Tom Delmore of crowsperch sent this little image. I think that for almost everyone it takes a lifetime to not only understand that what others think of us doesn't matter but to learn the greater truth, how you see yourself...
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With advancing age ever more cells in your body enter a state of senescence. They stop dividing and emit signals that both degrade surrounding tissue structures and raise the odds of nearby cells also becoming senescent. This is an adaptation...Show More Summary
It’s perhaps inevitable that, over time, a relationship loses some of its zest. There are many benefits to feeling comfortable with your long-term partner, but if you're not careful, this may become a slippery slope into outright boredom. These 6 steps will help you restore that perfect balance by helping you define and overcome the problems causing your own boredom. read more
Here is a Russian-language interview with Mikhail Batin of the Science for Life Extension Foundation, following on from the recent 3rd International Conference on the Genetics of Aging and Longevity in Sochi, Russia. The state of automated...Show More Summary
One branch of investigation into the mechanisms and progression of aging uses comparisons between species of differing longevity as a way to identify where to work. The ultimate aim is to narrow down the exact biological differencesShow More Summary
Every cell in your body is a busy factory, constantly engaged in turning raw materials into complex proteins via the processes of gene expression, following the blueprints in your DNA. The source of much of the necessary supply of raw...Show More Summary
A web of correlations links health, longevity, wealth, education, and intelligence. More intelligent and educated people tend to be wealthier. They also tend to live longer. All sorts of sensible causes can be proposed, such as those...Show More Summary
Researchers have developed an improvement upon sutures that has a range of potential applications beyond merely sealing injuries: The principle is simple: nanoparticles contained in a solution spread out on surfaces to be glued bind to the gel's (or tissue's) molecular network. Show More Summary
(Photos by Ambrose Cruz) http://www.youtube.com/watch?fea... (Video By Pat Boyle) Yesterday a highly militarized police force arrived at the home of 63 year old Sahara Donahue to evict her from her residence of 24 years. She was petitioning...Show More Summary
Guardianship abuse seems to be one of the most profitable scams of the day! Are you safe from it? Not necessarily. Professional guardians, and professionals who become guardians, in some states, can isolate the ward (even from family...Show More Summary
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...
Feelings of self-worth are central to your mental health. However, maintaining your self-esteem can be a challenge when other people are rude, insulting, or critical of you. Practicing these 3 simple exercises will help inoculate against those threats to your sense of worth and help you gain self-understanding in the process. read more
TWO GRANDMOTHERS FIRST AIRPLANE FLIGHT Just about every TGB reader has sent this or shorter versions of it. Here's the whole thing. ELDERS VOLUNTEER WITH FOSTER KIDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING Tom Delmore of crowsperch sent this story from PBS about...
It can be tricky negotiating the right amount to disclose about yourself with your relationship partners. If you reveal too much too early, you’ll seem a bit too eager, and if you always hold back, people will wonder what you’re hiding. Research on self-disclosure suggests some ways to find that happy balance. read more
The future of cell therapies includes regenerative treatments and tissue engineering, as well as many other possibilities, but it all depends on the development of highly efficient, low-cost ways to generate a ready supply of cells of any given type from a patient's own cells, such as a skin sample. Show More Summary
Remember two days ago when I said a minimal post might be just a handwave? Here's a high five for you. At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Nancy Leitz: Oh, No! Not Grandmom
This is an interesting view on the later stages Parkinson's disease that seems fairly orthogonal to the present mainstream focus on ?-synuclein and its removal: The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system. Show More Summary
Targeted delivery of drugs and proteins to modify metabolism and cell behavior may in the future be accomplished by engineered cells. Cells already do a great many useful things, so why reinvent the wheel when there is existing machinery...Show More Summary
In these years we stand at the crossroads for human longevity. A long, slow, and largely unintentional upward trend in health and life expectancy has been running for near two hundred years now, caused by increases in wealth and technological progress, each driving the other. Show More Summary