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  • Eight nutrients to protect the aging brain

    04/18/2015 10:27:44 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 173 replies
    sciencedaily.com ^ | April 15, 2015 | Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
    Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers write about eight nutrients that may help keep your brain in good shape.
  • Researchers take 'first baby step' toward anti-aging drug

    12/26/2014 6:37:23 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    MedicalXpress | HealthDay ^ | 12/24/14 | Dennis Thompson
    Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers with the drug maker Novartis report. The experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved the seniors' immune response to a flu vaccine by 20 percent, researchers said in the current issue of Science Translational Medicine. The study is a "watershed" moment for research...
  • How to Live Forever: The (Mad?) Science Hollywood Is Using to "Cure" Death [-220°F?]

    09/11/2014 7:52:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 10:00 AM PST 09/10/2014 | by Seth Abramovitch
    It's not just about anti-aging. "Longevity" is the new buzzword as Hollywood embraces all sorts of technology, from an altitude machine favored by tennis star Novak Djokovic to L.A.'s hot new treatment: the very deep freeze. This story first appeared in the Sept. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. "I have no intention of dying," Sumner Redstone told THR in January. Redstone, now 91, has made no secret of his longevity regime. It begins with a breakfast of goji berries, "Green Machine" smoothies and tomato juice — followed by a fish dinner and a shot of vodka for its...
  • Scientists Develop An 'Elixir' That Reverses A Known Cause Of Aging

    12/22/2013 1:43:02 AM PST · by Windflier · 22 replies
    i09.com ^ | 20 December 2013 | George Dvorsky
    To date, we know of only two things that can reverse the effects of aging: caloric restriction and extensive exercise. But in a recent experiment, researchers applied a new compound to 2-year old mice, causing their muscles to regenerate to 6-month old levels. Incredibly, human trials may start next year. The new compound, nicotinamide mono nucleotide (NMN), worked surprisingly quickly when tested on mice. When administered early enough in the aging process, it was found to work within one week; the muscles of older 2-year old mice were "indistinguishable" from the younger 6-month old animals. It improved muscle wastage, restored...
  • On Dying After your Time

    12/02/2013 1:16:26 PM PST · by Haiku Guy · 66 replies
    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — THIS fall Google announced that it would venture into territory far removed from Internet search. Through a new company, Calico, it will be “tackling” the “challenge” of aging. (snip) Even if anti-aging research could give us radically longer lives someday, though, should we even be seeking them? Regardless of what science makes possible, or what individual people want, aging is a public issue with social consequences, and these must be thought through. (snip) We may properly hope that scientific advances help ensure, with ever greater reliability, that young people manage to become old people. We are not,...
  • Study: 'Anti-Aging' Antioxidant Actually Seems to Undo Effects of Exercise

    08/17/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/13/2013 | JAMES HAMBLIN
    The compound resveratrol, believed to benefit longevity and heart health for its antioxidant properties, seemed to undermine the cardiovascular benefits of exercise in a small study. When some plants (like grape vines) are under stress, they produce a polyphenol known as resveratrol, which you may have heard of as the "anti-aging" chemical. Resveratrol has been shown to improve cardiovascular performance and extend the lives of non-mammals and mice -- specifically improving the lipid profiles and longevity of mice who ate a lot of fat. We believe that's because of its work as an antioxidant. The mice in that study got...
  • New drug being developed ... 'could help humans live until they are 150'

    The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been testing the medications on patients suffering with medical conditions including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The work proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans. The most common naturally-occurring activator is resveratrol, which is found in small quantities in red wine, but synthetic activators with much stronger activity are already...
  • Signs of ageing halted in the lab

    11/02/2011 3:37:09 PM PDT · by decimon · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | November 2, 2011 | James Gallagher
    The onset of wrinkles, muscle wasting and cataracts has been delayed and even eliminated in mice, say researchers in the US.It was done by "flushing out" retired cells that had stopped dividing. They accumulate naturally with age. The scientists believe their findings could eventually "really have an impact" in the care of the elderly. Experts said the results were "fascinating", but should be taken with a bit of caution. The study, published in Nature, focused on what are known as "senescent cells". They stop dividing into new cells and have an important role in preventing tumours from progressing. These cells...
  • Boomers Will Be Pumping Billions Into Anti-Aging Industry

    08/20/2011 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 34 replies
    lfdnews.com ^ | 08.20.2011 | N/A
    Baby boomers face of what used to be called the retirement age are offering 70 million members strong market for the legions of companies, entrepreneurs and plastic surgeons willing to take advantage of their “forever young” mode think, either through wrinkle creams, face lifts or training schemes. That adds to the potential bonanza. Market research firm Global Industry Analysts projects that fuel the boom in consumer base, “seeking to keep the dreaded signs of aging at bay,” will drive the U.S. market anti-aging products for about $ 80 million today to more than $ 114 billion by 2015. The baby...
  • Aborted Fetal Material Used in Anti-Wrinkle Creams

    10/28/2009 10:09:49 AM PDT · by bogusname · 42 replies · 1,400+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Christian Newswire
    Children of God for Life announced today that Neocutis, a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology and skin care is using aborted fetal cell lines to produce several of their anti-aging skin creams. "It is absolutely deplorable that Neocutis would resort to exploiting the remains of a deliberately slaughtered baby for nothing other than pure vanity and financial gain," stated Executive Director Debi Vinnedge. "There is simply no moral justification for this." ...
  • AMA report questions science behind using hormones as anti-aging treatment

    06/14/2009 6:24:07 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 109 replies · 1,525+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 15 June 2009 | Bruce Japsen
    The American Medical Association is taking on a segment of the $50 billion "anti-aging" industry that promotes the use of hormones as a treatment for consumers to slow or reverse the aging process. In a report presented Sunday in Chicago to a committee of the AMA's 543-member policymaking House of Delegates, the AMA Council on Science and Public Health calls into question claims made by for-profit Web sites, anti-aging clinics and other businesses promoting hormones as anti-aging treatments. "Despite the widespread promotion of hormones as anti-aging agents by for-profit Web sites, anti-aging clinics and compounding pharmacies, the scientific evidence to...
  • Anti-Alzheimer's Mechanism In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Found

    01/02/2008 6:32:19 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 54 replies · 240+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 2, 2008 | University of California - Los Angeles.
    It's good news that we are living longer, but bad news that the longer we live, the better our odds of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Many Alzheimer's researchers have long touted fish oil, by pill or diet, as an accessible and inexpensive "weapon" that may delay or prevent this debilitating disease. Now, UCLA scientists have confirmed that fish oil is indeed a deterrent against Alzheimer's, and they have identified the reasons why. Greg Cole, professor of medicine and neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and associate director of UCLA's Alzheimer Disease Research Center, and his colleagues...
  • Ming The Clam Is 'Oldest Animal' (400 YO)

    10/28/2007 10:25:37 AM PDT · by blam · 57 replies · 589+ views
    BBB ^ | 10-28-2007
    Ming the clam is 'oldest animal' Shakespeare was writing plays when the clam was a juvenile A clam dredged up off the coast of Iceland is thought to have been the longest-lived creature discovered. Scientists said the mollusc, an ocean quahog clam, was aged between 405 and 410 years and could offer insights into the secrets of longevity. Researchers from Bangor University in Wales said they calculated the clam's age by counting rings on its shell. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the longest-lived animal was an Arctica clam found in 1982 aged 220. They are like tiny tape-recorders......
  • Sound Investing and Peaceful Sleep

    10/14/2007 10:31:56 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 8 replies · 84+ views
    NYT ^ | October 14, 2007 | BEN STEIN
    ABOUT a week ago, I was swimming in my pool when I had serious difficulty breathing. “Uh-oh,” I said to myself, “now I am about to die.” My wife was upstairs reading, way out of earshot and, anyway, if I were about to have a lethal heart attack, I wouldn’t be able to scream. It turned out to be a nasty but short-lived bronchitis, and as I was lying in bed recovering, I thought, “I will die someday, and before I do, I would like to share with you the best possible thoughts I can, in gratitude for the many...
  • Study: Anti-aging supplements don't work

    10/18/2006 5:58:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 186+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/18/06 | Mike Stobbe - ap
    The fountain of youth apparently does not yet come in a pill. Widely used DHEA supplements and testosterone patches failed to deliver their touted anti-aging benefits in one of the first rigorous studies to test such claims in older men and women. The substances did not improve the participants' strength, their physical performance, or certain other measures of health. "I don't think there's any case for administering these" to elderly people, said Dr. K. Sreekumaran Nair of the Mayo Clinic, lead author of the study, published in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. DHEA, a steroid that is a precursor...
  • Juice could help stave off Alzheimer's: study

    08/31/2006 11:07:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 1,971+ views
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | 01 September 2006
    Drinking fruit or vegetable juice several times a week could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the September issue of The American Journal of Medicine. The nine-year study involving nearly 2,000 people, led by Professor Qi Dai of Tennessee's Vanderbilt University, showed that the risk of developing Alzheimer's - a degenerative brain disease that affects a person's memory, thinking and mood - was cut by 76 percent among those who drank fruit or vegetable juice more than three times a week. Among those who drank juice once a week, the risk was reduced by 16 percent....
  • Anti-aging molecule discovered

    06/13/2006 8:45:48 AM PDT · by aculeus · 29 replies · 1,328+ views
    Kasinform.com ^ | June 12, 2006 | Unsigned
    SEOUL. June 12, 2006. KAZINFORM - A team of South Korean scientists on Sunday claimed to have created a ``cellular fountain of youth,’’ or a small molecule, which enables human cells to avoid aging and dying. The team, headed by Prof. Kim Tae-kook at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, argued the newly-synthesized molecule, named CGK733, can even make cells younger; KAZINFORM quotes The Korea Times. The findings were featured by the Britain-based Nature Chemical Biology online early today and will be printed as a cover story in the journal’s offline edition early next month. ``All cells face...
  • Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever

    05/25/2006 2:20:45 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 19 replies · 1,043+ views
    www.fantastic-voyage.net/ ^ | September 27, 2005 | Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman, M.D.
    Immortality is within our grasp . . . In Fantastic Voyage, high-tech visionary Ray Kurzweil teams up with life-extension expert Terry Grossman, M.D., to consider the awesome benefits to human health and longevity promised by the leading edge of medical science--and what you can do today to take full advantage of these startling advances. Citing extensive research findings that sound as radical as the most speculative science fiction, Kurzweil and Grossman offer a program designed to slow aging and disease processes to such a degree that you should be in good health and good spirits when the more extreme...
  • How to live forever

    02/25/2006 10:54:27 AM PST · by voletti · 65 replies · 1,161+ views
    The Economist ^ | 2/25/06 | The Economist
    The latest from the wacky world of anti-senescence therapy DEATH is a fact of life—at least it has been so far. Humans grow old. From early adulthood, performance starts to wane. Muscles become progressively weaker, cognition fails. But the point at which age turns to ill health and, ultimately, death is shifting—that is, people are remaining healthier for longer. And that raises the question of how death might be postponed, and whether it might be postponed indefinitely. Humans are certainly living longer. An American child born in 1970 could expect to live 70.8 years. By 2000, that had increased to...
  • Want to live to be 1,000? Some think we could

    12/27/2005 2:21:20 PM PST · by Radix · 162 replies · 4,219+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | Monday, December 26, 2005 | Michael Woods
    The first person to live to age 1,000 probably will turn 60 in 2006. Within 20 years or so, we'll have treatments for aging. Medicine will repair the damage that already has occurred in people who are in their 80s. They'll live on and on with healthy bodies and sharp minds.