Tag: "lifespan" at medical news

Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School

... in this area of science." Research into extending lifespan is not new. For more than 70 years, a calorie restricted diet has been known to increase the lifespan of mice and rats 40 percent by preventing them from getting diseases of aging such as cancer, heart ...

Curious female rats survive tumors longer

... numbers of breast and pituitary tumors over their lifespan but those identified as more curious during infancy/early childhood lived longer than the cautious ones. The difference in life span was comparable to several human years. The same rats' stress hormones were also measured after being placed briefly i...

VGTI researchers help uncover why aging reduces immune system function

...ity to accumulate quickly as they have a prolonged lifespan and can avoid normal elimination in the organism. In the end, these TCE cells can grow to become more than 80 percent of the total CD8 population. The accumulation of this one type of cell takes away valuable space from other cells, resulting...

Ugandan study highlights best drug combinations for treating malaria in Africa

...fficacious, and economical alternativeAlthough the lifespan of amodiaquine+sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine might be limited by resistance, this regimen could be appropriate for regions of Africa where resistance to the individual drugs remains low, as an interim policy pending introduction of artemisinin-containing...

Researchers shed light on cancer susceptibility using 'supermice'

...d cancer resistance had no apparent effect on the lifespan or fertility of these "supermice". These results are consistent with earlier work done by Serrano's group who had showed similar results with yet another "supermouse", this one carrying an extra copy of another tumor suppressor gene, p53, which ...

Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say

.... -- The health benefits of exercise -- across the lifespan -- have been well documented. More recently, scientists have begun to demonstrate that exercise also may improve cognitive functioning in older adults. But what about children? Are physically fit kids better suited to compete not only on the ball fi...

CRESTOR leads in 1st international prospective study of statins in the metabolic syndrome

...ce in cardiovascular medicine and aims to increase lifespan and improve quality of life by reducing the risk, prevalence and impact of cardiovascular disease. AstraZeneca has a comprehensive cardiovascular portfolio including CRESTORTM, ATACANDTM, ZESTRILTM, TENORMINTM, SELOKEN ZOK /TOPROL-XLTM and PLENDILTM...

Calorie restriction drastically reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes

...calorie restriction increases the animals' maximum lifespan by about 30 percent and protects them against cancer. This study is the first to examine individuals who have been on calorie restriction diets for a long period of time. The researchers recruited participants through a national organization call...

UCSD researchers determine fibrin depletion decreases multiple sclerosis symptoms

...mage due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is reduced and lifespan lengthened in mouse models of the disease when a naturally occurring fibrous protein called fibrin is depleted from the body, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. The study, reported online ...

1st data show CRESTOR highly effective at lowering LDL-C in patients with type 2 diabetes

...ce in cardiovascular medicine and aims to increase lifespan and improve quality of life by reducing the risk, prevalence and impact of cardiovascular disease. AstraZeneca has a comprehensive cardiovascular portfolio including CRESTORTM, ATACANDTM, ZESTRILTM, TENORMINTM, SELOKEN ZOK /TOPROL-XLTM and PLENDILTM...

Longevity gene may also predict better outcome for breast cancer patients

...y provide a clue to the gene's ability to increase lifespan in animals. But exactly how a tumor suppressor could increase lifespan remains a mystery. "That is the million-dollar question," Hung says....

Midlife brain crisis spawns late-life Alzheimer's

...span. Medical advances, however, have expanded the lifespan well beyond the brain's natural capacity to operate in a healthy, efficient manner," Bartzokis said. "The process of adult brain development and becoming 'wiser' has this downside that evolution could not anticipate." This new model of brain developm...

Future medical leaders have shorter futures, study says

... for presidents than their classmates; the average lifespan after graduation of all surveyed was 50 years. They also found the decrease in life expectancy was not easily explained by age, sex, race, marks, subsequent specialization or random chance. Redelmeier and Kwong suggest that the type of physician who ...

Novel gene therapy delivery uses stem cells that target, attack tumors

...re treated with just four weekly injections, their lifespan doubled, on average. They also discovered that when treated cells were placed under the skin of the mice, there was no effect. "The cells need to be in the immediate environment of the tumor to work," which suggests that normal tissue will not be adv...

Physical activity in later years helps women preserve functional abilities

...in adequate levels of physical activity across the lifespan could prevent declines in physical function, which could have major public health significance. Not only could sustained physical activity improve health-related quality of life for older adults, it may also decrease health care expenditures related...

It's the neighborhood that matters in ALS, according to medical researchers

... a later point in time (with extensions of average lifespan of between one and six months). Even in mice carrying the ALS mutation in all their motor neurons, those with a higher proportion of normal, or wild-type, non-neuronal cells had reduced motor neuron death. The research team noted that the longer sur...

CRESTOR (TM) improves apolipoprotein and lipid ratios - markers of cardiovascular disease risk

...ce in cardiovascular medicine and aims to increase lifespan and improve quality of life by reducing the risk, prevalence and impact of cardiovascular disease. AstraZeneca has a comprehensive cardiovascular portfolio including CRESTORTM, ATACANDTM, ZESTRILTM, TENORMINTM, SELOKEN ZOK /TOPROL XLTM and PLENDILTM....

Novel technology to monitor 'hidden depths' of silent killer

...ce in cardiovascular medicine and aims to increase lifespan and improve quality of life by reducing the risk, prevalence and impact of cardiovascular disease. AstraZeneca has a comprehensive cardiovascular portfolio including CRESTORTM, ATACANDTM, ZESTRILTM, TENORMINTM, SELOKEN ZOK /TOPROL-XLTM and PLENDILTM....

Experts present new research on the hot topics of aging at GSA's Annual Meeting

...sness of the aforementioned extension of the human lifespan will be tackled in GSA's Public Policy Committee s...p.m. Obesity and the Elderly: Obesity over the lifespan is the topic of one of seven GSA presidential interdisciplinary symposia. Obesity is the most preval...

T cell lifespan during HIV infection

...iated with a high rate of virus turnover and short lifespan of infected cells. This suggested that HIV infection of susceptible CD4+ T cells led to such high rates of cell death, that compensatory T cell proliferation was inadequate to maintain sufficient T cell numbers and therefore compromised the ability o...

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