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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Study Shows Promising Safety Results for Anti-Aging Drug

Feb. 9, 2016 — Minimal metabolic side effects have been documented after continuous, long-term treatment with encapsulated rapamycin in a marmoset (monkey) model. Results lead to new research grant to study ... read more

Social Internet-Based Activities Important for Healthy Aging

Feb. 9, 2016 — Meaningful and Internet-based activities promote experiences of participation in society and are important for healthy aging. In a new dissertation, occupational therapists are shown to promote ... read more

New Evidence Gives Women Informed Choice in the Prolapse Surgery Debate

Feb. 8, 2016 — New evidence published today highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse. Slightly better repair with mesh ... read more

Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked to Facial Dark Spots

Feb. 8, 2016 — A large scale study that included women from Germany and China has demonstrated a link between levels of traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases with the formation of dark ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a direct link between the Wbp2 gene and progressive hearing loss. The scientists report that the loss of Wbp2 expression leads to progressive ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Study of plaque production holds promise of helping improve treatment for Alzheimer's, say investigators. Focusing on the form of the disease found in early onset Alzheimer's, in the 2 ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new finding offers a fresh insight into one of the earliest biological events of Alzheimer's disease and is expected to open new avenues of ... read more

Hair Thinning by Stem Cell Loss

Feb. 4, 2016 — Why people lose their locks in old age may be related to the aging of hair follicle stem cells, two new studies suggest. Though it is known that mammals that live for longer lifespans lose their ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have carried out an experiment which conclusively proves for the first time that mitochondria are major triggers of cell aging. This brings scientists a step closer to developing therapies ... read more

Head Injury Patients Develop Brain Clumps Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease

Feb. 3, 2016 — Scientists have revealed that protein clumps associated with Alzheimer's disease are also found in the brains of people who have had a head ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and also an oncogene when mutated -- is critical for the expression of numerous inflammatory compounds ... read more

Drug Prevents Key Age-Related Brain Change in Rats

Feb. 2, 2016 — New findings shed light on the mechanisms of cognitive decline and identify potential strategies to stem ... read more

Fishing for Answers About Mercury Consumption

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study has provided the first report on the relationship of brain concentrations of mercury to brain neuropathology and diseases associated with ... read more

Physician Group Issues Advice, Raises Questions About Best Practices for Evaluating Blood in the Urine as a Sign of Cancer

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new report issues advice for physicians on how to detect and evaluate blood found in the urine, which is known as hematuria. The report also raises questions about the potential harms associated ... read more

Insulin-Like Growth Factor Linked to Hippocampal Hyperactivity in Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 1, 2016 — The insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), the 'master' lifespan regulator, plays a vital role in directly regulating hippocampal hyperactivity in the brain, report scientists. The ... read more

Greater Weight Loss During Aging Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Feb. 1, 2016 — Increasing weight loss per decade as people age from midlife to late life was associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Why does a Great Dane have a shorter lifespan than a pug? The answer lies in a complex relationship between energy usage and lifespan. That relationship is quickly being unraveled through the use of ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — When people turn about 80 years of age, approximately half of the body's proteins are damaged by oxidation. Oxidation occurs because of random chemical degradations that are associated with ... read more

Attitude to Aging Can Have a Direct Effect on Health, Researchers Confirm

Jan. 29, 2016 — Negative attitudes to aging affect physical and cognitive health in later years, confirm researchers. These latest findings have important implications for media, policymakers, practitioners and ... read more

The Harbingers of Aging

Jan. 29, 2016 — Researchers have detected age-dependent alterations in metabolism and gene regulation in middle-aged fruitflies, and show that these effects are linked to a reduction in lifespan, suggests a new ... read more

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