Fight Aging! Newsletter, March 15th 2021

In conclusion, PLG attenuates high calcium/phosphate-induced vascular calcification by upregulating P53/PTEN signaling in VSMCs. Tsimane and Moseten Hunter-Gatherers Exhibit Minimal Levels of Atrial Fibrillation Epidemiological data for the Tsimane and Moseten populations in Bolivia shows that they suffer very little cardiovascular disease in later life, despite a presumably greater lifetime burden of infectious disease (and consequent inflammation) than is the case for people in wealthier regions. The differences in lifestyle are fairly straightforward: a much greater level of physical activity throughout life, and a diet that is high in fiber and low in all of the terrible things, like processed sugars, that people in the wealthier regions of the world tend to consume these days. Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in post-industrialized populations. Older age, hypertension, obesity, chronic inflammation, and diabetes are significant atrial fibrillation risk factors, suggesting that modern urban environments may promote atrial fibrillation. Here we assess atrial fibrillation prevalence and incidence among tropical horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon with high levels of physical activity, a lean diet, and minimal coronary atherosclerosis, but also high infectious disease burden and associated inflammati...
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Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionOur series demonstrated that ESTA provided satisfactory outcomes with excellent benefits of hearing and facial function preservation for patients with petrous bone lesions. ESTA should be considered as a safe and effective therapeutic option for selected patients with PBLs.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
In this study, the authors present an anatomical classification for PBLs that has been used by our group for over the past 26  years. The objective of this study is to investigate the benefits and applicability of this classification.MethodsBetween 1994 and 2019, 117 patients treated for PBLs were retrospectively reviewed. Using the V3 and arcuate eminence as reference points, the petrous bone is segmented into 3 parts: petrous apex, rhomboid, and posterior. The pathological diagnoses, selection of the operative approach, and the extent of resection (EOR) were analyzed and correlated using this classification.ResultsT...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Cancer is a disease that takes place when human cells grow uncontrollably. When detected and cured early, it can be non-life-threatening. ...
Source: Applied Optics - Category: Physics Authors: Source Type: research
Analysis of exhaled breath using an electronic nose (eNose) can aid in the early detection of chronic lung-allograft dysfunction in lung-transplant recipients.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news
When my mobile phone rang at 6:18 a.m., I was taking my son to day care. A breathless voice sputtered in my ear revealing the worst news. In the hours before, my youngest brother at just 20 years old smashed his car going 140 mph. The single-car crash was deemed intentional; it was suicide. Data show someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds. For every death by suicide, 25 others attempt. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), males in construction occupations have the…
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: news
People with macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease at greater riskMillions of people with eye conditions including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease have an increased risk of developing dementia, new research shows.Vision impairment can be one of the first signs of the disease, which is predicted to affect more than 130 million people worldwide by 2050.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Health Dementia Blindness and visual impairment Society Source Type: news
ConclusionModified TRUS-guided 12-core CB using prebiopsy MRI seems to be feasible. It may reduce total biopsy cores in patients who are suitable for CB based on prebiopsy MRI findings.
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionShape-based features of the left liver lobe show potential as non-invasive biomarkers of liver fibrosis and portal hypertension in children with ARPKD.Graphic abstract
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study revealed decreased uptake of Gd-EOB-DTPA into liver parenchyma in the severe or uncontrolled diabetic patients. Further studies to determine the impact of the reduced liver enhancement on clinical diagnostic practice will be needed.Graphic abstract
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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