Image via WikipediaNaked mole rat (see below) Alvaro Fernandez has done a very nice job of hosting Hourglass 3 blog carnival on the biology of aging at Sharpbrains by setting up the carnival as a series of questions and answers. Here are a few examples (minus the question and answer format): Jake provides some cautionary…
Cancer – getting more complicated ?
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Image via Wikipedia Two weeks or so ago I wrote a long piece on how there has been little improvement over the last 50 years in the cancer death rate (though there has been some improvement in survival rate but this is balanced out by a higher incidence rate of cancer). The question then becomes…
enriched environment, exercise, lifespan, longevity
45 minutes of vigorous exercise 6 days a week 52 weeks a year to increase your survival rate.
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Image via Wikipedia Yesterday, I wrote a piece about a recent paper that found that runners had a higher survival rate and a lower rate of disability as they aged compared to non-runners. While I had a few problems with the study in the end I agreed with the authors conclusions (mainly a problem of…
exercise, lifespan, longevity
Keep moving for greater health and longevity
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How many of hours of aerobic exercise are you doing each week? How much should you be doing? 50+ year olds that run were less likely to die and had lower disability scores as they aged compared to non-runners. The new research paper was published by Chakravarty et al., 2008 a group from Stanford University…
The new hourglass II is up at Ouroboros
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Chris Patil from Ouroboros has done another great job of hosting, and writing up the connections between the various blog pieces on the biology of aging (Hourglass). Go check it out the 2nd installment of the Hourglass. From Chris: “Hourglass III will be hosted on September 9th by Alvaro at SharpBrains, and Hourglass IV on…
Can our track record in cancer research give us a hint of what we can expect in longevity research?
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Can we look at the history of some leading diseases to get an indication of the potential breakthroughs in longevity research? Research in the longevity field has dramatically grown in the last 3-4 years, and many are claiming we will realize great breakthroughs resulting in longer lives and more healthier years. And I for one…