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In defence of pathogenic proteins: Do our aging cells get smarter, not sicker?

Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, can also be beneficial – at least for yeast cells, as biochemists at ETH Zurich have discovered. The researchers found a new form of age-associated deposits in these cells, and they are now asking us to rethink our views on ageing and dementia. We age because …

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The Gary Null Show – 07.15.15

Today, Gary delivers the latest in health and healing, including ultrasound healing wounds fast and fighting infection, algae quinoa and legumes as alternative protein choices, and seek a variety of fiber sources for best health. Then, a variety of topics including which private prison company made $1.7 billion in profit last year? Also, how student debt impacts the lives of young Americans. And much more.

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Even at a molecular level, taking it slow helps us cope with stress

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new molecular pathway critical to aging, and confirmed that the process can be manipulated to help make old blood like new again. The researchers found that blood stem cells’ ability to repair damage caused by inappropriate protein folding in the mitochondria, a cell’s energy station, is critical to their survival …

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Diet key to lifespan and fertility

It may be possible to live longer and increase fertility by manipulating diet, according to world-first research in mice from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre. Researchers showed for the first time in mammals that there is an ideal balance of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) for reproduction and another, different ideal balance for increasing lifespan. The research, published …