News tagged with ageing process

The importance of workplace relationships post-retirement

The influence of traditional social structures such as neighbourhoods and local organisations has declined. The workplace has become the "new neighbourhood" and has become increasingly important for maintaining social interaction ...

dateAug 17, 2010 in Health
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Gene linked to aging also linked to Alzheimer's

MIT biologists report that they have discovered the first link between the amyloid plaques that form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and a gene previously implicated in the aging process, SIRT1.

dateJul 22, 2010 in Genetics
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How do organisms make dietary choices?

When given a choice, organisms will choose a diet that maintains a nutritional balance in tune with their needs. That choice, studied in fruit flies for the first time, is regulated by activity in a molecular pathway involved ...

dateMay 13, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Probing the secrets of sharp memory in old age

A study of the brains of people who stayed mentally sharp into their 80s and beyond challenges the notion that brain changes linked to mental decline and Alzheimer's disease are a normal, inevitable part of ...

dateMar 23, 2010 in Health
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Cells send dirty laundry home to mom

Understanding how aged and damaged mother cells manage to form new and undamaged daughter cells is one of the toughest riddles of ageing, but scientists now know how yeast cells do it. In a groundbreaking ...

dateFeb 01, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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