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Monthly Archives: November 2007

CTDL 014: Skin aging reversed in mice

A) I didn’t know ageing/aging was one of those words that had an “extra” e in it with UK spelling (or is missing an “e” in  US spelling, depending on how you look at it).
B) the story below is about a new study, if I understand it correctly, that uses gene therapy to block the [...]

CTDL 013: Anti-Cancer Mouse

Mighty mouse has competition from these Par-4 Supermice apparently. And these may cure cancer. Researchers added a Par-4 gene to a breed of mice more susceptible to tumors and they didn’t develop cancer.  The gene helps the body regulate and kill “bad cells” before tumors develop.
BBC NEWS | Health | ‘Supermouse’ bred to beat cancer:

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CTDL 012: Long life anti-depressant

I’ve read some interesting literature on the science of starvation based longevity. They’re interesting, but not compelling me to give up my morning coffee or Oreo cookies.  What I’m thinking is a better option is the information they’re gleaning from nematodes (not from Mr Squarepants) according to the BBC.  After giving them an anti-depressant they’re [...]

CTDL 011: OCD detectable via brain scan?

I’ve got a few people close to me with OCD related issues, so this is an interesting bit of information.
BBC NEWS | Health | Brain scans ‘may detect OCD risk’:

CTDL 010: New giant Dino found

Paleontologists have found a new, larger than ever before, horned dino in Alberta. It apparently hails from an age that isn’t as widely known about. DiscoveryChannel.ca – Alberta palaeontologists discover new dino genus

CTDL 009: Healthy diet makes you less crazy

Study shows that a healthy diet with oily fish and lots of veggies can help cut the risk of dementia during old age.
BBC NEWS | Health | Healthy diet ‘cuts dementia risk’:

CTDL 008: Stem Cells from Skin Cells

In an interesting new twist, some US and Japanese scientists have discovered a method for creating “stem cells” using skin cells.  I haven’t heard anybody comment on whether or not the US limits on stem cell research with public funds may have pushed scientists into new research directions to solve the stem cell problem that [...]