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November 16, 2021
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Study offers new approach to protecting older people from death and illness caused by Covid-19
By AGE2B team
Research carried out at the University of Minnesota together with scientists at the Mayo Clinic suggests a new way to reduce mortality and severe illness among elderly people who have been infected with Covid-19. In a preclinical study (the stage of drug testing that involves trials on animals, designed to determine the safety of a […]
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November 18, 2021
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Long-Lasting Antibody Producing Cells Are Found after Mild Cases of COVID-19
By AGE2B team
After millions of people worldwide had contracted COVID-19, the concerning question for many of them is the duration of received immunity. The rapid decline in the numbers of antibodies after recovery was interpreted by some as a sign of the absence of long-lasting immunity. But a recent study has shown that antibody-producing immune cells were […]
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November 18, 2021
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Early Exposure to Cannabinoids Leads to Decreased Neural Activity in Fish
By AGE2B team
Riding on the recent wave of cannabis legalization around the world, people tend to overemphasize the positive effects of the former drug. Certain cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, such as CBD, THC, and others, can have legitimate medical applications in pain relief, inflammation reduction, coping with seizures, and many others. It will be wrong, […]
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November 18, 2021
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3D bone marrow model allows the development of personalized treatment
By AGE2B team
Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which there is a low platelet (thrombocytes) count in the blood. Platelets are small colorless cell fragments in the blood that play a vital role in blood clotting, stopping or preventing bleeding. Therefore deficiency of platelets may lead to serious health problems and make patients highly susceptible to bleeding, bruising, […]
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November 19, 2021
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Scientists discovered a mechanism that protects the brain from hypoxia
By AGE2B team
Oxygen is such a simple molecule, but our entire life would be impossible without it. The human organism is highly sensitive to changes in oxygen levels. You might have noticed it by yourself if you ever been high in the mountains or had a hot air balloon ride. People respond to high altitudes differently. Some […]
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November 19, 2021
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Risk perception of regular cannabis use is rapidly decreasing in older adults
By AGE2B team
Cannabis use among older adults is increasing rapidly in the United States. Currently, cannabis is legal in 34 U.S. states for medical purposes, and 12 states also have recreational marijuana. In 2020, nationwide sales of cannabis increased 67%. Analysts contribute such a massive increase both to the pandemic and changing public perception. The risks and […]
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November 19, 2021
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Study of indigenous Amazon tribe offers new insights into healthy brain aging
By AGE2B team
A recent study published in the Journal of Gerontology has revealed some fascinating new insights into the links between lifestyle and aging. Carried out by an international group of researchers, the study looked at the health of more than 700 adults from a group of indigenous people from Bolivia called the Tsiname. Aged between 40 […]
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November 19, 2021
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‘Switching off’ white blood cells: A glimpse of future longevity treatment
By AGE2B team
A recent study published in the journal Nature has provided some highly significant new insights into the link between cell deterioration and aging, as well as the potential for future medical treatments to combat it. The researchers note that a certain type of white blood cell found in the human brain known as microglia is […]
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November 19, 2021
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Scientists find cell that causes aging, paving way for effective drug treatment
By AGE2B team
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School recently reached an important new conclusion about the link between the characteristics of cells in the human body and human lifespan which could help shape future longevity treatments. Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers found that cells known as senescent immune cells pose the greatest challenge […]
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November 19, 2021
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Scientists find new, better way to assess remaining lifespan
By AGE2B team
Researchers working in the US, Germany and Denmark and supported by the National Institute on Aging have found a more accurate way to predict remaining lifespan than is currently used. The findings were published in Nature Aging and suggest that a decline in the function of the nervous system is a contributing factor to mortality […]
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