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Yale Study Shows Risk Avoidance in Older Adults is Related to Brain Anatomy, Not Age

December 13, 2016

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Neuroanatomy Accounts for Age-Related Changes in Risk

New research from Yale University and NYU reveals that older adults are less inclined to take risks due to changes in brain anatomy rather than age. The finding adds to scientific understanding of decision making and may lead to strategies for modifying changes in risk behavior as people age. Research has demonstrated that older adults […]

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New Yale Study Links Childbearing to Accelerated Aging

January 20, 2016

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New Yale Study Links Childbearing to Accelerated Aging

New research from Yale University reveals the first evidence that childbearing may cause accelerated aging in women. The researchers tested 100 healthy postmenopausal women from five rural villages in southern Poland for biomarkers associated with accelerated aging. The study, conducted in partnership with researchers from Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow and the Polish Academy […]

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Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug J147 Shows Anti-Aging Effects

November 13, 2015

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Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Anti-Aging Effects

New research from the Salk Institute shows that the experimental Alzheimer’s drug J147 has a host of unexpected anti-aging effects in animals. The Salk team expanded upon their previous development of a drug candidate, called J147, which takes a different tack by targeting Alzheimer’s major risk factor–old age. In the new work, the team showed […]

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New Synthetic Process Provides a Better View of Diabetes, Inflammation, and Human Aging

October 19, 2015

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New Process Provides a Better View of Diabetes, Inflammation, and Human Aging

In a newly published study, scientists describe the new synthesis, as well as a new synthetic methodology, that offers a better glimpse into diabetes and the aging process. A synthetic process developed at Yale University will allow researchers to study a key molecule involved in diabetes, inflammation, and human aging. The new process synthesizes glucosepane, […]

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Scientists Reveal Previously Unknown Subunits of Telomerase

October 16, 2015

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New Telomerase Research May Lead to New Strategies for Treating Disease

Scientists from UCLA have produced the clearest-ever images of telomerase. This new research could lead to new strategies for treating disease, aging, and cancer. An enzyme called telomerase plays a significant role in aging and most cancers, but until recently many aspects of the enzyme’s structure could not be clearly seen. Now, scientists from UCLA […]

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Study Shows Calorie-Restricting Diets Slow Aging

November 18, 2014

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Calorie-Restricting Diets Slow Aging

Neuroscientists show that calorie-reduced diets stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and memory formation in mice. The adage ‘you are what you eat’ has been around for years. Now, important new research provides another reason to be careful with your calories. In a […]

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Dietary Cocoa Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline in Older Adults

October 27, 2014

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Dietary Cocoa Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline in Healthy Older Adults

A new study from Columbia University Medical Center shows that dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline in healthy older adults. New York, New York — Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) scientists. The study, […]

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UCLA Study Shows That Obesity Accelerates Aging of the Liver

October 15, 2014

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Researchers Find That Obesity Accelerates Aging of the Liver

A newly published study is the first to evaluate the effect of body weight on the biological ages of a variety of human tissues, revealing that obesity accelerates aging of the liver. Using a recently developed biomarker of aging known as an epigenetic clock, UCLA researchers working closely with a German team of investigators have […]

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Biologists Delay the Aging Process by Increasing AMPK Gene

September 9, 2014

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Biologists Delay the Aging Process

Working with fruit flies, UCLA biologists showed that increasing the amount of the AMPK gene in fruit flies’ intestines increased their lifespans by about 30 percent. UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. Working with fruit flies, the life […]

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Naturally Occurring Molecule Enhances Defense Mechanisms Against Neurodegenerative Diseases

March 14, 2014

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Small Worm May Help the Fight Against Alzheimers

Scientists have discovered that a substance called N-acetylglucosamine has the ability to enhance defense mechanisms against neurodegenerative diseases, clear toxic protein aggregates and extend life span. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging in Cologne have found that a naturally occurring molecule has the ability to enhance defense mechanisms against neurodegenerative diseases. […]

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Researchers Identify Major Obstacle to Converting Cells Back to Their Youthful State

January 31, 2014

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Researchers Identify Major Obstacle to Converting Cells Back to Their Youthful State

Researchers from Yale University have identified a major obstacle to converting cells back to their youthful state — the speed of the cell cycle, or the time required for a cell to divide. A fundamental axiom of biology used to be that cell fate is a one-way street — once a cell commits to becoming […]

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Scientists Reverse the Signs of Aging in Mice

December 20, 2013

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Naturally Produced Compound Rewinds Aspects of Age Related Demise

By administering a molecule that is naturally produced by the human body scientists restored communication between the nucleus and mitochondria inside cells in older mice, reversing the signs of aging. Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals that may be reversible. The essence of this finding is a series of molecular events that […]

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New Demographic Data Show How Diversely Different Species Age

December 9, 2013

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How Diversely Different Species Age

Based on the results of a long-term data collection project, a new study shows how different species age, unveiling diversity of aging processes that no existing evolutionary theory can account for. Despite aging being one the hottest topic in the media recently, scientists have no coherent explanation for it. New demographic data on humans, animals […]

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Newly Sequenced Genome of ‘Sacred Lotus’ May Hold Anti-Aging Secrets

May 20, 2013

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Scientists Sequence Genome of Sacred Lotus

Scientists have sequenced the genome of the ‘sacred lotus,” a finding that could reveal many secrets about aging and genetic defects. A team of 70 scientists from the U.S., China, Australia and Japan today reports having sequenced and annotated the genome of the “sacred lotus,” which is believed to have a powerful genetic system that […]

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Increased Parkin Gene Levels Can Delay the Aging Process

May 7, 2013

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Boositng Parkin Gene Can Delay Aging

In a new study, UCLA researchers increased parkin levels in the cells of fruit flies, discovering that this extended their life span by more than 25 percent as compared with a control group that did not receive additional parkin. UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson’s disease that can delay the […]

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BubR1 Protein Could Fight Cancer & Aging

December 28, 2012

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Heart tissue in mice is one of several types that benefit from more BubR1 protein. Mice with extra BubR1 have less cardiac fibrosis (pink, image on right) compared with controls (left). Credit: Adapted from D. J. Baker et al., Nature Cell Biology, Advance Online Publication (2012)

Scientists have discovered a protein that seems to protect animals from cancer and other deficiencies of old age, with no downsides. The research on protein BubR1 could offer clues on how protecting chromosomes can enhance health. Cancer biologist Jan van Deursen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his colleagues published their findings in […]

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Why Older People Are More Susceptible to Fraud

December 4, 2012

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Researchers have discovered one of the reasons why it may seem like older people fall victim to financial fraud. Scientists have found out that the human ability to judge trustworthiness of people’s faces diminishes with age. The scientists published their findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Shelley Taylor, psychologist at […]

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