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Fasting-induced anti-aging molecule keeps blood vessels young

New research has found that fasting triggers a molecule that can delay the aging of our arteries. The findings could help prevent age-related chronic …

Non-infectious Diseases

New Evidence That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution

For years, anthropologists and evolutionary biologists have struggled to explain the existence of menopause, a life stage that humans do not share …

Biology

Stunning anti-ageing breakthrough could see humans live to 150 and regenerate organs by 2020 'for the price of a coffee a day'

An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique could see humans live to 150 years old and allow them to regrow their organs by 2020.<p>Harvard Professor …

Anti-aging

A Crucial Role of Insulin Has Just Been Discovered in The Body's Immune System

How did we not know this?<p>Because of diseases like type 1 and type 2 diabetes, insulin is something we know quite a bit about.<p>So it's surprising that …

Immune System

How Ikigai, a Japanese Key to Longevity, Will Add Purpose and Balance to Your Life After 60

Are you doing what you love and have a purpose that propels you to get up in the morning and pursue it? It’s believed that having a reason for being …

Ikigai

Metformin reduces liver glucose production by inhibition of fructose-1-6-bisphosphatase

1.<p>Rena, G., Pearson, E. R. & Sakamoto, K. Molecular mechanism of action of metformin: old or new insights? <i>Diabetologia</i> <b>56</b>, 1898–1906 (2013).<p>2.<p>Owen, M. …

Diabetes

9 Surprising External Signs You Have Inflammation Inside Your Body

While inflammation is often thought of us an internal problem, it's often possible to spotsigns of inflammation externally, in the form of acne, …

hair loss

Eating This Fruit Every Day Can Improve Your Gut Health, New Study Finds

Scientists out of Boston, Massachusetts, have uncovered one more piece of the puzzle that is gut health, My Body + Soul reports. Due to the growing …

Holistic Medicine

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New 'Micro-Organ' in The Human Immune System

"A reminder that there are still mysteries hidden within the body."<p>Researchers have identified a brand new 'micro-organ' inside the immune system of …

Immune System

The Future of Medicine May Land Within Five to 10 Years, Crispr Inventor Says

A pioneer of the Crispr gene-editing technology that’s taken Wall Street by storm says the field is probably five to 10 years away from having an …

Genetics

Researchers use gut bacteria to turn type A or B blood into universal donors

Bacteria found in the human gut could save countless lives by transforming type A or type B blood into type O.<p>At a meeting of the American Chemical Society today, Steve Withers of the University of British Colombia presented new research suggesting enzymes found in gut bacteria could effectively …

Elusive mitochondrial connection to inflammation uncovered

PINK1 and parkin proteins help to degrade damaged mitochondrial organelles, and abnormalities in these proteins are linked to Parkinson’s disease. …

Medical Research

Apple HR couldn’t care less if you have a college degree

The traditional life plan includes four years of college then a good job. But not everyone takes this path, and sometimes the lack of a college degree keeps some people from getting a job they are otherwise qualified for. But not at Apple.<p>Following a non-traditional career path is no problem …

Technology

How to create and destroy metastatic cancer cells

A new study has identified a way to interfere with cancer cells and prevent them from metastasizing. The key lies in shutting down the cell's ability …

Cancer Cells

Scientists Reverse Wrinkles, Restore Hair Growth In Mice. Implications Are 'Huge' For Aging Research

Though tales of its existence have been recounted around the globe for thousands of years, and legend has it that even Juan Ponce de Leon never found it, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) might have discovered the fountain of youth. And although it probably wouldn’t be in …

Education

This May Be the Secret to Feeling Younger and Living Longer

Studies suggest that feeling younger may actually help you live to be older. Now, new research points to a way to keep that youthful state of mind, …

10 Ways To Get Rid Of Inflammation In Your Gut, According To Experts

Inflammation can affect your body in ways you may not realize, but overall, the discomfort you get from stomach issues can be the worst. Luckily, …

Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our latest …

How this cancer therapy went from scientific underdog to potential cure

Nearly 40 years ago, scientists had what seemed like a crazy idea: What if we could reprogram cancer patients’ immune systems to wipe out their …

Immune System

How Close Are We, Really, to Curing Cancer with CRISPR?

Followers of science and health news, particularly those with a terminal illness, may get the impression that the dawn of a new, disease-free era is …

Blocking one enzyme could help treat many chronic disorders

Researchers have identified an enzyme that plays a key role in a biological mechanism common to many chronic inflammatory disorders.<p>The discovery — …

To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.<p>Going …

The Brain

AI defeats elite doctors in diagnosis competition

BioMind artificial intelligence medical system scores up to 87 per cent accuracy when diagnosing brain tumours and predicting the expansion of brain haematomas<p>It was not the football World Cup, but the defeat was not unlike Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi losing on the same day. An artificial …

Could Depression Be An Immune Response To Stress? A New Study Suggests An Answer

Science is gradually piecing together the vexing brain puzzle that connects depression and inflammation, and an important new piece just fell into place. Researchers using a mouse model have discovered how stress triggers an immune response in the brain that leads to inflammation and ultimately …

Research

Removing single gene from gut bacteria found to alter host's metabolism

The bacteria that call your gut home can have a tremendous impact on your overall health, but exactly how the bugs do so is a web that's still being …

“Unprecedented” research reverses age-related wrinkles and hair loss in mice

A breakthrough new study from researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham has demonstrated that reversing mitochondrial dysfunction in mouse …

Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

If you're in the hospital or a doctor's office with a painful problem, you'll likely be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 – with 0 meaning no pain at all and 10 indicating the worst pain you can imagine. But many doctors and nurses say this rating system isn't working and they're trying …

Duke University

What is consciousness?

What is being in love, feeling pain or seeing colour made of? How our brains make conscious experience has long been a riddle – but we’re uncovering …

Telomeres, Aging and Cancer | Learn Science at Scitable

Introduction<p>How do the natural ends of chromosomes — called telomeres — differ from chromosome ends generated at the site of a chromosomal break? …

New drug shows promise for preventing and even reversing damage from age-related dementia and stroke

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is one of the most commonly associated causes of age-related dementia and stroke. New research, led by the …