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10 Ways to be Nicer to the Person You Love the Most

Do you take for granted the person you love the most? New research shows why you need to be nicer in your most important relationship. These 10 tips will help get you there.

The Geroscience Perspective

10 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The authors of this article express a representative version of the geroscience perspective on aging research and its application in medicine. It is similar to that of the Longevity Dividend initiative of the past decade, which is to...Show More Summary

Growth Requires Funded Advocacy for Longevity Science

12 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

As I might have mentioned once or twice, you can only get so far powered by zealotry. All movements start with the zealots and the visionaries and the earnest volunteers, but to grow to take over the mainstream, there must be funding sufficient to employ the much larger group of advocates who take a wage and go home at the end of the day. Show More Summary

A Civilization Intent on Eating Itself into an Early Grave

22 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

If the successes in technological development achieved over the past few hundred years is teaching us anything, perhaps it should be that individual members of a species that evolved in an environment of pervasive scarcity and intermittent famine are not well equipped for an environment of consistent plenty. Show More Summary

Sexual Intimacy May Be One Key To a Longer Life

It’s well known that a satisfying sex life can enhance individual and couple happiness. New research shows that sex, apart from satisfaction, may help you age more slowly.

The Attempted Theft of Medicare

While the American president and the Senate majority leader are trying (and so far, failing) to make sure only the rich in the United States can afford health care, GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan is proposing to take out Medicare....

A View of the Immunology of Age-Related Disease

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In this open access paper, the authors present their view of the role of the immune system in age-related disease. Chronic inflammation is the primary focus of many considerations of immune aging, but there are arguably many other areas...Show More Summary

Arguments for the Development of Rejuvenation Therapies

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Many arguments have been deployed in support of greater investment in the development of rejuvenation therapies capable of treating aging as a medical condition, and ultimately bringing an end to age-related disease and mortality. Personally,...Show More Summary

Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 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

ELDER MUSIC: I Don't Want to Hang up my Rock and Roll Shoes

2 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...

Another Great Reason that Sex Can Be Good For You

It’s well known that a satisfying sex life can enhance individual and couple happiness. New research shows that sex, apart from satisfaction, may help you age more slowly.

Signs of the Spreading Interest in Cellular Senescence as a Cause of Aging

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In just a few short years, the study of cellular senescence has grown enormously. It has become an area of intense interest and funding in comparison to its prior status as a thin sideline of cancer research and a yet another of the backwaters of aging research. Show More Summary

Assessing the Degree to Which Dementia is Self-Inflicted

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Risk of neurodegenerative disease is strongly connected to the health of the cardiovascular system. Lack of exercise and putting on excess weight significantly increase the risk of both cardiovascular disease and forms of dementia. You...Show More Summary

A Reverse Bucket List

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Not many people with pancreatic cancer survive for long. As a reminder, here is how I explained my condition after surgery: ”The tumor was determined to be 'clean at the margins' - that is, cancer had not escaped the pancreas....

Another Study Showing Centenarians to Suffer a Lesser Burden of Disease

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In this research, it is shown that centenarians have a lower burden of disease than people who die at earlier ages. You might compare it with very similar results noted last month. Aging is the accumulation of molecular damage and its consequences; the only way to reach later ages is to be less damaged or more resilient to the consequences of damage. Show More Summary

Healthy heart in 20s=healthy brain in 40s

People who take care of their heart health in young adulthood may have larger brains in middle-age, compared to people who do not take care of their heart health, according to a study.

Reducing Inflammation Assists Stem Cell Therapies to Enhance Regeneration

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The immune system is highly influential in the processes of regeneration. Inflammation is a key marker of the types of immune cell involved and the sort of activities they are undertaking, either helping or hindering regeneration, and greater levels of inflammation are usually a bad thing. Show More Summary

Engineering Macrophages to Ignore "Don't Eat Me" Signals from Cancer Cells

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Macrophages are one of the types of immune cell responsible for destroying potentially dangerous cells, such as those that have become cancerous. Unfortunately cancerous cells tend to circumvent the immune system by displaying molecules on their outer surface that cause macrophages to leave them alone. Show More Summary Crowdfunding Initiative for AgeMeter Development

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The latest crowdfunding campaign is in support of AgeMeter development, an infrastructure technology used to assemble the data needed for compound biomarkers of aging built from existing simple health measures. The development...Show More Summary

Blood test identifies key Alzheimer's marker

Measures of amyloid beta in the blood have the potential to help identify people with altered levels of amyloid in their brains or cerebrospinal fluid, new research shows. Currently, the only way to detect amyloid beta in the brain is via PET scanning, which is expensive and not widely available, or a spinal tap, which is invasive and requires a specialized medical procedure.

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