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Lifespan extended by ibuprofen in yeast, worms and flies Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug used to relieve pain and fever, could hold the keys to a longer healthier life, according to a study by researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on...
Medical News Today | Dec 31, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cognitive abilities age at different rates because our brains age differently Researchers at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit have discovered that specific mental abilities - such as problem-solving or multi-tasking - decline with age at...
Medical News Today | Dec 30, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pitt team discovers new mechanism that helps explain why older patients develop lung fibrosis When researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine took a closer look at certain cells from the scarred lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), they were...
Medical News Today | Dec 30, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Researchers create egg and sperm precursors using human embryonic stem cells For the first time, scientists from the UK have successfully created primordial germ cells - cells that turn into egg and sperm - using human embryonic stem cells.
Medical News Today | Dec 29, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Heart attacks treated with new gene therapy based on telomerase enzyme The enzyme telomerase repairs cell damage produced by ageing, and has been used successfully in therapies to lengthen the life of mice.
Medical News Today | Dec 29, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Extreme heat in U.S. associated with increased risk of hospitalization among older adults Between 1999 and 2010, periods of extreme heat in the U.S. were associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for older adults for fluid and electrolyte disorders, kidney failure, urinary...
Medical News Today | Dec 29, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Frail elderly living in long-term care facilities benefit from high-dose flu vaccine The high-dose flu vaccine is significantly better than the regular flu shot at boosting the immune response to the flu virus in frail, older residents of long-term care facilities, according to the...
Medical News Today | Dec 26, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Heatwaves linked to increased risk of renal failure, other diseases in seniors Periods of extreme heat may increase the risk of hospitalization for renal failure, septicemia and other severe diseases among adults over the age of 65, a new study finds.
Medical News Today | Dec 24, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In order to cause leukemia, mutations need help from aging tissue Why are older people at higher risk for developing cancer? Prevailing opinion holds that, over time, your body's cells accumulate DNA damage and that eventually this damage catches up with the body...
Medical News Today | Dec 24, 2014 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Substance from broccoli can moderate progeria defects Children who suffer from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) age prematurely due to a defective protein in their cells. The image shows two cell nuclei containing human DNA (blue).
Medical News Today | Dec 24, 2014 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend