Fight Aging! Newsletter, December 18th 2017
In this study, we asked people in an open-ended way about their desire for longer life: Would you like to have more time? What age would you like to become? This was something more specific than asking about a preference for survival without reference to any length of time; about one's plans for the future; or whether people see the future as open or limited, as in studies of future time perspective. Our attempt was to discover whether there were preferred temporal spans with which older adults framed their futures and plans. The two-question series about extra years and desired age ("How old would you like to become?") was designed to generate talk about extended life. Free to answer the questions in their own way, participants could say any number of things about longer life during the interviews. Amid these responses, our analysis capitalized on a pattern that was strongly apparent. When it came to desired longevity, most people did in fact want to live longer, but few supplied a numerical answer that was not also conditional on the maintenance of continued good health. The majority preference was for longer life but "only if." The health stipulation was cited by three-quarters of the 57 cases who desired longer lives. This stance was a prominent pattern, and in the replies to our questions there were certain similarities: the conditional expressions (if, as long as, it depends), the anecdotes about others in poor health, and the reference...
Conclusions Obese women had a nearly 20% lower risk of BV compared with women with normal BMI. Potential mechanisms for this effect, including possible effects of diet, obesity-associated changes in the gut microbiome, and systemic estrogen levels, should be explored.
Peng Wu, Guihao Zhang, Jie Zhao, Jiawei Chen, Yang Chen, Weina Huang, Jialei Zhong, Jiarong Zeng
In this study, two stacked layers of Cu2Se are nanosandwiched with 50 nm thick Yb slab. The films which are prepared by the thermal evaporation technique under vacuum pressure of 10-5 mbar are examined by the X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersion spectroscopy and optical spectrophotometry techniques. The cubic phase of Cu2Se exhibits lattice contraction which results in strained structure and reduction in grain size upon insertion of Yb between two layers of Cu2Se. The nanosandwiching of Yb layer does not influence the optical energy band gap but significantly altered the optical conductivity p...
January saw the union launch a campaign to encourage local government pension funds to divest from carbon – in other words, to pull their hard-earned money out of environment-unfriendly businesses. Some £16bn of local government pension funds is invested in fossil fuels and, with five million members in those schemes, the campaign can make an impact. Later that month, the higher education service group conference met in Chester. “We have to stand up for our members’ rights,” delegates agreed – particularly in the face of Brexit. Just over 10% of all university workers come from elsewher...
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Visceral fat is body fat stored in the abdominal cavity and surrounds vital organs, making a person at increased risk of serious health complications, such as heart disease and diabetes. But some simple lifestyle changes can help you shed the harmful belly fat.
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Chem. Commun., 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8CC08517J, CommunicationDan-Qing Liu, Binglin Tao, H Ruan, Cameron Luke Bentley, P. R. Unwin A scanning electrochemical droplet cell technique has been employed to screen the intrinsic electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) activity of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets supported on different metal substrates... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Analyst, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8AN02182A, PaperDan Guo, Zhen-Fei Gan, Lei Jiang, Mao-Feng Cao, Patrice Tano Fato, Mahmoud Elsayed Hafez, Da-Wei Li Leucine aminopeptidase (LAP), an important proteolytic enzyme, is closely associated with diverse physiological and pathological disorders such as liver injury and cancers. Hence, it is imperative to develop an effective... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition among the population in the UK, but left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications. The best way to prevent the condition is by eating a healthy, balanced diet and avoiding certain foods and drink - one drink in particular is strongly advised against by experts.
Lisa J. Martin, Qingying Meng, Montgomery Blencowe, Sandrine Lagarrigue, Sheila Xiao, Calvin Pan, Julian Wier, William C. Temple, Sherin U. Devaskar, Aldons J. Lusis, Xia Yang
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