Rotifers are tough, microscopic organisms highly resistant to radiation and repeated cycles of dehydration and rehydration. Now Irina Arkhipova, Irina Yushenova, and Fernando Rodriguez of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have discovered another protective mechanism of this hardy organism: the Terminons. ...

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Anti-ageing products and services continue to witness steady growth, with global revenues poised to reach US$ 151.8 Bn in 2016, a growth of 7.7% over 2015. Generation X (born between early 60s to mid-70s) will continue to be the key consumer segment, with global demand from this consumer segment anticipated to reach US$ 66,099.3 Mn by the end of this year. ...

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When it comes to getting older, the beauty industry has a lot of thoughts on how to reverse the physical signs of aging. There's a market filled with products and injectable treatments galore, that all claim to diminish fine lines and wrinkles , not to mention the extensive procedures that often require downtime. ...

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31-May-2017 Following innovation platforms on epigenetics and microbiome, BASF’s new research platform is focusing on extraction and processes Following innovation platforms on epigenetics and microbiome, BASF has created a third research platform on extraction and processes that already produces results. Experts from BASF’s R&D department for bio-actives in cooperation with experts from the University of Reims and their Technology Transfer Office SATT Nord have developed a new anti-ageing active ingredient. ...

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Researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, announced late last year that four genes that reprogram adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells can also reverse some signs of ageing [Cell: 167, 1719-1733 (2016)]. It was merely the latest in a long line of investigation into longevity. Methuselah, son of Enoch, according to the Bible (Genesis 5.21) lived 969 years. ...

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It was once a fringe topic for scientists and a pseudo-religious dream for others. But research into the biology of ageing, and consequently extending the lifespan of humans and animals, has become a serious endeavour. ...

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Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? New research aims to find out | Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? ...

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So who’s up for being immortal? This may not quite live up to that sort of expectation, but it would be a profound shift in how we view the human condition if somebody could actually stop or even reverse the aging process. ...

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Today's popular science article for consideration is the usual mix of frustrating and interesting remarks that result when various researchers are convinced to talk to the press on the subject of SENS rejuvenation research. I in no way exaggerate when I say that all approaches to the research of aging, all of the intent in aging research, all of the fundamental disagreements in the field, ultimately revolve around SENS, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence. ...

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AstraZeneca is using funds from such disposals to help it through an earnings trough caused by patent expiries on former blockbuster medicines, while it waits for a new wave of drugs, particularly for cancer, to deliver fresh growth. It has described 2017 as a "pivotal" year and AstraZeneca's head of portfolio strategy Mark Mallon said the deal "allows us to concentrate our resources on bringing multiple new medicines to patients". The two companies said on Monday that AstraZeneca would also get tiered royalties from Recordati, initially at a double-digit percentage rate, for European sales of Seloken and related products. ...

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