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Aging

Drug Gives Mice Longevity Boost

2009-07-11 09:57

A drug known to suppress the immune system, and possibly inhibit cancer and other destructive aging processes, is the new frontrunner in federally supported anti-aging studies.

In the study, mice fed the drug rapamycin, even starting in late middle age, had their lifespan extended by 9 to 14 percent. The results appear online and will be published in the journal Nature.

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Cognitive Training Reduces Health Care Costs

2009-07-11 09:56

Older adults' predicted annual medical care expenditures can be reduced significantly through the use of cognitive training, according to a research team led by Fredric Wolinsky, Ph.D., who holds the John W. Colloton Chair in Health Management and Policy in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

The team evaluated the effects of three cognitive training interventions (memory, reasoning, or speed of processing) on changes in predicted medical care expenditures. Five-year follow-up data were available for 1,804 of the 2,802 original study participants.

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Rapamycin Could Be Anti-Aging Treatment

2009-07-08 22:24

Researchers have found that rapamycin, a compound that has antifungal and antibiotic properties, found in the soil at Easter Island, extended the lifespan of mice who were fed the potential anti-aging chemical. Rapamycin could become a genuine anti-aging treatment that could promote quality of life with aging.

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US Seniors Smarter Than English Peers

2009-06-26 12:58
US Seniors Smarter Than English Peers

U.S. seniors performed significantly better than their counterparts in England on standard tests of memory and cognitive function, according to a new study.

The study is the first known international comparison of cognitive function in nationally representative samples of older adults in the United States and England. The report is published in the June 25 peer-reviewed journal BMC Geriatrics.

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Less Frequent Social Activity Linked To Motor Function Loss

2009-06-24 10:17

Loss of muscle strength, speed and dexterity is a common consequence of aging, and a well-established risk factor for death, disability and dementia. Yet little is known about how and why motor decline occurs when it is not a symptom of disease.

Now, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that, among the elderly, less frequent participation in social activities is associated with a more rapid decline in motor function. The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Study Validates Ant-Aging Supplement For Baby Boomers

2009-06-23 10:32

Anti-Aging Formulas, LLC, announced the results of a pilot clinical trial on the use of the Renuva System, two anti-aging nutritional supplements formulated to support the natural production and release of human growth hormone (HGH). Results of the clinical trial showed a clear increase in HGH after use of the Renuva System products.

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