Tag: "aging" at biology news
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
... of the most important problems facing the rapidly aging
population. The selection of The Schepens Eye Research Institute as the location for that program reflects its national leadership in the search for new cures for blindness." "With these new Exploratory Centers, we hope to remove roadblocks to collab...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
Certain brain changes that are common in normal aging
are not the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease. Recent research by cognitive aging
experts suggests that changes related to Alzheimer's disease appear in distinct regions of the brain...
16 APS exercise research highlights, from reduced flu mortality to proteomics & obesity
...ia State University, University Park) Influence of aging
on skeletal muscle blood flow in healthy humans. Active leg sympathetic vasoconstrictor responsiveness appears to be greater in older men during exercise. 4.17 Adrienne Visocchi, et al. (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) The effect of isometr...
Punching the timeclock of life
...rs ago, Valter Longo had an inkling of a theory of aging
that is now challenging the dogma of one of scien...students alike as he explored a new way to look at aging
that directly opposes principles set forth by Darwin in his theory of natural selection. It has l...
Washington University in St. Louis leads group studying aging process
... from radicals, which are chemical culprits in the aging
process in everything from bacteria to human beings. Himadri Pakrasi, Ph.D., Washington University professor of biology, is the principal investigator of a five-year, five million dollar project from the Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (...
A new protein is discovered to play a key role in cancer progression
...ant to TGF-b dependent growth arrest, induction of aging
(cellular senescence), and cell death (apoptosis). However, when PML function is added back to these cells, this defect is corrected and TGF-induced activity restores normal cell functions. "The study found an unexpected role of cPML which highlig...
APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology
...arget for preventing the bone loss associated with aging
and/or menopause. Adrienne Bratcher University of Louisville School of Medicine Ms. Bratcher is conducting research in the area of hypertension. She is investigating the effects of increased dietary salt intake on microcirculation. Her research ...
How an insidious mutation fools DNA replication
... in DNA that is central to mutations in cancer and aging
fools the cellular enzyme that copies DNA. Their f...-- a process long believed to underlie cancers and aging
-- can create permanent genetic damage. The Duke University Medical Center researchers' findings wer...
Regular physical activity really does boost immune system in older men
... six hours a week. Previous studies show that the aging
immune system suffers from a progressive decrease ...ignificant reduction in all anti-KLH measures with aging
except for anti-KLH IgG2. The physically active older group had significantly higher anti-KLH IgM, I...
UNC researchers awarded $8.65 million from National Institute on Aging
...to investigate the molecular basis of blood vessel aging
and its role in the development of vascular diseas...ut of all risk factors for cardiovascular disease, aging
is the least well understood." Several medical school faculty, each an expert in a specific ce...
Scientists pinpoint molecules that generate synapses
...Still, one can think of lots of cases, from normal aging
to mental retardation to neurodegenerative disease, where making more synapses or preventing synapse loss might be beneficial. This finding may eventually point the way to new therapies." The work, using mice as a model, was conducted while Sanes and...
Article series aims to educate on the truth of anti-aging claims
...d the reality of what is currently known about the aging
process. Fourteen articles are presented in total. Under the title "Anti-Aging Medicine: The Hype and the Reality," both sections will later be combined into a single publication. Support for the preparation of the issue was provided by the Alliance...
Croatian skeletons reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries
...lead to the development of symptomatic tumours, so aging
populations naturally show a higher incidence of the disease. "The individuals in the Croatian Skeletal Collection would have been prone to diseases such as syphilis, tuberculosis and leprosy (and we found evidence for each of these conditions in in...
Gerontology researchers urge scrutiny of anti-aging treatments
...ventions falsely claiming to reverse or retard the aging
process, according to an article published by lega...ng treatments can seriously harm older persons and aging
baby boomers, and may divert them from more medically-proven therapies. Currently, there are many ba...
Scientist honored for studies of genetic influence on chemotherapy, tumor development
...standing of the genetic factors that influence the aging
and death of cancer cells. The professorship was established in 2000 in honor of NFCR founders Tamara and Franklin Salisbury, Sr., to recognize a senior scientist at the level of associate professor or professor who currently is engaged in an a...
New public policy & aging report highlights facts and fiction about anti-aging medicine
Can the aging
process be decelerated or reversed and, if so, sho...longevity is not so much a matter of reversing the aging
process, but rather confronting the diseases that are associated with - but separate from - fundamen...
Antioxidants during pregnancy may help prevent birth defects tied to alcohol
...age. Such cell damage is believed to contribute to aging
and various health problems.Examples of antioxidants are selenium, vitamin C and E, zinc and superoxide dismutase (or SOD), a zinc- and copper- or manganese-containing enzyme that reacts with superoxide radicals to convert them to less dangerous chem...
Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2004 Annual Meeting
...on perception, cognition, emotion, development and aging
to clinical research on brain disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's Disease. In addition to 1600+ poster presentations, four member-initiated symposia, and six keynote lectures preceding paper platform sessions, the meeting will include a ...
Damaged genes in aging human brain provide clues to cognitive decline
Unraveling the mysteries of the aging
brain is a major goal for brain science, especiall...ed a kind of genetic signature associated with the aging
human brain that may contribute to cognitive decline associated with aging. The study appears June 9...
Gene mutation causes progressive changes to cell structure in children with Progeria
...tion characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging
in children. "Although it is a rare disease, Proge...erstanding the cause of heart disease and cellular aging
in Progeria," said Leslie Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., study author and Medical Director of The Progeria Res...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10