Vascular risk appears to be a strong predictor of dementia, especially in older individuals with high levels of brain beta-amyloids, and the interaction between these two risk factors might lead to a higher rate of cognitive decline, according to a recent study at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related neurological disorder…

Today, as part of our series of articles that cover the Hallmarks of Aging, we are going to take a look at the role of proteins in cellular function and how they play a key role in aging. Proteins are essential for cellular function Proteins are large, complex molecules that regulate almost everything in your…

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Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered how NAD+ creation and consumption in cells is linked to glucose metabolism and their transformation from preadipocytes into adipocytes, or as most people know them, fat cells. INTRODUCTION Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is an essential small molecule that is involved in a variety of physiological and pathological processes….

Researchers at Brown University have discovered a way to stimulate cellular autophagy, which is a natural recycling system built into every cell in the body. This has the potential to combat many age-related neurodegenerative diseases. What is autophagy? Autophagy means “eating of self” (from Ancient Greek “auto” = self, “phagein” = to devour). Autophagy is…

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the University of Kansas, and the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) have discovered a compound that can block the spread of some types of cancer cells. Preventing cancer metastasis Metastasis is how cancer spreads from an initial site to a secondary site within the host’s body;…

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