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Telomere Extension Turns Back Aging Clock In Cultured Human Cells, Study Finds

Hands of elderly person (stock image). Skin cells with telomeres lengthened by a new procedure were able to divide up to 40 more times than untreated cells. The research may point to new ways to treat diseases caused by shortened telomeres.
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A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Treated cells behave as if they are much younger than untreated cells, multiplying with abandon in the [...]

Revolutionary Device Found To Lower Blood Pressure

Measuring blood pressure (stock image). The study findings show that blood pressure treatment with the ROX Coupler can give both patients and doctors an alternative option for treating high blood pressure in the future -- particularly when standard therapies have failed.
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Revolutionary device has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure among patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, compared to those treated with usual drug measures — according to research from Queen Mary University of London and published in The Lancet. The device — developed by ROX Medical and named the ‘Coupler’ — is a paper [...]

Treatment Restores Sociability In Autism Mouse Model

Researchers have treated ASD mice with a neuropeptide called oxytocin, and have found that it restores normal social behavior.
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Among the problems people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) struggle with are difficulties with social behavior and communication. That can translate to an inability to make friends, engage in routine conversations, or pick up on the social cues that are second nature to most people. Similarly, in a mouse model of ASD, the animals, like [...]

Region’s First Camp For Stroke Survivors And Caregivers At UC San Diego

Alexander Khalessi, MD, neurosurgeon
Source: UC San Diego School of Medicine

On Jan. 23-25, more than 15 stroke survivors and their caregivers will go on a mini-vacation in La Jolla, CA, as part of a therapeutic retreat for those whose lives have been affected – sometimes turned upside down – by stroke. The 50s-themed stroke camp is being co-hosted by UC San Diego Health System, which [...]

Long-Term Use Of Hormonal Contraceptives Is Associated With An Increased Risk Of A Rare Brain Tumor, Study Finds

Taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least five years is associated with a possible increase in a young woman's risk of developing a rare tumour, glioma of the brain.
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Taking a hormonal contraceptive for at least five years is associated with a possible increase in a young woman’s risk of developing a rare tumour, glioma of the brain. This project focused on women aged 15-49 years and the findings are published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptives, contain [...]

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