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Study Hard and You Might Lower Your Chances of Dementia

Study Hard and You Might Lower Your Chances of Dementia | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Learning is essential to our development, and it could be the key to building the cognitive reserves necessary to withstand demential in our golden years.
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A gut bacterium as a fountain of youth? Well, let's start with reversing insulin resistance

A gut bacterium as a fountain of youth? Well, let's start with reversing insulin resistance | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Move over Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. There's a new health-promoting gut bacterium in town, and it's called Akkermansia muciniphila.
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NAD can restore mitochondrial function and energy production in MTDPS liver-like cells

NAD can restore mitochondrial function and energy production in MTDPS liver-like cells | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
A drug screen using the SPECTRUM library identified candidates that restore energy production in DGUOK-deficient liver-like cells, offering the first potential treatment for MTDPS.
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Reversal Research by Kelsey Moody and An Age Reversal Update by Bill Faloon- via @youtube #livestream

Age Reversal Research by Kelsey Moody An Age Reversal Update by Bill Faloon Age Reversal Research by Kelsey Moody. Mr. Kelsey Moody is a biotechnolog
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A Drug Cocktail Could Help Us Live Longer Healthily –

A Drug Cocktail Could Help Us Live Longer Healthily – | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
A mixture of a drug and a supplement reduced the signs of age-related diseases and extended life in mice and human cells.
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'Anti-aging molecule' could improve liver and kidney treatments

'Anti-aging molecule' could improve liver and kidney treatments | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Blocking an enzyme that limits the activity of the 'anti-aging molecule' NAD+ could be a way to protect the liver and kidneys from damage, study suggests.
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Researchers discover how to slow aging

Researchers discover how to slow aging | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Previous research published earlier this year in Nature Medicine involving University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L. Kirkland and Tamara Tchkonia, showed it was possible to reduce the burden of damaged cells, termed senescent cells, and extend lifespan and improve health, even when treatment was initiated late in life. They now have shown that treatment of aged mice with the natural product Fisetin, found in many fruits and vegetables, also has significant positive effects on health and lifespan.
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Scientist names vitamins and minerals that help you live longer | Daily

Scientist names vitamins and minerals that help you live longer | Daily | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
A researcher from the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute says people should eat 'like their mothers told them' by upping their greens and cutting out sugary drinks.
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A Cure For Aging? Clinical Trials Will Begin In Humans

A Cure For Aging? Clinical Trials Will Begin In Humans | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

As people grow old, their bones tend to become brittle, their minds can become dull and their organs sometimes slowly fail. But scientists now think that these unpleasant side effects of aging can be stopped—at least in mice.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic think they have identified a rogue cell, which works like a bacteria in the body, that could cause most age-related illnesses. These cells are called senescent cells, and they build up over time.

If someone has too many of them, these cells can refuse to die and go on a destructive rampage within the human body, killing other cells that they come in contact with. Mayo Clinic scientists found that they could destroy senescent cells to stop and even reverse the ill effects of aging in rodents. The findings published on Monday in Nature Medicine showed that the mice lived up to 36 percent longer.

“This is exciting research,” said Felipe Sierra, director of the National Institute of Aging’s Division of Aging Biology. “Additional research will be necessary to determine if compounds, like the one used in this study, are safe and effective in clinical trials with people."

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The Benefits of Testing Hormonal Imbalances in Women

The Benefits of Testing Hormonal Imbalances in Women | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
From body cycles to medical testing, experts discuss the must-know information and tips for hormonal balance and lifelong wellness.
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The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms

The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic?
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Aging Connection | Harvard Medical School

Aging Connection | Harvard Medical School | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
For decades researchers have worked to shed light on the causes of neurodegenerative disorders, a group of devastating conditions, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, that involve the progressive loss of neurons and nervous system function. In recent years, numerous factors, from genetic mutations to viral infections, have been found to contribute to the development of these diseases.
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Age reversal drug could be on market in three years

The drug nicotinamide mononucleotide has had dramatic rejuvenating effects on ageing mice - and it could also help man go to Mars.
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Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales - wptv.com

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales - wptv.com | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.
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NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide): A Complete Guide

NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide): A Complete Guide | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
A complete guide to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, the newest supplement for longevity and cellular health.
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Tam Hunt: A Conversation with ‘Forever Man’ Bill Faloon About Fending Off Aging | Homes & Lifestyle - Noozhawk.com

Tam Hunt: A Conversation with ‘Forever Man’ Bill Faloon About Fending Off Aging | Homes & Lifestyle - Noozhawk.com | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Bill Faloon is a man with a mission: to fend off aging. As long as possible, and maybe even forever. A recent Popular Science story called him “the forever man.” This is both because Faloon wants to figure out how we can live forever and because he has been working to resolve this problem for what can seem like forever — or at least since the 1970s, which seems to most of us to be pretty much forever.
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Family tree of 400 million people shows genetics has limited influence on longevity: Study of huge Ancestry.com pedigree set suggests similar life spans between spouses may have inflated previous e...

Family tree of 400 million people shows genetics has limited influence on longevity: Study of huge Ancestry.com pedigree set suggests similar life spans between spouses may have inflated previous e... | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of more than 400 million people. The results suggest that the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, which failed to account for our tendency to select partners with similar traits to our own.
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Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?

Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer? | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug’s effects are only just beginning to be understood.
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Does dietary restriction protect against age-related leaky gut? | EurekAlert! Science News

Does dietary restriction protect against age-related leaky gut? | EurekAlert! Science News | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Flies on dietary restriction are protected from leaky gut and systemic inflammation as they age. Conversely, flies on a rich diet are more prone to intestinal permeability, developing gaps in the intestinal barrier which are caused by an age-related increase in the death of intestinal epithelial cells. Researchers also looked at dysbiosis as a contributor to leaky gut and concluded that diet may ultimately be the primary driver in cellular changes leading to intestinal permeability.
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Finally, the drug that keeps you young

Finally, the drug that keeps you young | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Anti-aging pioneer Judith Campisi explains how a recent breakthrough could ward off age-related disease.
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Is fasting the fountain of youth?

Is fasting the fountain of youth? | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
The available research indicates that your risk of disease can be lowered by even moderate intermittent fasting, in turn increasing your lifespan.
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Fisetin—a new senolytic

Fisetin—a new senolytic | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Senolytic drugs have been the most promising near-term anti-aging therapy since the ground-breaking paper by van Deursen of Mayo Clinic published in 2011.  The body accumulates senescent cells as w…
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Creatine Reduces Markers Of Aging - page 1 | Life Extension

Creatine Reduces Markers Of Aging - page 1 | Life Extension | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
Once used only by athletes, creatine has been shown to improve glucose tolerance, inhibit cognitive decline, and combat age-related disease.
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Experimental Drug Cocktail Yields Greatest Lifespan Extension Ever Seen in Animals

Experimental Drug Cocktail Yields Greatest Lifespan Extension Ever Seen in Animals | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it

Pioneering research into anti-ageing mechanisms in animals has almost doubled the lifespan of the test subjects used in the experiments.
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Repeat dose NRPT (nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene) increases NAD + levels in humans safely and sustainably: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Repeat dose NRPT (nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene) increases NAD + levels in humans safely and sustainably: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study | Health & Life Extension | Scoop.it
It’s possible to boost declining levels of NAD+, a molecule required for fundamental chemical reactions in the human body, with a dietary supplement. A team led by Leonard Guarente of MIT and Elysium Health gave 120 healthy adult volunteers between the ages of 60 and 80 NRPT (known commercially as Basis) over the course of eight weeks. Volunteers taking the regular dose of NRPT had 40 percent more NAD+ compared to their baseline when tested at four weeks and at eight weeks. Others who took a double dose of NRPT had even higher levels of NAD+, while those who took the placebo saw no increase. Research shows that NAD+ levels decline in animals and humans with age. Boosting NAD+ in animals improves age-associated diseases, so researchers now want to understand whether humans, too, may benefit.
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