Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) causes a gradual loss of respiratory capacity and can be lethal within a few years. The cause is unknown, although it can be attributed to a … Continue Reading Researchers identify the causal link between telomere shortening and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky have completed a study that revealed differences in the way neuroinflammation, considered a key component of Alzheimer’s disease, is expressed in different subsets of … Continue Reading Study finds Alzheimer’s disease presents differently in patients with Down syndrome.
New, ultra-high-field magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain by researchers at the University of Illinois provide the most detailed images to date to show that while the brain shrinks … Continue Reading First evidence provided that in normal aging cell density is preserved throughout the human brain.
The human heart makes precious few new cells but manages to generate billions of life-sustaining beats as it grows old. Now research conducted in fruit flies, rats and monkeys by … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein that protects heart function into old age.
Sarcopenia is the aging-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Preventing sarcopenia is important for maintaining a high quality of life (QOL) in the aged population. However, the molecular … Continue Reading Autophagy defect is linked to loss of muscle in aging for the first time.
Researchers have long wondered what causes people to lose muscle strength as they age and how exercise can prevent it from happening. Now, McMaster University researchers have discovered a key … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein required to maintain muscle mass and strength during aging.
Skin pliability and elasticity improved after treatment with onabotulinum toxin (Botox) for mild facial wrinkles and the effect lasted for up to four months, according to a study from researchers … Continue Reading Study shows that pliability and elasticity of skin increase following wrinkle treatment with Botox.
Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS, Institut Gustave Roussy and CEA, have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients with the premature aging disease Cockayne syndrome. They … Continue Reading Researchers identify and correct premature aging in diseased cells.
Researchers at the University of Colorado suggest that the portion of the brain devoted to hearing can become reorganized, reassigned to other functions, even with early-stage hearing loss, and may … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map brain functioning in age-related hearing loss.
Previous studies have shown that the connection in the adult brain are hard to change, while in children, novel experiences rapidly mold new connections during critical periods of brain development. … Continue Reading Researchers reactivate juvenile neural plasticity in adult brains.
Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have discovered a new strategy to fight cancer, which is very different from those described to date. Their work shows for … Continue Reading Researchers have successfully ‘uncapped’ telomeres in animal lung cancer model.
A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes … Continue Reading Researchers discover key epigenetic mechanism of human aging.
A distinct pattern in the changing length of blood telomeres, the protective end caps on human DNA strands, can predict cancer many years before actual diagnosis, according to a new … Continue Reading New blood-telomere test can predict cancer years before disease develops.
An enzyme secreted by the body’s fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain, according to new research from Washington University School. The data findings, in mice, underscore a role … Continue Reading Study shows that low body fat percentage is not good for the brain.
Human DNA accumulates damage over time, and older people’s bodies can’t repair it as well. Many scientists believe a build up of damage can cause cells to enter an irreversible … Continue Reading Study identifies molecular link between DNA damage and premature aging.
Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Telomeres are DNA regions at the ends of chromosomes that protect the genetic data of cells, preventing mutations and alterations in the DNA that could potentially cause disease. Telomeres shorten … Continue Reading Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.