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SLU Researchers Study Relationship Between Diabetes Drug, Dementia

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University researchers have received a $443,636 grant from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the relationship between the diabetes drug Metformin and dementia risk. Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., professor and research director in the department of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University, said this is the first study of

Drug perks up old muscles and aging brains

By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | May 13, 2015 BERKELEY —Whether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue. Images of cells in the brain’s hippocampus show that the growth factor TGF-beta1 (stained red) is barely present in young tissue but ubiquitous in old

Deciphering the neural code that links food to aging

Posted on 5/12/2015 Single neurons showing expression of different genes in red and green Diet exerts a major impact on health and ageing. The nervous system plays an important role in this process but, thus far, how food signals are interpreted by the nervous system has been a mystery. This is an important question because

Tiny fish makes big splash in aging research at Stanford

 Feb 12, 2015 by Krista Conger Researchers disabled aging-associated genes in the short-lived African killifish, including one for an enzyme called telomerase, whose absence caused humanlike disease in the animal. Anne Brunet and her colleagues have found that the short-lived African killifish is a useful model for studying the aging process. Gregg Segal “Live fast,

Texas A&M Study Shows Memory Decline Caused by Aging can be Prevented with Resveratrol

Feb. 5, 2015 BioNewsTexas Researchers recently published in the journal Scientific Reports their findings on resveratrol, a compound present in foods such as peanuts and red grapes, and how it may offer protection towards memory decline caused by aging. The study is entitled “Resveratrol Prevents Age-Related Memory and Mood Dysfunction with Increased Hippocampal Neurogenesis and

Almost Immortal

Stowers Report Spring 2014 By Alissa Poh A look at Stowers’ first-in-kind planaria core facility and some of the science inspired by these simple invertebrates. If humans had the regenerative capacity of planaria, executioners in centuries past—particularly those charged with quartering convicts already drawn and hanged—would have had a bad time. These minute aquatic flatworms