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Researchers find a protein that helps DNA repair in aging cells

Researchers find a protein that helps DNA repair in aging cells | Health&Age | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Scientists have long wondered why cells lose their ability to repair themselves as they age. New research by scientists at the University of Rochester has uncovered two intriguing clues.
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Diet of buckyballs nearly doubles rat lifespan

Diet of buckyballs nearly doubles rat lifespan | Health&Age | Scoop.it
A French study has found that including buckyballs in a rat's diet can result in greatly increased lifespan.
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Exercise Essentials for Healthy Aging - Senior Health Center - Everyday Health

Exercise Essentials for Healthy Aging - Senior Health Center - Everyday Health | Health&Age | Scoop.it
Regular exercise is an important part of healthy aging, to maintain an ideal weight and prevent disease. Find out how to work exercise into each day. (RT @Alzheimers: Aging is no excuse to give up exercise.
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Neuroscientists identify a master controller of memory

Neuroscientists identify a master controller of memory | Health&Age | Scoop.it

When you experience a new event, your brain encodes a memory of it by altering the connections between neurons. This requires turning on many genes in those neurons. Now, MIT neuroscientists have identified what may be a master gene that controls this complex process.

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New discovery expected to significantly change biomedical research

New discovery expected to significantly change biomedical research | Health&Age | Scoop.it

In a major step that could revolutionize biomedical research, scientists have discovered a way to keep normal cells as well as tumor cells taken from an individual cancer patient alive in the laboratory — which previously had not been possible. Normal cells usually die in the lab after dividing only a few times, and many common cancers will not grow, unaltered, outside of the body.

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Regular jogging shows dramatic increase in life expectancy

Regular jogging shows dramatic increase in life expectancy | Health&Age | Scoop.it
Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reveals the latest data.  Reviewing the evidence of whether jogging is healthy or hazardous, researchers said that  between one and two-and-a-half...
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Social stress affects immune system gene expression in monkeys

Social stress affects immune system gene expression in monkeys | Health&Age | Scoop.it
The ranking of a monkey within her social environment and the stress accompanying that status dramatically alters the expression of nearly 1,000 genes, a new scientific study reports.
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New synthetic molecules treat autoimmune disease in mice

New synthetic molecules treat autoimmune disease in mice | Health&Age | Scoop.it

A team of Weizmann Institute scientists has turned the tables on an autoimmune disease. In such diseases, including Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's tissues. But the scientists managed to trick the immune systems of mice into targeting one of the body's players in autoimmune processes, an enzyme known as MMP9. The results of their research appear today in Nature Medicine.

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Development of 'matrix' material controlling differentiation of stem cells

Development of 'matrix' material controlling differentiation of stem cells | Health&Age | Scoop.it

The Tissue Regeneration Materials Unit of the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science in Japan succeeded in developing a matrix material which can control the differentiation of stem cells for regenerative medicine.

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Compound in Apples Inhibits E. coli O157:H7

Compound in Apples Inhibits E. coli O157:H7 | Health&Age | Scoop.it

A compound that is abundant in apples and strawberries inhibits the highly pathogenic E. coli O157:H7 biofilms while sparing a beneficial strain of E. coli that also forms biofilms in the human gut, according to a paper in the December 2011 issue of the journal Infection and Immunology.

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