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New syndrome osteosarcopenic obesity links deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity

New syndrome osteosarcopenic obesity links deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. [More]
NEPHRON+ project improves lives of kidney failure patients by developing wearable artificial kidney device

NEPHRON+ project improves lives of kidney failure patients by developing wearable artificial kidney device

End stage kidney disease is a global public health problem with an estimated 2.4 million patients on dialysis. The number of new cases is rising (7-8% annually) due to population ageing and increased diabetes prevalence. [More]
New lab at the Nencki Institute conducts research on neurodegenerative diseases

New lab at the Nencki Institute conducts research on neurodegenerative diseases

The Laboratory of Preclinical Studies of Higher Standard, the newest lab of the Neurobiology Center at the Nencki Institute in Warsaw, Poland, will conduct basic research aimed to explain molecular mechanisms responsible for neurodegenerative diseases. [More]
Tunstall, University of Leeds and Oxford University partner to find new evidence on benefits of telecare

Tunstall, University of Leeds and Oxford University partner to find new evidence on benefits of telecare

Tunstall Healthcare, the leading provider of technology enabled care services, has partnered with the University of Leeds and Oxford University to address the challenges arising from population ageing and the opportunities of technological progress. [More]
Fourth Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal awarded to Belgian researcher at Ghent University Hospital

Fourth Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal awarded to Belgian researcher at Ghent University Hospital

​The 4th Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal was awarded today to eminent Belgian researcher Jean-Marc Kaufman, Professor of Medicine at the Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. [More]
New therapeutic agent reduces age-related sleep problems in fruit flies

New therapeutic agent reduces age-related sleep problems in fruit flies

Elderly flies do not sleep well - they frequently wake up during the night and wander around restlessly. The same is true of humans. For researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, the sleeplessness experienced by the fruit fly Drosophila is therefore a model case for human sleeping behaviour. [More]
Reversing erectile dysfunction possible with lifestyle changes

Reversing erectile dysfunction possible with lifestyle changes

Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according to research at the University of Adelaide. [More]
Climate change could increase death rates in London and southeast England, scientists predict

Climate change could increase death rates in London and southeast England, scientists predict

Warmer summers brought on by climate change will cause more deaths in London and southeast England than the rest of the country, scientists predict. [More]
Rare abnormality in chromosomes increases risk of rare childhood leukaemia

Rare abnormality in chromosomes increases risk of rare childhood leukaemia

Researchers have found that people born with a rare abnormality of their chromosomes have a 2,700-fold increased risk of a rare childhood leukaemia. In this abnormality, two specific chromosomes are fused together but become prone to catastrophic shattering. [More]
Body clock's could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay onset of chronic lung diseases

Body clock's could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay onset of chronic lung diseases

The body clock's natural rhythm could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay the onset of chronic lung diseases. [More]

Yongye’s revenue increases 49.4% to $661.9M in fourth quarter 2013

Yongye International, Inc.("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of crop nutrient products in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
A diet rich in animal protein may protect against age-related decline

A diet rich in animal protein may protect against age-related decline

Elderly individuals who consume higher levels of animal protein may be reducing their risk of physical, social and intellectual decline in the future, show study findings. [More]
Singapore's largest institute launched to improve treatment for stroke, Parkinson disease

Singapore's largest institute launched to improve treatment for stroke, Parkinson disease

The National Neuroscience Research Institute Singapore - a joint venture by the National Neuroscience Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School - has been launched to improve treatment and seek cures through research for brain and nervous system disorders such as stroke, Parkinson disease and dementia. [More]
Study finds that older patients are undertreated

Study finds that older patients are undertreated

Older people globally are being denied proper access to cancer care, according to an editorial by Queen's University Belfast academic, Professor Mark Lawler of the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology. [More]
Nanomedicine – past, present and future: an interview with Frank Boehm, CEO NanoApps Medical Inc.

Nanomedicine – past, present and future: an interview with Frank Boehm, CEO NanoApps Medical Inc.

The fundamental discipline of nanotechnology is poised to change virtually every aspect of our lives, in just about any sector we can think of. [More]

Researchers develop ultra-precision hyperspectral camera for detection of skin cancers

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a lightweight, handheld, ultra-precision hyperspectral camera for the detection of skin cancers and their precursors. From the surface of the skin, the camera recognises early stages of cancer that are invisible to the naked eye. Collaborators in the pilot study are the University of Jyväskylä, the Päijät-Häme Central Hospital and the Skin and Allergy Hospital of Helsinki University Central Hospital. [More]

Older people who assess themselves as poor get sick more often, shows study

Being objectively low income leads to poor health and a shorter life. This much we already knew. But poverty can also be a matter of subjectively feeling poor. WZB economist Maja Adena and her colleague Michal Myck (DIW Berlin and the Center for Economic Analysis, CenEA, Szczecin) have substantiated how the subjective assessment of being poor affects the health of the 50+ age group. [More]

Sedentary behavior may be a risk factor for disability once we reach our 60s

People in their 60s who spend too much time sitting down may be increasing their risk of becoming disabled, a study shows. [More]
Deficiency in SNX27 explains learning impairment in Down's syndrome

Deficiency in SNX27 explains learning impairment in Down's syndrome

Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have identified the precise role of the protein, SNX27, in the pathway leading to memory and learning impairment. [More]
Scientists discover link between ageing process and hormone released from muscle after exercise

Scientists discover link between ageing process and hormone released from muscle after exercise

Scientists from Aston University (UK) have discovered a potential molecular link between Irisin, a recently identified hormone released from muscle after bouts of exercise, and the ageing process. [More]