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Proper copper levels essential to health of the brain at rest, new study finds

Proper copper levels essential to health of the brain at rest, new study finds

In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has been linked to several neurological disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Menkes' and Wilson's. [More]
Mice lacking specific protein live longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses

Mice lacking specific protein live longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses

While developing a new cancer drug, researchers at The Wistar Institute discovered that mice lacking a specific protein live longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses. [More]
Melatonin has protective effects on traumatic brain injury-induced cerebral cortex

Melatonin has protective effects on traumatic brain injury-induced cerebral cortex

Traumatic brain injury can cause post-traumatic neurodegenerations with an increase in reactive oxygen species and reactive oxygen species-mediated lipid peroxidation. Melatonin, a non-enzymatic antioxidant and neuroprotective agent, has been shown to counteract oxidative stress-induced pathophysiologic conditions like cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury, neuronal excitotoxicity and chronic inflammation. [More]
Doctor creates TULA skincare line using Probiotic Technology

Doctor creates TULA skincare line using Probiotic Technology

TULA (tulaforlife.com), the new skin care line using a patented Probiotic Technology, today announced the launch of their first selection of skin care products. [More]
MEF2 gene: A potential therapeutic target to protect neuronal loss in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

MEF2 gene: A potential therapeutic target to protect neuronal loss in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has identified a chemical "switch" that controls both the generation of new neurons from neural stem cells and the survival of existing nerve cells in the brain. [More]
Alcoholic liver disease: an interview with Dr Vinood Patel, University of Westminster

Alcoholic liver disease: an interview with Dr Vinood Patel, University of Westminster

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and also in the UK. As its name indicates this disease arises due to consuming excessive amounts of alcohol (80 g/day) over an extended period, normally 10-20 years. [More]
Researchers shown how free radicals contribute to fatty liver disease

Researchers shown how free radicals contribute to fatty liver disease

An international team of scientists led by Monash University researchers has shown how free radicals contribute to type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease. [More]
Research findings on mTor, circadian rhythm, animal aging and FAT10 presented at AGE meeting

Research findings on mTor, circadian rhythm, animal aging and FAT10 presented at AGE meeting

The 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Aging Association held May 30-June 2, 2014, at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, featured the latest scholarship and research findings in the field of aging research from more than 70 leading experts. [More]
New high quality ozone gas generator from AMSBIO completely eliminates airborne and surface contaminants and germs

New high quality ozone gas generator from AMSBIO completely eliminates airborne and surface contaminants and germs

The Ozilla™ from AMSBIO is a new high quality, purpose-built ozone gas generator. Measuring just 13 x 11 x 5 inches (32 x 28 x 13 cm), it will fit in most standard laboratory cell culture incubators, air incubators, cell culture hoods, PCR hoods, or any other environment where a sterile atmosphere is critical. Following simple operational instructions the Ozilla™ is able to completely eliminate airborne as well as surface contaminants and germs including bacteria, phage, and fungus. [More]
McGill research finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity

McGill research finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity

What is the secret to aging more slowly and living longer? Not antioxidants, apparently. [More]
Children with autism experience deficits in immune cell that protects against infection

Children with autism experience deficits in immune cell that protects against infection

Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion compared with the same cells in children who are developing normally. [More]
Aged mice lacking antioxidant protein Nrf2 show poor stem cell regeneration

Aged mice lacking antioxidant protein Nrf2 show poor stem cell regeneration

Good news for lifelong exercisers: Along with its salutary effects on the heart, weight, and other facets of health, physical activity also helps to regenerate muscle mass, which tends to diminish as people age. [More]
New molecule could help lower diabetic patients' risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's

New molecule could help lower diabetic patients' risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's

Researchers at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem have created a molecule that could potentially lower diabetic patients' higher risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease. [More]
New molecule reduces diabetic patients' higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's

New molecule reduces diabetic patients' higher risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer's

​Researchers at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem have created a molecule that could potentially lower diabetic patients' higher risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease. [More]
It Works! Global announces launch of first chewable dietary supplement

It Works! Global announces launch of first chewable dietary supplement

It Works! Global, a wellness products and lifestyle company, announced the launch of Greens Chew, a dietary supplement for antioxidant and prebiotic support. [More]
Baicalin inhibits colistin sulfate-induced apoptosis of PC12 cells

Baicalin inhibits colistin sulfate-induced apoptosis of PC12 cells

Baicalin, a type of flavonoid extracted from the dried root of Scutellaria baicalensis georgi, has been shown to effectively inhibit cell apoptosis. Colistin sulfate, a cyclic cationic polypeptide antibiotic, has been shown to have renal and neurological side effects. [More]
BIDMC study shows carbon monoxide may have a role to play in treating cancer

BIDMC study shows carbon monoxide may have a role to play in treating cancer

In recent years, research has suggested that carbon monoxide, the highly toxic gas emitted from auto exhausts and faulty heating systems, can be used to treat certain inflammatory medical conditions. Now a study led by a research team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows for the first time that carbon monoxide may also have a role to play in treating cancer. [More]
Researchers analyze protective effects of mild hypothermia on CNS injuries

Researchers analyze protective effects of mild hypothermia on CNS injuries

There are few data on the effectiveness and mechanism underlying mild hypothermia in the treatment of central nervous system injuries. Therefore, there is a need to investigate the potentially beneficial effects of mild hypothermia on central nervous system injuries. [More]
Study: Diet low in vitamin D can cause free radical damage in brain

Study: Diet low in vitamin D can cause free radical damage in brain

A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers suggests that a diet low in vitamin D causes damage to the brain. [More]
Researchers identify new mechanism that causes neurodegeneration

Researchers identify new mechanism that causes neurodegeneration

As we age, our body rhythms lose time before they finally stop. Breaking the body clock by genetically disrupting a core clock gene, Bmal1, in mice has long been known to accelerate aging , causing arthritis, hair loss, cataracts, and premature death. [More]