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Apr 6, 2018

Calorie restriction improves our age-related diseases — new results of a landmark trial

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, life extension, neuroscience

Cutting calories by 15% may help protect us against age-related diseases, suggests a new report of a landmark calorie restriction trial with adults. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

The landmark CALERIE study reports that cutting calories by 15 percent slows down an aging metabolism and may help protect against age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes, cancer and other ailments. The researchers published their results on March 22 in the journal Cell Metabolism.

The researchers found that calorie restriction decreased systemic oxidative stress, one of the nine hallmarks of aging linked to age-related diseases.

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Apr 6, 2018

New Liquid Biopsy Tests Aim to Prevent Cancer Mortality

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

New liquid biopsy tests could prevent most cancer deaths with an inexpensive blood draw, as firms bring their cancer tests to trials.


New liquid biopsy tests hold promise to prevent most cancer deaths with a simple, inexpensive blood draw. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

A simple blood test that tells if you have a tumor and where it is in your body is a lot closer to reality and may cost only $500. Johns Hopkins University (JHU) just announced a test earlier this year that detects eight common types of cancer. It may prove inexpensive enough to be prescribed during a routine physical.

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Apr 6, 2018

Daily Viagra May Reduce Colorectal Cancer Odds

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, life extension

Viagra reduces colorectal cancer odds in mice by 50%, says a new report which adds that a clinical trial should be the next step.


Summary: Viagra reduces colorectal cancer odds in mice by 50%, says a new report which adds that a clinical trial of low-dose Viagra should be the next step.[This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Viagra cut in half the formation of precancerous polyps that form before the onset of colorectal cancer, says cancer researcher Darren D. Browning Ph.D. – a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Director of the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology Graduate Program at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta.

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Apr 6, 2018

7 Revolutionary Medical Technologies

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension

Glow-in-the-dark tumors for cancer detection, and cryopreservation of organs are among the seven breakthrough technologies researchers announce.


Glow-in-the-dark cancer tumors, cryopreservation of organs and a vaccine patch are among the seven breakthrough medical technologies announced by researchers in a March 2018 release. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Glow-in-the-dark cancer tumors, alcohol tattoos, MRI coils, a malaria pill, tracers that light up prostate cancer, cryopreservation of organs and a needle-free vaccine patch are breakthrough medical technologies sponsored by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and showcased in March of 2018.

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Apr 6, 2018

We will all serve under an immortal ROBOT DICTATOR‘, says Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk, life extension, robotics/AI

Elon Musk has famously compared AI to ‘summoning the devil’.

Now the Tesla billionaire claims the technology could lead to the creation of immortal robot leaders from which humanity can never escape.

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Apr 6, 2018

Methionine Restricted Diets May Slow Down Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine believe that the health and longevity benefits seen in animals on sulfur amino acid-restricted diets could also work in humans. The concept of dietary sulfur amino acid restriction has been of interest to researchers for almost 30 years when the first studies showed health benefits in animals placed on methionine-restricted diets.

Amino acids are the building blocks of all proteins in our body, and methionine and cysteine both belong to a subgroup known as the sulfur amino acids. These help the body to create various proteins and are involved in metabolism.

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Apr 4, 2018

Flood warnings issued in Sierra as storm forecast calls for warm rain, limited snow

Posted by in category: climatology

Hot rain? Not quite, but one of the unique characteristics of the soaker aimed at the Bay Area on Friday and Saturday is its warmth.

Forecasters are calling this “atmospheric river” with a moisture plume stretching back to the Hawaiian Islands “remarkable,” and saying it’s likely to be the warmest storm of the season.

“The reason for this warmth is the subtropical origins of the air in this system,” says Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA. “It won’t be unusually warm for April, per se, when most days are rain-free, but it will certainly be warm for a rainy day at any time of the year.

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Apr 4, 2018

A second ‘Big Bang’ could end our universe in an instant — and it’s all because of a tiny particle that controls the laws of physics

Posted by in categories: chemistry, cosmology, particle physics, quantum physics

Our known universe may end the same way it was created: With a big, sudden bang.

That’s according to new research from a group of Harvard physicists, who found that the destabilization of the Higgs Boson — a tiny quantum particle that gives other particles mass — could lead to a huge explosion of energy that would consume everything in the known universe.

The energy released by the event would destabilize the laws of physics and chemistry.

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Apr 4, 2018

Space travel may hold the key to cardiac repair

Posted by in category: space travel

New research — conducted both in space and on Earth — suggests that simulated microgravity could be used to boost stem-cell therapy for cardiac repair.

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Apr 4, 2018

France puts 78,000 security threats on vast police database

Posted by in category: security

Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985.

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