Items Tagged ‘aging’

June 12, 2019

A Mayo scientist wants to help you live longer — and better

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Star Tribune By Connie NelsonWhen asked if he’s searching for the fountain of youth, Nathan LeBrasseur doesn’t say no. At least not right away. “For some people, that explanation might make sense,” he offers after a pause. LeBrasseur, a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, collaborates with multiple teams at his lab at Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: aging, foundation of youth, Mayo Clinic, Nathan LeBrasseur, Star Tribune, zombie cells


May 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 24, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

New York Times, In Health Care, Too Much Privacy Is a Bad Thing by Luke Miner — Data-sharing agreements should be standardized so that doctors and hospitals don’t have to draft custom ones every time they want to share information. Some effort has already been made to reform fines by taking into account the “culpability” […]

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Tags: addiction, aging, alcoholism, alzheimer's disease, anxiety, ASU, bariatric surgery, blood donation, blood thinners, cardiac rehab, Chiari malformation, Christine Hughes


May 17, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 17, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Reuters, Home-based heart rehab may help patients who can’t get to clinics by Lisa Rapaport — “Patients who experience a cardiac event (such as a heart attack or heart surgery), should participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program,” said lead author of the statement Dr. Randal Thomas, medical director of the cardiac rehab program at the […]

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Tags: aging, AI, Alexandria Van Gilder, AliveCor, artificial heart valve, artificial Intelligence, Ashley Zimmerman, brain aneurysm, Brittany Burnham, Camp Wabi, Cancer, canine brucellosis


Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for April 19, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Washington Post, CTE researchers discover possible step toward diagnostic test for living patients by Jacob Bogage — Medical researchers have made what they cautiously characterized as a possible first step toward diagnosing the neurodegenerative illness chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients, according to an article published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. […]

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Tags: A.L.S., aging, arthritis, Ashley Schmitt, Aspirin, Breast Cancer, burnout, cannabis, carillon, Cathy Fraser, Christie Vogel, Cris Ross


April 11, 2019

Live forever: Wonder drugs kill zombie cells and prevent diseases making 100 the new 60

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Express (UK) by Sean Martin Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, a medical research centre based in Minnesota, US, have developed anti-ageing drugs called ‘senolytics’ which can wash away senescent cells – otherwise known as zombie cells as they no longer work to their full potential. These senescent cells are then replaced by newer cells which […]

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Tags: aging, Dr. James Kirkland, senescent cells, Senolytics, The Daily Express


February 8, 2019

Mayo Clinic may be onto the fountain of youth

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

KARE 11 by Rena Sarigianopoulos Forget expensive potions and empty promises, turns out the Mayo Clinic in Rochester may be onto the proverbial fountain of youth. Working closely with the University of Minnesota, researchers have found a way to eliminate senescent cells. Those are cells that have stopped dividing and are producing things that can […]

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Tags: aging, Dr. James Kirkland, KARE 11, senescent cells, senolytic drugs


December 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for December 21, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Happy holidays!  Mayo Clinic in the News will be taking a week off.  We’ll be back on January 4, 2019. Wall Street Journal, How pilates helps fight atrophy by Jen Murphy — Pilates can be particularly helpful for people with stability and motor-related issues, says Jane Hein, a physical therapist and lead Pilates instructor at the Mayo […]

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Tags: 3D mammogram, aging, Alison Ecklund, All Abilities Trane Park, altitude sickness, alzheimer's disease, Amelia Davis, Anita Bissinger, Anna Beth Morgan, Antonio Wimbush, Antwan Dixon, Aromatherapy


November 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for November 21, 2018

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

New York Times, Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything? by Donald G. McNeil Jr. — …And as with weaponry, fear changes everything. In epidemiologically quiet times, the anti-vaccine lobby sows doubts; when Ebola or pandemic flu strikes, Americans clamor for protection. There are two obstacles to faster progress, said Dr. Gregory A. Poland, director […]

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Tags: active shooter, aging, AI, alcohol, Alex Biagi, Amanda Dernbach, antibiotics, artificial Intelligence, Breast Cancer, Cancer, carpal tunnel, Cathy Deimeke


November 21, 2018

How long can people live?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

New York Times by Nicholas Baker In animal studies over the last few decades, scientists have begun to understand the specific cellular and molecular processes that cause the deteriorations of old age…In an essay in the journal JAMA last month, Tamara Tchkonia and Dr. James L. Kirkland of the Mayo Clinic categorized these processes into […]

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Tags: aging, cell senescence, cellular aging, Dr. James Kirkland, New York Times


September 27, 2018

Drug cocktail could extend your life, killing cells related to aging

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

CNBC Dr. James Kirkland, Mayo Clinic’s Center on Aging director, joins ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss his new drug, research involving senolytic cells and how they combat age-related diseases. Reach: CNBC is a 24-hour cable television station offers business news and financial information. The channel provides real-time financial market coverage to an estimated 175 million homes […]

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Tags: aging, CNBC, Dr. James Kirkland, senescent cells, senolytic drugs


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