Category Archives: The Science of Us

Rapamycin Could Help Address Neurologic Damage Associated with Aging

Research shows the compound can help reduce cellular senescence

A study recently published in the medical journal, Aging Cell, outlines how a compound known as rapamycin may help to suppress neurological damage. This research could lead to new therapeutic approaches to address neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. … Continue reading

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Scientists Discover Gene That Determines How Fast Your Brain Will Age

The effects of TMEM106B kick in once a person reaches the age of 65

A new study conducted by Columbia University Medical Center Researchers and published this week in the journal Cell Systems identifies a gene that seemingly dictates how fast a brain ages.  The gene, called TMEM106B, begins to effect the brain once … Continue reading

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Why Aging Might Become a Thing of the Past

Scientists have found a way to reverse aging in mice and rejuvenate their cells.

With the aftermath of the holiday season still sliding off of my shoulders, I vaguely recall the conversations of my older relatives around the dinner table.  Each story began with the familiar phrase, “I remember when I was your age,” … Continue reading

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Do Mammograms Do More Harm than Good?

Breast cancer screening is not very effective, study shows

If you’re a middle-aged woman and you live in the United States, you’ve had one mantra drummed into your head for as long as you can recall: “Get a mammogram once a year.” First introduced in 1976, mammograms have been … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reappraisal — Looking at the Bright Side Isn’t Always A Good Thing

Positive thinking may only be useful in coping with certain types of events

When things go wrong in our lives, we use a number of strategies to help us cope. One of these is what scientists call “cognitive reappraisal,” or simply thinking about things differently to moderate how we feel. For example, if … Continue reading

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New Device May Help Patients With Heart Failure

Patients involved in a recent study reported fewer symptoms, better quality of life and increased exercise ability

A recent study suggests that a new heart device intended to improve blood flow may be beneficial for people suffering with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Corvia Medical’s InterAtrial Shunt device is a flower-shaped wire device that creates a … Continue reading

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