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Back-to-back: Current Studies on the Longevity of Naked Mole-Rats

02/08/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Naked mole-rats can live considerably longer than other rodents like mouse, rat or guinea pig. This makes them outliers among mammals, just as humans with their maximum lifespan of about 120 years.... more info

Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Also Elevated in Women with Obesity Who Are Metabolically Healthy

31/05/2018 DIfE German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrück

Women with obesity are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, even if they are considered to be metabolically healthy. Moreover, women of normal weight are at risk of heart attack or stroke if... more info

Less is more? Gene switch for healthy aging found

28/05/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Aging is associated with an increase in frailty and age related-diseases. A calorie-restricted diet is known to alleviate these age-related conditions. Researchers from the European Research... more info

Surviving in starvation - New mechanism for cell preservation discovered

15/05/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

Scientists from the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, discovered a new... more info

Back to sleep: How SETD1A takes blood stem cells to rest

08/05/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

In old age, humans increasingly suffer from infections. In such a case, blood stem cells that are usually inactive are activated in order to produce as many blood and immune cells as needed to fight... more info

Old and Healthy: Researchers Find Novel Genes for Longevity in Mammals

10/04/2018 FLI Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The genetic basis of lifespan determination is poorly understood. Most research has been done on short-lived animals, and it is unclear if these insights can be transferred to long-lived mammals like... more info

Cognitive impairment in the elderly – What is the role of air pollution and lung function?

19/03/2018 IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

A study from scientists at IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Düsseldorf, Germany, published in the European Respiratory Journal, indicates that poor lung function is not... more info

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