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HUMAN SKIN CELLS TRANSFORMED INTO MOTOR NEURONS

WUSTL researchers have converted skin cells into motor neurons without going through the stem cell state. The new technique could help in the development of devastating neurodegenerative diseases, like ALS, that affect motor neurons. READ MORE…
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100 IS THE NEW 80

A new study reveals those who die at 100 tend to suffer from fewer diseases than those who die at younger ages. READ MORE…
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1 IN 3 CASES OF DEMENTIA ARE PREVENTABLE

Researchers have identified nine risk factors during different stages in life that may increase a person’s likelihood of developing dementia. At least 35% of dementia cases, researchers say, may be directly linked to these risk factors. By taking steps to reduce risks and by improving education, it is estimated that the incidence of dementia can be reduced by as much as 20%. READ MORE…
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DRINKING COFFEE COULD LEAD TO A LONGER LIFE

Researchers report people who drink at least one cup of coffee a day are at a 12% reduced risk of dying from cancer, stroke and heart disease as those who did not partake in a daily cup of Joe. Lower mortality rates were present regardless of whether people drank fully caffeinated coffee or decaf, suggesting the association with longevity is not tied to caffeine. READ MORE…