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Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...ncrease in incidences of skin cancer, coupled with ageing populations, will place greater demands on dermatology and other related specialties over the coming years. “The number of people aged 60 and over is set to rise by more than a half by 2030 and 80 per cent of all skin cancers occur in this age gro...

It's never too late to get it back! Aging interrupted

...etime. Physiological changes associated with ageing include cell damage and the emergence of cancer ce...the key to the effects of low calorie diets on the ageing process. However, it is known that vegetarians and fish eaters live longer than red meat eaters, and...

Bioluminescence at the service of a novel cerebral imaging technique

... Drosophila is an excellent model for the study of ageing and longevity, because it has recently been shown that flies endowed with a mutation of the insulin receptor live much longer. It is also possible to exploit the powerful genetic tools of the Drosphila to study and compare these maps in flies bearin...

Meat and two neutrons -- the key to a longer life

...veral chemical and enzymatic processes relevant to ageing 'It is a highly novel idea,' he says. 'But it remains to be seen whether it can be the source of practicable therapies, but it is a prospect that certainly cannot be ruled out.' Charles Cantor, a professor of biomechanical engineering at Boston Un...

The influence of the menstrual cycle on the female brain

...ases of Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, normal ageing and drug and gambling addictions. ...

Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'

...biological ageing" in white cell DNA. Biological ageing is likely to be reflected by the gradual shortenin...lomere length. The authors suggest that both the ageing process and osteoarthritis share biological factors in common, including oxidative stress and low le...

Vaccination with embryonic stem cells prevents lung cancer in mice

...ne would be a big victory). We may also vaccinate ageing rodents, the majority of which develop endocrine tumours in old age. "In terms of human testing, if all goes well, then I think this vaccination might best be tested in women at high (genetic) risk of breast cancer, in people with high (genetic) r...

New research shows big improvement in survival after stroke

...of strokes occurring is expected to rise, with the ageing of the population and improved survival. In three separate studies between 1981 and 2003, researchers investigated the rate of short and medium-term survival after stroke and found that the probability of survival increased from 1981, especially i...

Worm links cancer risk to ageing

...rnal Science ?open up a new avenue of inquiry into ageing as a risk factor for cancer. "We have discovered ...ns opens a new way to study the connection between ageing and cancer." Scientists have long known that, statistically, ageing is a huge factor for cancer but...

Scientists identify protein with a crucial role in cell death

... important step toward a good understanding of the ageing processes and of diseases like Parkinson's disease...cells, a phenomenon that also occurs in the normal ageing process. This result spurred the researchers on to find out the function of PARL. Controlled cel...

Chocolate milk could be key to longer, healthier life

...he new 50, unfortunately for much of New Zealand's ageing population declining muscle function means it simply isn't true. New research however from The University of Auckland's Faculty of Science aims to develop a non-pharmaceutical means to maintain muscle function and quality of life in older individual...

The urban evolution lab

...genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in the ageing process. Prospects for tests and treatments These new findings lead to a new understanding: namely, that the quantity of the amyloid precursor protein, and thus of the amyloid protein, in brain cells contributes significantly to the risk of contr...

Researchers discover a new genetic cause of Alzheimer's disease

...genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in the ageing process. Prospects for tests and treatments These new findings lead to a new understanding: namely, that the quantity of the amyloid precursor protein, and thus of the amyloid protein, in brain cells contributes significantly to the risk of contr...

Unique equine cataract surgery offered on routine basis

...acts develop because of hereditary, congenital and ageing factors and as a consequence of injury or ophthalmic disease. The latter causes are largely unsuitable for the treatment because previously attempted procedures carried a high complication rate. To achieve the best results, the surgeons borrowed...

Human prostate grown from embryonic stem cells

...an work out how BPH develops as part of the normal ageing process," she said. "We will also have the opportunity to study the transition of healthy prostate tissue to cancer. Not only will this enable us to develop new, more effective ways of treating diseases that affect nearly every man, but we hope, even...

Scientists use stem cells to grow cartilage

...mber of medical problems. With the UK's increasing ageing population there will be an inevitable increase in problems created by people living longer. Although doctors have been able to carry out joint replacements for a number of years, it has not possible to replace the worn out cartilage. By replacing th...

Hope for Alzheimer's blossoms

...e and the pharmaceutical industry, but also to the ageing population." ...

No single gene for ageing

...his topic was of great interest at the seminar for ageing at the conference "Functional genomics and disease...s such as round worms ?and in humans." Studies of ageing also give insight into the causes of cancer, because cancer and ageing have the same background caus...

New research could help us deliver genes for new bone formation

... to a new approach to tissue engineering. With the ageing populations of Western countries it holds the pote...chnologies to help meet the healthcare needs of an ageing population. Although research such as this is currently a number of years from being available to pa...

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