Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 14th 2018

This study found that professional chess players had shorter lifespans than those players who had careers outside of chess and argued that this might be due to the mental strain of international chess competition. In the present study, we focused on survival of International Chess Grandmasters (GMs) which represent players, of whom most are professional, at the highest level. In 2010, the overall life expectancy of GMs at the age of 30 years was 53.6 years, which is significantly greater than the overall weighted mean life expectancy of 45.9 years for the general population. In all three regions examined, mean life expectancy of the GMs was longer than that of the matched general population, with gaps between them ranging from 1 to 14 years depending on age. Across the combined sample from 28 countries, the survival advantage over the general population significantly increased over time. While intelligence may be a potential confounding factor given its positive effect on longevity, evidence of the link between IQ and chess ability is inconclusive. Several studies have failed to find a superiority of expert chess players in a variety of intellectual dimensions. A more likely channel is that to attain the Grandmaster title an individual may be encouraged to make necessary health improvements to improve one's cognitive performance. Although there has been some concern that chess training promotes a sedentary lifestyle that may reduce participation of the chess pl...
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Authors: Fournier E Abstract Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is too common a condition not to daily interact with the practitioner, if only because of its entanglement to other pathologies, causal or chance association. The typical symptomatology, with hand paresthesia and morning pain upon waking, is related to a median nerve injury in the confined space of the carpal tunnel, more often by local inflammation and tenosynovitis of the finger flexors (repetitive activity of the hands). SCC may be secondary to situations (pregnancy) or conditions (edema, hypothyroidism…), which exaggerate the ordinary pathophysiol...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
This study have demonstrated that chitosan is able to inhibit the growth in vitro and in vivo of two Penicillium species, which were isolated from decay oranges fruit and identified as Penicillium citrinum and Penicillium mallochii, using molecular methods. This is the first report of P. mallochii acting as an orange phytopathogen. The commercial chitosan with higher molecular weight demonstrated a reduction in the disease incidence of 50-70% for the inoculum P. citrinum and of 40% for the inoculum P. mallochii for the in vivo experiments. The data obtained opens interesting alternative options to synthetic fungicide to pr...
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 188Author(s): Didem Cetin, Meltem Okan, Erhan Bat, Haluk KulahAbstractDetection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from the bloodstream holds great importance to diagnose cancer at early stages. However, CTCs being extremely rare in blood makes them difficult to reach. In this paper, we introduced different surface modification techniques for the enrichment and detection of MCF-7 in microfluidic biosensor applications using gold surface and EpCAM antibody. Mainly, two different mechanisms were employed to immobilize the antibodies; covalent b...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: The Journal of Supercritical FluidsAuthor(s): P. Casademont, J. Sánchez-Oneto, A.P.J. Scandelai, L. Cardozo-Filho, J.R. PortelaAbstractThe Supercritical Water Gasification (SCWG) of black liquor (BL) to obtain hydrogen and dispose of organic waste simultaneously has been studied in a continuous reactor employing short residence times. The experiments were conducted at 600–700 °C, with times between 24.5–29.1 s, at 23 MPa and feedstock was diluted to different concentration levels (0.81–2.43 wt.%). Furthermore,...
Source: The Journal of Supercritical Fluids - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Journal of Solid State ChemistryAuthor(s): Meera Keskar, S.K. Sali, Geeta P. Shelke, Muhammed Shafeeq, S. KannanAbstractSynthesis, X-ray, chemical analysis and thermal properties of Nd doped (U, Th)O2 mixed oxides of the formula [(U0.3Th0.7)1-yNdy]O2+x; (Where y = 0–0.4) are reported in this work. The Nd doped mixed (U, Th)O2 oxides were synthesized using gel combustion method followed by heating the precursors at 1673 K in reduced atmosphere. Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD) patterns of the mixed oxides showed retention of a single FCC phase up to 40 mo...
Source: Journal of Solid State Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: ChemistryAuthor(s): Aylin Uslu, Elif Özcan, Süreyya Oğuz Tümay, Hasan Hüseyin Kazan, Serkan YeşilotABSTRACTA general synthetic strategy is developed to synthesize water soluble receptors by employing tripodal system based on a cyclotriphosphaze platform. The developed model is successfully synthesized and characterized by using elemental analysis, FT-IR, MALDI-TOF, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and 31P NMR techniques. The fluorescence sensing performance of prepared water soluble tripodal systems were evaluated b...
Source: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
In this study, the conversion of commercial palm oil over supported Pt and Ni2P catalysts is investigated. Activity tests conducted at 380 °C and 400 °C indicate that 10 wt.% Ni2P/SiO2 and 1 wt.% Pt/Al2O3 are more active and stable among the tested catalysts. An additional test at 360 °C revealed the superior hydroprocessing activity of the former catalyst. The major contributors to the activity variation of 1 wt.% Pt/Al2O3 are Pt sintering and a carbon deposit, resulting in a decrease in the Pt sites favoring decarbonylation and decarboxylation pathways. In contrast, the catalytic performance of...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 25 March 2020Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 83Author(s): Xuan Thang Cao, Maheshkumar Prakash Patil, Quoc Thang Phan, Cuong M.Q. Le, Byung-Hyun Ahn, Gun-Do Kim, Kwon Taek LimAbstractThis paper reports a green and direct functionalization of poly(ethylene glycol)-graft-[furfuryl-graft-(poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride))] (PEG-PSMF) on the surface of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in aqueous media through Diels-Alder (DA) click reaction. Firstly, novel PEG grafted, furfuryl functionalized copolymers were prepared by RAFT polymerization followed by ring opening react...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 25 March 2020Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 83Author(s): Pooria Rahmani, Akbar Shojaei, Nahid Pirhady TavandashtiAbstractIn the present study, thermally oxidized nanodiamond (OND) was first modified non-covalently with dodecylamine (DDA) as corrosion inhibitor. In this respect, reactive primary amine of DDA molecule with high isoelectric point (IEP) could interact easily with negative charge carboxylic acid groups of OND. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) proved that OND nanoparticle was successfully functionalized by DDA u...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
In this study, CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO) modified polyethersulfone (PES) HF membranes were prepared via dry-wet phase inversion by adding different concentration of CCTO particles (0–4 wt.%) in the dope solution. The synthesized PES/CCTO composites were characterized by viscosity measurement, scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, contact angle, pore size, and pore size distribution. The flux and the photocatalytic activity of CCTO entrapped PES membranes were subsequently evaluated by crossflow ultrafiltration and the photodegradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) under UV irradiation, respectively. The pure water ...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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