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The Grail of Calorie Restriction Benefits Without the Calorie Restriction

4 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Seeking to recreate the benefits of calorie restriction - greater health and longer life - without the part of the process wherein you must eat less is a grail for modern medical research. The calorie restriction response is of greater benefit to basically healthy people than that produced by any currently available medical technology. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Relationship

Relationships are an important part of our overall happiness and even our health. As satisfying as they can be, they can also present us with significant challenges. These research-based 5 suggestions will help you tip the cost-reward balance in your favor, for your sake, and that of your partner.

17 Rules to Guide You Through Any Conflict

Whether in your relationships or your work life, it’s inevitable that you’ll be involved in a conflict with someone over something. These 17 principles will guide you in learning how best to put your emotions, motives, and communication skills to settle any of those conflicts in to produce successful results.

6 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself

You may think that caring for your own needs is a luxury you can ill afford. However, research shows both why and how you can benefit from these 6 self-care strategies.

Microbes Generate Amyloid, But Is It Important in Aging?

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There are a score or so of different forms of amyloid that accumulate in the aging body and brain. These are misfolded proteins that precipitate out of tissue fluids to form clumps, and the biochemistry surrounding this process can cause harm in numerous ways. Show More Summary

Presentation Videos from Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2014

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Ours is an era on the verge of developing means to treat the root causes of degenerative aging and thereby extend healthy life, eliminate age-related disease, and rejuvenate the old. The decades ahead are a critical time, in which the best and most promising approaches to research and development either take off or falter. Show More Summary

Interviewing a Researcher Working on Stem Cells and Aging

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Via the Buck Institute Science of Aging blog, here is a look at the work of a scientist who specializes in the intersection of the stem cell and aging fields, an area that includes cancer and regenerative research: Hematopoietic stem...Show More Summary

Reviewing What is Known of Insulin in Aging

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

When it comes to the mechanisms by which the operation of metabolism determines natural variations in longevity, few areas are as well studied as the role of insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). This is no doubt in part due...Show More Summary

Grafting Tissue Engineered Muscles into Mice

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Tissue engineering of muscle continues to move forward, with a new approach here demonstrated in mice: Tissue engineering of skeletal muscle is a significant challenge but has considerable potential for the treatment of the various types of irreversible damage to muscle that occur in diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Show More Summary

10 Myths About Ageing

16 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

When, in 1995, I began to research what ageing is all about, there were hardly any non-academic books about it (and so it remained until 2005 when the media caught on that the oldest baby boomers were turning 60 and...

Not Too Old for Another Surprise

Remember yesterday's post when I quoted some notes from my blog journal? Perhaps you recall reading this one: ”Sometimes I am afraid that there will be no more wonderful surprises, that the future I have left will be no different...

Dear Diary: Some Notes on Ageing

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

There is a handwritten journal I keep although, unlike the kind many others' have, the entries are undated. This latest edition is the third I have filled over 10 years (they are thick with many pages). It is my blog...

Oliver Sacks' Essential Essay on Dying

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

On the Op-Ed page of The New York Times last week, renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks announced his impending death from terminal cancer. True to his nature – or what I know of it from his 12 books and dozens of...

The One Best Thing You Can Do For the One You Love

Everyone knows how important exercise is for our physical and mental health. What you might not realize is that the steps you take to benefit your own health can also benefit your partner. Get your partner in a healthy frame of mind, and both of you will enjoy the rewards.

INTERESTING STUFF – 21 February 2015

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

THE LADIES Two sisters in their 90s live and work together in their New York City apartment which doubles as their dressmaking shop. As explained at Aeon, "A lifetime ago in their native Hungary, Mimi was a renowned costumer, crafting...

Greater Ageism Correlates with Greater Ability to Treat the Consequences of Aging

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

All societies have a complex relationship with aging and the old, but in the English-language Western cultures that I'm most familiar with it seems especially convoluted and strange. Individualism and a high value placed on future potential...Show More Summary

In the Tenth Decade of Life

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

When the renowned essayist – most often about sports, but other topics too – Roger Angell published “This Old Man: Life in the nineties” it became, deservedly, an instant classic. A couple of weeks ago, Tom Delmore emailed to remind...

Elders Recall Life Before Immunization

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

UPDATE 9AM: This is fantastic, all your stories collecting in the comments below - so many already at 9AM. Keep them coming. We can quote statistics all day long, but stories are powerful persuaders; they make a difference. See that...

Camelid Antibodies in Cancer Targeting

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

One approach to targeting cancer cells for destruction is to employ viruses as the kill mechanism, coupled with antibodies that can discern the type of cell to kill. The ideal outcome is that viruses infect only cancer cells, multiply...Show More Summary

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