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Antioxidants used for longevity

...idant molecules which take the place of SOD, their lifespan is trebled and they stay healthy. This research has significant implications for human disease....

Altering genes through calories

...g’s effects. Cutting calories is known to increase lifespan and reduce age-related disease in experimental mammals. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside probed how gene activity changes when an elderly mouse diets.Over half the changes that usually occur with aging were absent from mice tha...

Boys reduced mother's life expectancy

...esearch, there was no definite explanation for the lifespan difference and thereby suggested that girls are more likely to help with gathering food and caring for children....

Scientific markers of aging described

...ell known that calorie restriction// increases the lifespan of animals. Now researchers at the National Institute of Aging have some new clues about slowing down the aging process. They compared a group of 500 healthy men, taking part in this study of aging, with a group of rhesus monkeys. They followed the m...

Prolonged survival not assured by psychological therapies for cancer patients

"The lifespan of people with cancer cannot be prolonged by psychological interventions", says a recent study by researchers. Does mind play a role in cancer? Yes. People with cancer can benefit from counselling and therapy// at the time of diagnosis to help them ...

Midlife Brain Activity a Predictor Of Alzheimer’s Diseas

...span. Medical advances, however, have expanded the lifespan well beyond the brain’s natural capacity and the process of adult brain development and becoming ‘wiser’ has this downside that evolution could not anticipate. Researchers say the new brain model suggests the best time to address myelin depletion i...

Hope For Patients With Prostate Cancer

...ombination with prednisone was found to extend the lifespan of patients by about 2.5 months.Side effects of the drug combination include nausea, hair loss, bone marrow suppression, tingling sensations, and fluid retention....

Understanding The Predictor’s Of Alzheimer’s Diseae

...span. Medical advances, however, have expanded the lifespan well beyond the brain’s natural capacity ... The process of adult brain development and becoming ‘wiser’ has this downside that evolution could not anticipate. Researchers say the new brain model suggests the best time to address myelin depletion i...

Grafting arteries to restore blood flow is best for survival

...t. Incomplete artery grafting may not increase the lifespan of the patients sufficiently outside the hospital ...rgery is not enough. Surgeons need to consider the lifespan of the patient after they have been discharged from the hospital. Coronary bypass surgery increases ...

Acrolein may be the key to halting spinal cord damage

... at least a week. Because acrolein has such a long lifespan and is so toxic, we theorize that it is primarily responsible for the secondary damage that keeps injured spines from healing." Acrolein's involvement with other conditions suggests that it could be the key to fighting a number of diseases, Shi said...

Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease

...enis or vulva. The adult wuchereria worms have a lifespan of up to five years. And during this time they pro... Professor Achim H?rauf explains. "Due to the long lifespan of the wuchereria worms, therapy lasts several years, during which time the symptoms continue to per...

Gender difference in Pain Experience - Women feel More Pain than men

...nce a greater number of pain episodes across their lifespan than men, in more bodily areas and with greater frequency. Unfortunately all too often the differences between males and females are not considered in pain research or practice, and instead are either ignored or statistically averaged”These results a...

Can Ajinomoto cause cancer?

...tudy was performed in 1,800 rats during their full lifespan by giving six different dose levels and a control group. The results of the study are to be published in the European Journal of Oncology. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, which is used by most people to prepare food, sweeten chewing gums, sof...

Genes to Extend Longevity Discovered

...orie restriction seems to be the key to extend the lifespan of many species through Sir2 gene.// Researchers...avis, screened for genes that could increase yeast lifespan via Sir2 gene. According to the study published today in the advance online edition of Science, “Yea...

Malignant Mesothelioma – A New Genetic Revelatio

...affect the heart, lungs, or abdominal regions. The lifespan of sufferers can be reduced to a matter of months from the onset of the symptoms, but the symptoms can take many decades to manifest from the exposure to asbestos. The understanding of the disease process is important for both prevention and sure of ...

Malignant Mesothelioma – A New Genetic Revelation

...affect the heart, lungs, or abdominal regions. The lifespan of sufferers can be reduced to a matter of months from the onset of the symptoms, but the symptoms can take many decades to manifest from the exposure to asbestos. The understanding of the disease process is important for both prevention and sure of ...

Blood Sugar Kept In Control By Novel Protein

...n has already shown promising results by extending lifespan in yeast, worms and flies // and is known to keep blood sugar under control in mice. Experiments have demonstrated that mice with an excess of the protein Sirt1 in cells of the pancreas have improved glucose tolerance and enhanced insulin secretion ...

Good news for those of you wanting to live longer

... a naturally occurring hormone that can extend the lifespan of mice by as much as 30%. Mice lacking the gene for klotho began showing signs of premature aging around 3 to 4 weeks of age and die after // about two months when compared to an average life span of 2 years. This has indeed opened up new avenues in...

“Provenge”, Dendritic cell vaccine for Prostate Cancr

... and colorectal cancers, but the first to increase lifespan in advancer cancer patients. There are also questions about which cells are antigens to use in vaccines and the mode and frequency with which they should be administered. For example, mature dendritic cell vaccines seem to produce the best immune r...

Gene Therapy Overcomes Heart Failure In Muscular Dystrophy

...e hips and shoulders and the heart. Naturally, the lifespan is shortened owing to cardiac and respiratory failure. The injection of a high dose of AAV-8 was accompanied by significant improvements in the skeletal and cardiac muscle tones in the affected hamsters. After eight months of gene therapy, the hamste...

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