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Molecules called sirtuins are involved in lifespan. A study in mice found that higher levels of a sirtuin called SIRT6 were able to live longer, healthier lives than those with lower levels of this key molecule.

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Dementia is a condition that many of us are all too familiar with within friends and family. Dementia itself is a blanket term that describes several conditions including a decline in thinking skills, memory loss, and altered behavior, feelings and relationships. In contrast, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common…

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Is going to space safe for human health? Two astronauts, who were twins, volunteered for a research study to look at how the body changes when it goes into space. #Twins, #NASA, #NSBRI, #Spaceflight, #HumanSpaceflightProgram

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The immune system is your body’s personal army of soldiers — when it comes across potentially harmful invaders like viruses and bacteria, it will flag those invaders for destruction. However, this defense system is not always perfect. In some cases, it may become overly active and attack healthy body cells,…

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, meaning that brain cells will continuously die off as the illness persists. The brain cells that are mainly affected in Parkinson’s disease are ones that produce dopamine, a chemical in the brain that is known to be important in the control of the…

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For most types of cancer, survival rates have steadily been improving since the 1970s as medical advancements have been made in both cancer diagnosis as well as in treatment. Some of the largest improvements seen have been in the most common cancer types such as prostate cancer, leukaemia, and female breast cancer.…