Longevity science
78.2K views | +14 today
Follow
Longevity science
Live longer in good health and you will have a chance to extend your healthy life even further
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Ray and Terry's from Amazing Science
Scoop.it!

Researchers Map the 3D Structure of the Telomerase Enzyme

Researchers Map the 3D Structure of the Telomerase Enzyme | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Researchers from UCLA and UC Berkeley have, for the first time ever, solved the puzzle of how the various components of an entire telomerase enzyme complex fit together and function in a three-dimensional structure.

 

The telomerase enzyme, which is known to play a significant role in aging and most cancers, represents a breakthrough that could open up a host of new approaches to fighting disease.

 

The creation of the first complete visual map of thetelomerase enzyme, which is known to play a significant role in aging and most cancers, represents a breakthrough that could open up a host of new approaches to fighting disease, the researchers said.

"Everyone in the field wants to know what telomerase looks like, and there it was. I was so excited, I could hardly breathe," said Juli Feigon, a UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry and a senior author of the study. "We were the first to see it."


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

High levels of carotenoids backed for breast cancer risk reduction

High levels of carotenoids backed for breast cancer risk reduction | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Women with higher circulating levels carotenoids are at a significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to new research.

 

Carotenoids are the compounds that make many fruits and vegetables colorful. These pigments have been studied repeatedly for their health benefits, including anti-cancer properties.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

Potential for blood test to detect lung cancer in early stages

Potential for blood test to detect lung cancer in early stages | Longevity science | Scoop.it

While the overall lung cancer five-year survival rate in the U.S. is 15 percent, the odds of survival increase significantly with early detection. However, the expense or invasiveness of current screening methods and the lack of symptoms at early stages of the disease means most people aren’t diagnosed until the cancer is well advanced.

 

Findings by researchers at the University of York could pave the way for a simple blood test that would detect the disease even in its early stages.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

Interactive health records may boost preventive care

Interactive health records may boost preventive care | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Medical records that patients can access online may encourage more people to get recommended screening tests and immunizations, a new study suggests.

 

In a clinical trial at eight primary care practices, researchers found that patients who used such "interactive" health records were more likely to become up-to-date on recommended preventive care.

 

That included screening tests for breast, colon and cervical cancers, and immunizations like the yearly flu shot

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

Prevention a low priority in heart docs' training

Prevention a low priority in heart docs' training | Longevity science | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new survey of training programs for future cardiologists suggests that only a fraction are getting the minimum level of education in heart disease prevention that professional...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

Coffee Linked to Extreme Longevity - Vital Choice

Coffee Linked to Extreme Longevity - Vital Choice | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Countering some minor concerns (see our sidebar, “Coffee concerns: minor at most”), growing evidence indicate that coffee is probably a preventive-health powerhouse.
 
There’s little doubt that coffee’s promise stems from its abundance of highly healthful polyphenol-type compounds.
 
Although polyphenols are often called antioxidants, they don’t exert direct antioxidant effects in the body. Instead, they influence gene expression to produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and other beneficial effects.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

Aspirin may help older colon cancer patients live longer

We usually associate low dose aspirin with heart health. However, new research indicates that aspirin could possibly help increase cancer patients' survival rates.

 

Older adults with colon cancer who were prescribed a daily aspirin were less likely to die than those who weren't, according to a new study.

 

While the results need to be confirmed with more rigorous studies, they add to the evidence linking aspirin use to longer survival for cancer patients. Studies have also suggested the inexpensive drug can prevent some types of the disease from occurring in the first place.

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

Another Look at Negative Reports on Vitamin Effects

Another Look at Negative Reports on Vitamin Effects | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Why Do Homocysteine-Lowering B Vitamin and Antioxidant E Vitamin Supplementations Appear To Be Ineffective in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases?

 

A review published in Cardiovascular Therapeutics examined recent reports of ineffective vitamin supplements. They found that some of the studies were poorly designed and inconclusive. There may have been complications due to subjects medications, as well.

 

The report concludes that vitamin use for cardiovascular disease cannot be scientifically rejected based solely on these studies. The authors believe that further research should be conducted to investigate the uses of vitamins for disease prevention.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

The coming medical revolution

The coming medical revolution | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Technology has the potential to transform our concept of sickness

 

Digitizing the human: The evolving digital revolution can be used to change individual care and prevention, and even the economics of American healthcare.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ray and Terry's
Scoop.it!

Aspirin tied to lower lung cancer risk in women

Aspirin tied to lower lung cancer risk in women | Longevity science | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study of more than 1,200 Asian women, those who took aspirin at least a couple of times a week had a much lower risk of developing lung cancer -- whether or not ...

more...
No comment yet.