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Removal of fat gene may slow down aging

A single gene appears to play a key role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism. Research suggests that deleting the gene in mice reduces body fat and extends lifespan.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Tech company aims to find the secret of human aging

Craig Venter, the genomics pioneer is starting a new company that aims to tackle the mysteries of human aging. For the project, Venter has teamed up with stem cell pioneer Dr Robert Hariri and X Prize Foundation founder Dr Peter Diamandis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Alzheimer's disease may kill as many as cancer in US

Washington - Deaths from Alzheimer's disease are under-reported in the United States and the most common form of dementia may be taking as many lives as heart disease or cancer, said a study Wednesday.Alzheimer's disease currently ranks sixth among causes of death ...
In the Media by AFP

Lots of sitting is dangerous for older adults

Washington - Spending too much time sitting may be particularly dangerous for people over 60, regardless of how much they exercise, according to a US study out Wednesday.The odds of being disabled doubled for each additional hour of sedentary time in seniors, said ...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Social contact, regular exercise key to living longer

Chicago - Social contact and regular exercise are key to aging well and living a longer life, according to newly presented research.In fact, feeling extremely lonely can increase an older person's chances of premature death by 14 percent, an impact nearly as str...
In the Media by Jean-Louis Santini (AFP)

Report: Americans hold positive attitudes on aging populations

In a new study published by the Pew Research Center, American attitudes toward aging and their projected prospects in their golden years are seen as firmly positive.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Environmental stressors affect cell aging

Researchers have looked at cell aging, by studying yeast to mimic human cells. They found that caffeine potentially increases cell aging.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Stem cells artificially aged to show Parkinson’s effect

Scientists have developed a method for converting induced stem cells into nerve cells that recapitulate features associated with aging and Parkinson's disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New video sheds light on why we grow old

Liverpool - An animated short released late in November offers colourful insight intn the aging process in humans and how we can live longer and healthier.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

Eating nuts has an association with longer life

A new study ties nut consumption to longevity. The theory is that the oils in nuts can reduce bad cholesterol and possibly inflammation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments
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