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What are You Doing During Today's Inauguration?

10 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Civil Rights hero John Lewis has been the representative for the state of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since 1987. He has taken a lot of tweet vitriol from the new president for announcing that he is boycotting today's inauguration. Me...

Physical Activity Associated with Lower Heart Disease Mortality

10 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In the past few weeks a fair number of papers have been published on the very straightforward relationship between exercise and cardiovascular mortality, and here is another of them. A mountain of past data demonstrates the association...Show More Summary

TET2 Mutations and Atherosclerosis

10 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is some debate over whether accumulated stochastic nuclear DNA damage is significant in aging over the present human life span in ways other than increased cancer risk, and a lack of good studies that prove evidence to support theoretical arguments in either direction. Show More Summary

Correlating Activity Levels and Telomere Length as a Proxy for the Pace of Aging

21 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is considerable interest in the research community when it comes to answering questions about the effects of exercise and inactivity on long-term health, pace of aging, and mortality. Possibly more than the topic merits now that rejuvenation therapies and other advanced medical biotechnologies are plausible near future goals for development. Show More Summary

Linking Inflammation, Immune Dysfunction, and Intestinal Aging

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Today I noticed a set of interesting research materials in which the authors report on their investigation of links between chronic inflammation and intestinal dysfunction in aging. Growing inflammation is characteristic of aging in an age in which near everyone puts on a great deal of weight as they get older. Show More Summary

Aberrant Astrocytes as a Cause of Neurodegenerative Disease

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Astrocytes are an important class of support cell in the brain, and one of the most common cell types in brain tissue. They carry out a wide range of tasks, most of which are absolutely essential to the functions performed by neurons. Show More Summary

The Case for Defeating Death by Aging

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This flashy popular press article in the modern style of scrolling illustrates an important point: that it is actually quite difficult for newcomers to build a coherent picture from the varied claims and lines of research taking place in the field of longevity science. Show More Summary

New guidelines could help improve research into vascular cognitive impairment

New guidelines have been developed that it is hoped will help to progress research into vascular cognitive impairment following a study that brought together the views of over 150 researchers in 27 countries.

6 Ways to Stand Out From the Crowd

Going along with the crowd seems to be our default mode, as supported by recent neuroscience research. These six tips will give you the skills to stand out.

More Investigation of the 5q33.3 Locus in Human Longevity

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The search for gene variants associated with human longevity has turned up only two reliable correlations to date, with a couple more in the tentative bucket awaiting further confirmation. The effects of all of these are not large; individually, each represents only a small increase in the odds of a longer life. Show More Summary

Aging as the Evolutionary Cost of Complexity, Driven by Mitochondrial Dynamics

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This popular science article walks through a new interpretation of one class of evolutionary theory of aging, envisaging the existence of aging as being necessary for the formation of complex life forms with active metabolism and high energy demands. Show More Summary

The First Sneak Attack on Medicare, Social Security Has Already Happened

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

And we didn't even know it. Remember, back on the morning of 3 January when the new 115th Congress convened, Republicans had already voted in secret the night before to shut down the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE)? And how,...

The Latest Analysis of Calorie Restriction in Primates: Benefits to Health and Longevity

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The latest analysis of data on primate longevity under conditions of calorie restriction was published today, and sides with the claims of extended longevity and improved health made a few years ago. Two long-running studies of calorie...Show More Summary

How to Listen with All Four of Your Ears

We typically think of communication in terms of the two channels of verbal and nonverbal behavior. New research shows how our 4 ears can get tuned in under the right conditions.

Towards a Better Understanding of the Effects of Tiny Strokes on Cognitive Decline

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In recent years it has become clear that we all suffer many tiny, unnoticed strokes as we age. These involve the rupture or blockage of small blood vessels in the brain and resulting damage and cell death in a very small area of tissue. Show More Summary

A Delicious TGB Extra

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Time Goes By does not usually publish on Tuesday but this is too delicious to hold back especially because it does have a sell-by date - Friday 20 January – after which it is not as rich. It happened Sunday...

VCAM1 as a Potential Harmful Signal in Old Blood

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Heterochronic parabiosis, linking the circulatory systems of an old and a young mouse, benefits the old mouse in that it reduces some measures of aging. Researchers initially focused on possible beneficial signals in young tissues and...Show More Summary

Persistent infection keeps immune memory sharp, leading to long-term protection

For many infectious diseases, a single bout of the illness protects a person against contracting it again. Sometimes, the infecting microbe persists in the body long after symptoms resolve. Now, researchers studying the tropical parasite...Show More Summary

Considering Pan-mTOR Inhibitors as Alternatives to Rapamycin

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

For a number of years now, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) has been the focus of a fair amount of research into aging. Goals include gaining a better understanding of the way in which metabolism determines natural variations in...Show More Summary

A Profile of Craig Venter and Human Longevity Inc.

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Despite all the publicity, Human Longevity Inc. is a personalized medicine company rather than a longevity science company, intended to be the seed for a new industry that provides an incremental advance on present day customization of medicine through use of genetics. Show More Summary

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