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July 10, 2020

The Aging Gut Microbiome Produces More Trimethylamine, Harming Arterial Function

In recent years academic interest has grown in the study of the gut microbiome. Researchers are making inroads into understanding the considerable influence of these microbial populations over the progression of health and aging. The gut microbiome may be as influential as physical activity in these matters. The balance of […]
July 10, 2020

Zika infection after birth shown to have long term brain and behavior issues in animals

Emory University researchers have shown that Zika virus infection soon after birth leads to long-term brain and behavior problems, including persistent socioemotional, cognitive and motor deficits, as well as abnormalities in brain structure and function. This study is one of the first to shed light on the potential long-term effects […]
July 10, 2020

Antibodies against lipid gives protection against rheumatic systemic disease

A novel study from the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet indicates that antibodies against a small lipid entity, phosphorylcholine (PC), can be associated with protection in inflammatory systemic diseases, including SLE and Sjögren´s syndrome. The results support evidence for a potential treatment by providing antibodies (anti-PC) to patients […]
July 9, 2020

Ex Vivo Mitochondrial Transfer as a Way to Improve Stem Cell Therapy Outcomes

A sizable portion of the variable efficacy of first generation stem cell therapies as presently practiced may be due to a poor quality of cells following expansion in culture. Regardless of quality, near all such cells die shortly after transplantation. Few clinics and few approaches to cell therapy lead to […]
July 9, 2020

Ageing research: Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol contribute to ageing

Why do we age? What exactly happens in the body? And: Can something be done about it? These are questions that have occupied science since time immemorial. The pharmacists Alexandra K. Kiemer and Jessica Hoppstädter from the Saarland University have not found a philosophical stone. But: they have uncovered processes […]
July 9, 2020

How long should people work? Workers in UK don't stay healthy for that long

Everyone is aging – time is not choosing its victims. You start of young and beautiful and energized, but eventually your body and mind start falling behind and you have to retire. But when would be an appropriate time to retire? Scientists from the Newcastle University say that 50 year […]
July 8, 2020

Aichi Cancer Center and NEC Launch Joint Research on Fundamental Study Aimed at Advanced Cancer Immunotherapy

Aichi Cancer Center(1) and NEC Corporation (NEC; 6701) today announced the launch of fundamental research aiming to realize the promise of advanced personalized cancer immunotherapy by improving the performance of NEC's neoantigen prediction system and developing predictive biomarkers for patient stratification through the fusion of AI and experimental immunology. This […]
July 8, 2020

Black raspberries show promise for reducing skin inflammation

Eating black raspberries might reduce inflammation associated with skin allergies, a new study indicates. In a study done with mice and published earlier in the journal Nutrients, researchers found that a diet high in black raspberries reduced inflammation from contact hypersensitivity – a condition that causes redness and inflammation in […]
July 7, 2020

Brain imaging can predict Alzheimer’s-related memory loss

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have imaged tau protein in the brains of living patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The amount and spread of tau proved a predictor of future memory loss. Brain imaging for measuring tau can be useful both for improving diagnosis and for developing more effective treatments, say the […]
July 7, 2020

Team develops new approach to treat certain neurological diseases

Research produces dramatic results in laboratory studies involving fatal myelin disease that strikes children. A team led by Case Western Reserve University medical researchers has developed a potential treatment method for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a fatal neurological disorder that produces severe movement, motor and cognitive dysfunction in children. It results […]
July 6, 2020

Targeting Cellular Senescence as an Intervention in Aging

Senolytic drugs that destroy senescent cells, and later on, other senotherapies that either prevent senescence or block the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), are going to be very important in the treatment of aging. Senescent cells accumulate with age and are highly damaging to tissues. Via the SASP, even comparatively small […]
July 6, 2020

Aging Impacts Progenitor Cells in the Thymus

The age-related decline of the immune system has several causes, but the involution of the thymus is an important one. The thymus is responsible for the production of mature T cells of the adaptive immune system, but the organ atrophies with age. The supply of new T cells falls off […]
July 6, 2020

Far Too Little Consideration is Given to the Failure of the Immune System in the Old

There is no situation so terrible that it will not be silently accepted as set in stone, only given that it has lasted for long enough to become routine. So it is with aging, and all of the pain, suffering, and death that accompanies it. The present furor surrounding COVID-19 […]
July 6, 2020

Receptor makes mice strong and slim

Increasing abdominal girth and shrinking muscles are two common side effects of aging. Researchers at the University of Bonn have discovered a receptor in mice that regulates both effects. Experiments with human cell cultures suggest that the corresponding signaling pathways might also exist in humans. The study, which also involved […]
July 6, 2020

Poor sleep in infancy is related to mental disorders in adolescence

Some studies take months to complete, some take years and some can even take decades. When scientists from the University of Birmingham set out to research what kind of effects infant sleep problems have for their adult life, they knew that this study will take a long time. And it […]
July 3, 2020

Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

Naked mole-rats can live for an incredibly long time and have an exceptional resistance to cancer thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer cells multiplying, according to new research. Understanding how these remarkable animals are almost completely immune to cancer could improve our understanding of the early stages […]
July 3, 2020

How Old Is Your Dog in Human Years? Scientists Develop Better Method than ‘Multiply by 7’

By mapping molecular changes in the genome over time, UC San Diego researchers developed a formula to more accurately compare dog age to human age—a tool that could also help them evaluate how well anti-aging products work. If there’s one myth that has persisted through the years without much evidence, […]
July 3, 2020

Researchers find more precise way to target tumours with anti-cancer drugs

Researchers at the University of Alberta have found a way to deliver anti-cancer drugs with more precision, which could increase the effectiveness of many cancer treatments. U of A oncologist Frank Wuest altered the surface of nanoparticles, which are well suited to deliver drugs, with epidermal growth factor (EGF), a peptide that […]
July 3, 2020

Putting genomics into practice to combat common diseases

Genomics carries great expectations: the power to help health-care providers assess and assist their patients in managing their individualized risks for common, serious medical conditions, such as cancer and heart disease.  However, how to effectively meld genetic risk assessments into health care is a complex question. Several medical research institutions […]
July 2, 2020

Scientists found that the lack of stress hormone contributes to aging

For hundreds and hundreds of years people have tried to stop the aging process. However, their efforts have never yielded any positive results – there is no youth elixir. Even with the latest scientific advancement we cannot stop the damage that time does on our bodies. But now scientists from […]
July 2, 2020

Blood tests can predict the risk of liver cirrhosis

Repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in the blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the Journal of Hepatology. The risk of liver cirrhosis increases if the levels of this biomarker rise between two […]
July 2, 2020

Study shows asthma drug salbutamol’s potential as Alzheimer’s treatment

A new study reveals that the common asthma drug salbutamol may offer potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting 47 million people worldwide and its prevalence is expected to triple to more than 130 million cases by 2050. No effective […]
July 2, 2020

Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases

The article, published in Brain Pathology, describes how SAFB1 expression occurs in both spinocerebellar ataxias and Huntington's disease and may be a common marker of these conditions, which have a similar genetic background. SAFB1 is an important protein controlling gene regulation in the brain and is similar in structure to other […]
July 1, 2020

Cellular mechanism for preventing genetic damage might make matters worse

USC researchers peering deep inside a living cell have discovered something surprising: Its system for preventing genetic damage linked to diseases can fail so badly that the cell would be better off without it. It’s a paradoxical finding because it challenges the idea that tiny protein guardians of cell division […]
July 1, 2020

Scientists find a simpler way to make sensory hearing cells

Scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratories of Neil Segil and Justin Ichida are whispering the secrets of a simpler way to generate the sensory cells of the inner ear. Their approach uses direct reprogramming to produce sensory cells known as “hair cells,” due to their hair-like protrusions that sense sound waves. The study was published […]
July 1, 2020

Obesity is a significant contributor to early dementia

Aging sucks. Your entire body starts deteriorating and it’s sad. There is nothing good about aging. But probably the worst part is the decline of cognitive abilities. Losing the sharpness of your mind is truly heartbreaking, but millions and millions of people are facing the inevitability of dementia. However, scientists […]
July 1, 2020

Children begin to outsource their thinking at a very young age

Companies often outsource some of their activities. It means that some parts of their work are done by other organizations, typically where labour is cheaper or there are other incentives. But humans outsource some of their activities too. Scientists from the University of Queensland found that children begin outsourcing thinking […]
July 1, 2020

Scientists uncovered the mechanism how carcinogens cause cancer

Pretty much half of us is going to get cancer. This is part and parcel of our stressful lifestyle as well as aging. Some substances around us are very efficient in causing cancer. But why is that? Why some chemicals are able to cause cancer, which occurs when errors happen […]
July 1, 2020

Light-activated 'CRISPR' enables fast, precise gene editing and detection of DNA repair

In a series of experiments co-funded by the National Science Foundation, scientists at Johns Hopkins have used light as a trigger to make quick, precise cuts in the genomic material of human cancer cell lines. The researchers cut the DNA within seconds using a molecular scalpel known as CRISPR and were able to […]
July 1, 2020

Nuclear Softening Allows Cells to Move Into Dense Tissue, Encouraging Injury Repair

Using an enzyme inhibitor in meniscus cells, a Penn team was able to soften their nucleus and promote access to previously impassible areas. By softening a cell’s nucleus so that it can squeeze its way through dense connective tissues, a group of researchers believes they’ve demonstrated a new way to […]