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Drug perks up old muscles and aging brains

Drug perks up old stem cells in both brains and muscles of mice, pointing the way to drug interventions for humans that would make aging tissues throughout the body act young again.
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The stranger within: Connecting with our future selves

Social psychologist studies the emotional disconnect between who we are now, and who we will be years from now.
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Healthy elders may hold key to fighting cancer

'Wellderly' may have unknowingly fought — and beaten — cancer; their immune systems may hint at how.
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Meditation may slow age-related loss of gray matter in the brain

A new study by UCLA researchers found that meditation appeared to help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the tissue that contains neurons.
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Traffic jams can hurt the heart

Clogged interstates aggravate clogged arteries, according to research by a UC Irvine graduate student.
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Sugary soda linked to cell aging

Scientists find shorter telomeres — the protective units of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes — in immune cells of soda drinkers.

Biologists delay the aging process by ‘remote control’

Researchers have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when switched on in key organ systems.
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Virtual reality guides those whose memory is failing

Navigation system helps diagnose, monitor and train patients with cognitive decline.

Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging

A new study is the first to show that while the impact of life’s stressors accumulate over time and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.

Aging brain influenced by experiences throughout life

Cognitive impairment may have more to do with such factors as socioeconomic status and less to do with race or ethnicity.