Category Archives: Healthy Aging

Uncovering a ‘smoking gun’ in age-related disease

Uncovering a ‘smoking gun’ in age-related disease

Uncovering a ‘smoking gun’ in age-related disease

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Aging is a key risk factor for a variety of devastating, chronic diseases, yet the biological factors that influence when and how rapidly cells deteriorate over time remain largely unknown. Now, for the first time, a research team has linked the function of a core component of cells’ machinery — which cuts and rejoins RNA molecules in a process known as “RNA splicing” — with longevity in the roundworm. The finding sheds light on the biological role of splicing in lifespan and suggests that manipulating specific splicing factors in humans might help promote healthy aging.
Published at Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:36:37 +0000

Turning back the aging clock






Turning back the aging clock Researchers from Caltech and UCLA have developed a new approach to removing cellular damage that accumulates with age. The technique can potentially help slow or reverse an important cause of aging. Led by Nikolay Kandul, senior postdoctoral scholar in biology and biological engineering in the laboratory of Professor of Biology… Continue Reading

Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline

Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline






Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline Researchers at Oregon State University have found that a specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life — but its levels decline with age and this sets the stage for a wide range of age-related health problems. A new study, published… Continue Reading

How even our brains get ‘slacker’ as we age

How even our brains get ‘slacker’ as we age






How even our brains get ‘slacker’ as we age Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of aging. Now it seems it’s not just our skin that starts to sag — but our brains too. New research from Newcastle University, UK, in collaboration with the Federal… Continue Reading

Vitamin stops the aging process of organs






By administering nicotinamide riboside to elderly mice, researchers restored their organs’ ability to regenerate and prolonged their lives. This method has potential for treating a number of degenerative diseases. Healthy Aging News — ScienceDaily Continue Reading

Tamping down neurons’ energy use could treat neurodegeneration






A drug that slows protein production may help neurons affected by a genetic disease, report scientists. Rapamycin has been shown to extend lifespan and reduce symptoms in a broad range of diseases and, at the cellular level, is known to slow down the rate at which proteins are made. But the new research suggests that… Continue Reading

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