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The process of synaptic transmission in neurones.

Teaching old dogs new tricks

... is that drawing any firm conclusions about the effects of ageing on our cognition is very difficult. Despite this, ... to better understand the consequences of the normal ageing process for cognition, focusing in particular on ... So, what do we know about the consequences of the normal ageing process for learning? At a biological level, when it ...

The naked mole-rat’s genes could inspire ways to delay the ageing process and treat strokes in humans.

Uncovering the secrets of the naked mole-rat

... its genes that could provide cures for strokes, delay the ageing process, and even increase our lifespan. These tiny, ... entire genome. It initially focused on genes relating to ageing, a key interest for researcher Dr João Pedro de ... at the University of Liverpool, UK. He wants to delay the ageing process, and turn back the clock to put a spring in ...

The regenerative abilities of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano serve as a model for how humans might regenerate tissues.

Worms may hold the secret to longer life

... researchers have a secret weapon in the battle with the ageing process – the humble worm. Flatworms have the ... creatures as a rich source of potential clues about the ageing process and how we too might regenerate tissues. In a ... in the tidal sands of the Adriatic Sea, to investigate ageing mechanisms. Previous research observed that the ...

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Brain activity staves off dementia

... to get meaningful results. The Irish longitudinal study on ageing has been following over 8000 people over the age of ... Robertson is interested in how society’s stereotypes of ageing can impact people’s experience of ageing and how this can lead to, or prevent dementia. ...

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Crash test dummies based on older bodies could reduce road fatalities

Europe’s population is ageing rapidly, yet the majority of car safety equipment is ... by 2021. By Catherine Collins   Europe’s population is ageing rapidly, yet the majority of car safety equipment is ...

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Unpacking the Human Genome Project

... will be a safer place. Or how about genes for obesity and ageing, so we can look forward to becoming a nation of pert ... on whilst others switch them off. Division, death, and ageing of a cell are determined by its genes, and the magic ... will be a safer place. Or how about genes for obesity and ageing, so we can look forward to becoming a nation of pert ...

The Science of Well-being

... life. Lupien and Wan focus on the concept of 'successful ageing', and examine the factors earlier in life that predict ... of experimental studies is that negative stereotypes of ageing are associated with impaired learning and memory, lack ... response to stress, whereas positive attitudes towards ageing are associated with enhanced performance, confidence ...

 This image shows a display of healthy foods on a table. Foods include beans, grains, cauliflour, cantelope, pasta, bread, orange, turkey, salmon, carrots, turnips, zucchini, snowpeas, string beans, radishes, asparagus, summer squash, lean beef,...

Personalised nutrition to serve up a healthy life with a side of living longer

... how the combination of genes and diet contributes to the ageing process, as part of a project called MetaFlex. ‘We ... the diet,’ he said. To measure the long-term effects of ageing – or health at older ages – and identify its basic ... stay healthy with age, as we already have a significant ageing population. ‘Focusing on the health aspect is really ...

How exercise benefits the brain

... function and is, therefore, integral to the prevention of ageing-associated dementia [4]. Exercise and brains The ... a role in slowing the cognitive decline associated with ageing? A recent systematic review, which compiled 8 separate ...

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The science to watch in 2019

... thinking about fundamental physics,’ he said. Reversed ageing - Professor Ton Rabelink Professor Ton Rabelink from ... regenerative potential of the human body to reverse ageing and promote tissue homeostasis.’ Renewable fuel ...

Could diabetes drugs curb our dementia epidemic?

... to hit 18.7 million by 2050 as a result of population ageing. People with Type 2 diabetes have higher levels of ...

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Getting emotional about city planning

... Europe’s cities are getting greyer. The EU’s 2018 ageing report claims that by 2070, more than half of ...

NEURONS

Why do people develop chronic pain?

... problem, one that we are likely to see increase with an ageing population. Not only do our nerves become more prone ...

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Half of dementia risk down to lifestyle

... lifestyle choices. ‘Dementia is the number one fear of ageing and yet people don’t know that 50 % of our cognitive ...

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Gene of the Month - p53

... be involved in a huge range of biological functions, from ageing and immunity to development in the womb. Nearly four ...

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Lifestyle and Huntington's disease

... cognitive decline. This has been observed in studies on ageing and dementia, where years of education, work ...

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Does Pregnancy Make You Smell More ?

... of new neurones, we may be able to repair or enhance our ageing brains. Other groups of researchers have shown that if ...

An image of a mouse brain showing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease; plaques of protein (blue) among blood vessels (red) and nerves (green). Researchers believe a nutritional drink may slow early development of the disease.

Daily nutritional drink could slow Alzheimer's progression

... omega-3 fatty acids - can help cognitive performance in ageing, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and ...

The average terrestrial wind speed has slowed down half a kilometre per hour every decade since the 1960s.

The stilling: global wind speeds slowing since 1960

... air circulates around the planet. Or it could be due to ageing wind speed instruments producing inaccurate results. ...

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The battle of the sexes can show us how to live longer

... for these differences between men and women in disease and ageing.’ By Helen Massey-Beresford There are important ...

The CytoMatrix: Reloaded

... prophylactically, to help offset some of the effects of ageing. But for those craving immortality, be warned, "we're ...

Garbage-collecting aqua drones and jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans

... also be used as feed for aquaculture, for collagen in anti-ageing products, and even in food. In fact, part of the ...

Should Carbohydrate Tolerance Determine Our Diet?

... aggressive and irritable when glucose-deprived.”   Ageing As we grow older, the body’s metabolic machinery ...

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Gut Flora: A Digestible Account of Probiotics

... these microbial populations are hard to shift, but ageing, and alterations in the gut environment caused by ...