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A Faster Way to Help Determine Who’s Psychopathic

It certainly is of great value to be able to sniff out a psychopath. There are many possible tests and quizzes; the latest entry promises to be the quickest, and maybe the best.

5 Steps to Get Anyone to Open Up to You

Curiosity about other people is a natural part of the human condition. Using knowledge from new research on persuasion, you can satisfy that curiosity with these 5 steps.

A Nanoparticle Cancer Vaccine Effective Against Multiple Varieties of Cancer

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The most important projects in cancer research are those that might produce therapies effective against many different types of cancer. There are too many varieties of cancer and individual tumors can evolve too rapidly for the research community to achieve its goals by working on highly specific therapies. Show More Summary

Staying Sane in This Dark Night of the American Soul

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It is no secret around here that I think John Oliver is the most brilliant of the bumper crop of smart, left-wing comedians we have now who help keep non-Trumpers a bit sane during this dark night of the American...

A Mechanism to Link Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease

9 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Air pollution is associated with increased mortality and risk of a variety of age-related diseases, but as is often the case in human epidemiological data it isn't all that clear as how much of this is due to direct versus indirect effects. Show More Summary

More Evidence for Senescent Cells as a Significant Cause of Osteoarthritis

21 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

UNITY Biotechnology has obtained a large amount of venture funding in order to work on senolytic therapies, treatments capable of removing significant numbers of the senescent cells that accumulate with advancing age. Cellular senescence...Show More Summary

Five Ways to Fit in with Just About Any Crowd

There are times for individuality but other times when you want to blend into the crowd. New research on conformity and mental health suggests how to gain acceptance.

An Approach to Deliver Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells to Solid Tumors

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The approaches to cancer therapies that we should pay attention to are those capable of targeting many different types of cancer. The only practical way to meaningfully accelerate progress towards robust control of cancer as a wholeShow More Summary

Exercise Improves Cognitive Function in Older Individuals

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here analyze the results from dozens of papers in which exercise was shown to have a beneficial effect on cognitive function in older adults. The broad consensus is that the mechanisms for this effect primarily involve vascular health. Show More Summary

SENS Research Foundation Expands Collaboration with the Buck Institute to Work on Senescent Cells and Immune Aging

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The SENS Research Foundation and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging are both based in the Bay Area, California, and collaborate on a small variety of projects relevant to the development of rejuvenation therapies. This includes...Show More Summary

Osteoarthritis as an Inflammatory Condition

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This open access paper discusses current views on the degree to which osteoarthritis is driven by inflammation, as is the case for many other age-related diseases. With aging the immune system declines into a malfunctioning state ofShow More Summary

Evidence for Fat-Triggered Immune Dysfunction in the Liver to Contribute to the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In this research, scientists explore a link between the presence of excess fat and the dysfunctional blood sugar regulation that is characteristic of type 2 diabetes. The vast majority of type 2 diabetes patients suffer the condition...Show More Summary

One Republican Plot to Destroy Social Security

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

If President Donald Trump follows through on his stated plans for this week leading up to his hundredth day in office, it will be a head-spinning time for those of us trying to keep up. So let's take a look...

Retired. Hobbies. Being More Than Useful.

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

A long time ago on this blog, 2006 to be precise, I wrote about the difficulty I'd had in those days with the word “retired.” Here is part of what I wrote: ”I choke on the word 'retired.' On the...

Fight Aging! Newsletter, April 24th 2017

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and...Show More Summary


3 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...

A New Way to Predict Whether your Partner will be Unfaithful

Being able to figure out how faithful your partner will be would seem to be a worthwhile goal. New research suggests a pretty simple, “skin-deep” method.


4 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

HOW SMALL WE ARE IN THE SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE Of course, you have intuited how small we are on the scale of the universe. But this TED Talk brings it home is a big – uh, make that small...

If Much Older than 30, Save More Aggressively Over the Next Decade or Two

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Five years from now, it will be possible to fly to an overseas clinic and undergo a treatment that will clear out between a quarter and half of the senescent cells in your body. That will to some degree damp down fibrosis, restore tissue...Show More Summary

How Does Tau Cause Neurodegeneration?

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

As research progresses, it is becoming clear that the situation for amyloid-? and tau in the aging brain is quite similar at the high level. As amounts increase with advancing age, perhaps due to the progressive failure of clearanceShow More Summary

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