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July, 2015

A Periodic Diet that Mimics Fasting Promotes Multi-System Regeneration, Enhanced Cognitive Performance, and Healthspan
Brandhorst et al. develop a fasting mimicking diet (FMD) protocol, which retains the health benefits of prolonged fasting. In mice, FMD improved metabolism and cognitive function, decreased bone loss and cancer incidence, and extended longevity. In humans, three monthly cycles of a 5-day FMD reduced multiple risk factors of aging.

June, 2015

Ageing Pushed as Treatable Condition
Doctors and scientists want drug regulators and research funding agencies to consider medicines that delay ageing-related disease as legitimate drugs. On June 24, researchers will meet with regulators from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make the case for a clinical trial designed to show the validity of the approach, called Targeting Aging with Metformin, or TAME.

November, 2010

EFSA Says No to Vitamin E Skin and Hair Health Claims

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that evidence supporting the dietary intake of vitamin E as a way of helping to maintain normal skin, hair and nails is not sufficient.

Supply: The Varied Sources of Vitamin E Tocotrienol
From rice bran oil to palm oil, and the newest entrant – annatto.

Omega-3: ALA intakes enough for EPA/DPA levels for non-fish eaters?
The conversion of the plant-based omega-3 ALA to the long-chain EPA and DHA may be increased in vegans and vegetarians who do not eat fish, suggest results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

Roquette partners Solazyme to make microalgae mainstream
Roquette has announced a tie-up with renewable oil and bioproducts firm Solazyme to develop and commercialise microalgae-derived food ingredients from 2011.

Phenolic acids deliver high antioxidant functionality in dough, study
Phenolic acids retain their antioxidant activity after the baking process, said researchers who claim their findings are critical in terms of the development of functional foods.

June 17, 2010

Inhuman Genomes
Every genome on the planet is now up for grabs, including those that do not yet

June 17, 2010
Biology 2.0
A decade after the human-genome project, writes Geoffrey Carr (interviewed
here), biological science is poised on the edge of something wonderful

June 17, 2010
The soul of an ald machine
Genomics is raising a mirror to humanity, producing some surprising

June 17, 2010
Marathon Man
Genomics has not yet delivered the drugs, but it will

May 9, 2010
Girl Frozen in Time May Hold Key to Ageing
American Scientists are keenly studying the DNA of a 17-year-old girl who still have the body and behaviour of a baby.

July 17, 2008
The Secrets of Anti-Aging Genes
A new study asks why so many people stay healthy into old age


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