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Partial reversal of aging achieved in mice

(PhysOrg.com) -- Harvard scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have for the first time partially reversed age-related degeneration in mice, resulting in new growth of the brain and testes, improved ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Medical research
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New evidence ties gene to Alzheimer's

Of dozens of candidates potentially involved in increasing a person's risk for the most common type of Alzheimer's disease that affects more than 5 million Americans over the age of 65, one gene that keeps grabbing Johns ...

dateMay 06, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Aging process revealed by lactate in the brain

Swedish researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that they may be able to monitor the aging process in the brain, by using MRI technique to measure the brain lactic acid levels. Their findings suggest that the lactate ...

dateNov 02, 2010 in Medical research
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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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Squeak, squeak -- can you hear me now?

What do you get when you cross a mouse with poor hearing and a mouse with even worse hearing? Ironically, a new strain of mice with "golden ears" - mice that have outstanding hearing as they age.

dateNov 09, 2009 in Neuroscience
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