Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stool microbes predict advanced liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—a condition that can lead to liver cirrhosis and cancer—isn't typically detected until it's well advanced. Even then, diagnosis requires an invasive liver biopsy. To detect NAFLD ...

Medical research

New study identifies possible predictor for women's longevity

Death and taxes have long been said to be the only two things guaranteed in life. Exactly when someone will die, in most instances, remains a mystery. A new study, however, identifies one possible predictor—specifically, ...

Medical research

Caloric restriction can be beneficial to the brain, study shows

Studies of different animal species suggest a link between eating less and living longer, but the molecular mechanisms by which caloric restriction affords protection against disease and extends longevity are not well understood.

Health

Italy's 100 club village reveals its secret

Scientists on Monday revealed part of the secret to why a small village in southern Italy has an unusual number of centenarians—low levels of a particular hormone that affects circulation.

Neuroscience

Mind your busyness

Are you busy on an average day? Do you often have too many things to do to get them all done? Do you often have so many things to do that you go to bed later than your regular bedtime?

Genetics

New genes associated with extreme longevity identified

Centenarians show successful aging as they remain active and alert at very old ages. Scientists at Stanford University and the University of Bologna have begun to unravel the basis for longevity by finding genetic loci associated ...

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