News tagged with life span
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(Medical Xpress)—UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies. The research, ...
Genetics May 06, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (18) | 1 |
Swiss scientists reveal the mechanism responsible for aging hidden deep within mitochondria—and dramatically slow it down in worms by administering antibiotics to the young.
Medical research May 22, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (11) | 2 |
In efforts to understand what influences life span, cancer and aging, scientists are building roadmaps to navigate and learn about cells at the molecular level.
Medical research Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Elderly people who are socially isolated and lonely may be at greater risk of early death, British researchers report.
Health Mar 25, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—Newborns who weigh around 9 pounds or more at birth tend to have bigger brains as teens than those who weigh less at birth, a new study finds.
Health Nov 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Restricting calorie intake extends life span in many species, and a new study at the School of Medicine helps illuminate how: Low-nutrient conditions activate an enzyme that helps cells complete their ...
Medical research Dec 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised an entirely novel way to block biological signaling pathways that, when overactive, lead to many types of cancers. They've done so ...
Cancer Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Since the 1930s scientists have proposed food restriction as a way to extend life in mice. Though feeding a reduced-calorie diet has indeed lengthened the life spans of mice, rats and many other species, new ...
Medical research May 03, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
British patients will soon take part in a trial of a Cuban-designed therapeutic lung cancer vaccine, the first of its kind, a company executive announced Thursday.
Cancer Nov 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A new series of studies in mouse models by Mayo Clinic researchers uncovered that the aging process is characterized by high rates of whole-chromosome losses and gains in various organs, including heart, muscle, kidney and ...
Medical research Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Research led by Dr. Udai Pandey, Assistant Professor of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that the ability of a protein made by a gene called FUS to bind to RNA is essential to the development ...
Genetics Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Study of Atomic-Bomb Survivors: Even lower levels of ionizing radiation exposure may lead to soft tissue cancers
In one of the largest and longest follow-up studies ever conducted to assess the effects of ionizing radiation upon the development of soft tissue sarcomas in humans, the investigators found that much lower levels than previously ...
Surgery Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Reprogrammed immune cells might give doctors an edge in rallying the body's defenses against tumor growth
Genetic abnormalities accrued by tumor cells lead to inappropriate production of proteins at the wrong time or place, or even the synthesis of unusual hybrid proteins not found in normal cells. Such abnormalities ...
Cancer Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
If findings of a new study in mice are any indication, it might be possible to fine-tune cellular powerhouses called mitochondria, tweaking one aspect to increase insulin sensitivity, reduce body and fat ...
Medical research Jan 29, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The neurotransmitter dopamine is best known for its roles in the brain in signaling pathways that control movement, motivation, reward, learning and memory.
Medical research Jul 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |