LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage.
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs (Z drugs) is associated with a modestly increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.
A group of researchers from MSU under the supervision of Professor Dmitry Zorov and Professor Egor Plotnikov studied the effect of aging on key cell processes, such as autophagy, the functions of mitochondria, and response to oxidative stress. The scientists also suggested advanced methods for treating kidney failure. The research was supported with a grant provided by Russian Science Foundation (RSF). The results of the study were published in the Cell Cycle journal.
Men respond to their spouse's illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests, according to a new Oxford University collaboration.
A recent study published in The European Journal of Health Economics finds that the initiation of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is associated with a higher risk of fracture-specific hospitalizations and mortality.
While there has been much effort to control spending for individuals eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare in the United States, for the first time a team of Vanderbilt University health policy researchers have analyzed spending trends for this population over a multiyear period in order to gain a much clearer understanding of exactly how much is being spent and by whom.
When it comes to diet in the Western world of overconsumption where cheap convenience food rules, the age-old adage 'everything in moderation' has been put to the test, prompting the American Heart Association (AHA) to issue a science advisory led by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
In a study led by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Tim Griffin, Ph.D., researchers found that the carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis in laboratory mice -- even when the animals didn't differ in weight.
While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery -- these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
Aging in worms mainly results from the direct action of genes and not from random wear and tear/loss of function, and the same is likely to be true in humans. Normal biological processes useful in early life, continue to 'run-on' pointlessly in later life causing age-related diseases. This does not mean that aging is programmed but it is a continuation of developmental growth driven by genetic pathways to the point where these becomes harmful.