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Women Who Become Addicted to Cybersex

We tend to associate cybersex addiction to porn with men, but a new study reveals that women can get just as hooked as men. The “gratification hypothesis” helps to explain which women are most likely to turn to the Internet to get their daily dose of sexual arousal. read more

Stupid After Lunch

Anyone who knows me well or, more particularly, talks with me in the afternoon or evening knows that my conversation then is peppered with such phrases as, “Oh, what is that word?” or “Well, I don't recall the name right...

Building Brain Tissue for Research and Testing

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A lot of the early applications of tissue engineering are focused on aiding research: the small amounts of tissue created are using for testing and investigation. That is a stepping stone for the various companies and labs involved, a way to generate revenue and interest while steadily improving their capabilities. Show More Summary

Studying Calorie Restriction and Rapamycin

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here is an example of the sort of work presently taking place in many of the labs interested in aging and longevity, consisting of exploration of existing drugs shown to have some effect on life span in animal studies, alongside continued...Show More Summary

Chronic Inflammation Chews Up Your Blood Vessels

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A number of the most serious age-related conditions involve the progressive structural and functional decay of your blood vessels. A number of different forms of cellular and molecular damage conspire to weaken and stiffen blood vessels,...Show More Summary

Baby Boomers, the Future of Social Insurance and the Transformation Narrative - Part 3

last weekHealth / Aging : Boomers

Editor's Note: I am publishing a multi-part series focused on Baby Boomers and social insurance, the frequently maligned and misunderstood federal entitlement programs. This series delineates arguments, pro and con, concerning the fiscal impact of population aging and social insurance. Show More Summary

Infidelity, in 140 Characters or Less

Online relationships develop in myriads of ways, but few of us would predict that the flames of love could be fanned in 140 characters or less. However, new research shows that active Twitter users in virtual relationships may set the stage for their real-life relationships to get in trouble. read more

Genetic Studies of Longevity Leading to Drug Development

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The research linked below is an example of work in the Longevity Dividend model: study the comparative genetics of longevity in humans to find epigenetic patterns and genetic variants that correlate with membership of long-lived families. Show More Summary

The Tyranny of “Still”

Last week, a news anchor was interviewing 74-year-old Tom Hayden on one of the cable news channels. I wasn't paying attention so I don't recall which channel nor why he was being interviewed but the anchor's introduction certainly caught my...

Calico Website Launched

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Google's California Life Company has launched a stub website. The sparse information presented there is supportive of the view that Calico will be taking the Longevity Dividend path of focusing on genetics, metabolic manipulation, and standard issue drug discovery. Show More Summary

Why the Look on Your Face May Matter More Than What You Say

Your face is just one of the many aspects of your appearance on which others judge you. However, new research shows that it might be one of the most significant. Controlling your impression might ultimately turn out to be a matter of controlling your expression. read more

How to Tell if You’re a Pre-crastinator

People worry a great deal about being procrastinators, but it’s possible to be just the opposite- a pre-crastinator. Find out if new research has identified your own tendency to plan for the future, and whether this affects your enjoyment of the present. read more

Recent News in Stem Cell Research

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The rejuvenation toolkit of the near future must include ways to replace some populations of cells. The ones you might be familiar with are immune cells and some populations of long-lived cells that tend to diminish over time such as...Show More Summary

His Turn to be Young

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Like yesterday, I need some free time to meet some other obligations. There are all kinds of ways to fill this spot when that happens, posts that don't take much effort. The easiest: I could leave it blank but that...

Compensating for Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In this open access paper researchers report on a way to somewhat compensate for the measurable cognitive dsyfunction resulting from Alzheimer's disease by boosting synaptic activity. This is characteristic of much of what emerges from...Show More Summary

Considering Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Disruption as a Contributing Cause of Alzheimer's Disease

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Alzheimer's disease is associated with buildup of amyloid-? in the brain, aggregates formed of misfolded proteins. The amount of amyloid present at any given time is dynamic, however, which has long suggested that Alzheimer's is in part caused by a slow decline in the mechanisms responsible for clearing amyloid from the cerebrospinal fluid. Show More Summary

Considering Cerebralspinal Fluid Flow Disruption as a Contributing Cause of Alzheimer's Disease

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Alzheimer's disease is associated with buildup of amyloid-? in the brain, aggregates formed of misfolded proteins. The amount of amyloid present at any given time is dynamic, however, which has long suggested that Alzheimer's is in part caused by a slow decline in the mechanisms responsible for clearing amyloid from the cerebrospinal fluid. Show More Summary

Preventing Damage from Mitochondrial Mutations

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

SENS, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, is an ongoing research and advocacy program that aims to bring aging under medical control. One day aging will be in exactly the same bucket as tuberculosis: it exists, it is a threat if you somehow lose access to modern medicine, but most people are never troubled by it. Show More Summary

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