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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 |
Of enzymes and aging: Tryptophan metabolism plays key role in aging and age-related neurological diseases
(Medical Xpress)—In the battle against aging and age-related neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, a key factor has long appeared to be the toxicity of proteins which tend to aggregate. ...
Medical research Oct 05, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (14) | 3 |
New study validates longevity pathway: 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 ...
Medical research Mar 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (20) | 6 |
(Medical Xpress)—Replicative aging (also known as replicative senescence) causes mammalian cells to undergo a process of growth arrest dependent on telomeres (the shortening of repeated sequences at the ends o ...
Neuroscience Mar 27, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Scientists have found that calorie restriction—a diet comprised of approximately 30 percent fewer calories but with the same nutrients of a standard diet—does not extend years of life or reduce age-related deaths in a ...
Medical research Aug 29, 2012 | 4.1 / 5 (8) | 8 |
(Medical Xpress)—People are living longer than ever before, thanks to medical and technological advances. Unfortunately, aging can be associated with a decrease in brain function. This is because, unlike ...
Neuroscience Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
As the body ages, the physical effects are notable; wrinkles in the skin appear, physical exertion becomes harder. But there are also less visible processes going on. Inside aging brains there is another phenomenon at work, ...
Neuroscience Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A major international study involving a Simon Fraser University scientist has found that sequence differences in a gene crucial to the maintenance of our chromosomes' integrity predispose us to certain ...
Genetics May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at the Monell Center have identified the location and certain genetic characteristics of taste stem cells on the tongue. The findings will facilitate techniques to grow and manipulate new functional taste cells ...
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Drugs targeting an enzyme involved in inflammation might offer a new avenue for treating certain lung cancers, according to a new study by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Cancer Feb 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Teens who were depressed as children are far more likely than their peers to be obese, smoke cigarettes and lead sedentary lives, even if they no longer suffer from depression.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A research team of Inserm, CNRS and MDC lead by Michael Sieweke of the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy (CNRS, INSERM, Aix Marseille Université) and Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, ...
Immunology Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A widely prescribed type 2 diabetes drug slows down the ageing process by mimicking the effects of dieting, according to a study published today using worms to investigate how the drug works.
Medical research Mar 28, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Women can add nine years to their lives by quitting smoking before the age of 40 but still face a 20-percent higher death rate than those who never smoked, a study said Saturday.
Addiction Oct 27, 2012 | 3.6 / 5 (5) | 3
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers in Israel have found that genetically altering male mice to cause them to express more of the protein SIRT6 allowed them to live up to fifteen percent longer. Haim Cohen and colleagues at Bar-Ilan ...
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |