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Posts tagged aging

January 13, 2014

 

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How Emotions Mature With Age

Lots of things change as we get older. Our emotions are no exception.

January 2, 2014

 

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Chocolate Brain

Could having a sweet tooth be good for an aging brain?

May 29, 2012

 

HGPS is a childhood disorder caused by mutations in one of the major architectural proteins of the cell nucleus.

What Is Progeria?

Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.

May 1, 2012

 

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Does Nicotine Prevent Memory Loss?

"I'm hearing that nicotine can help prevent memory loss in older adults... is this true?"

April 20, 2012

 

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Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

July 24, 2009

 

Thinking Man

Losing Your Mind…Or Not: Reversible Dementia

In recent years, scientists have seen more and more cases where memory loss isn't just a natural consequence of aging. Sometimes it's caused by other factors.

October 27, 2008

 

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Calm Old Age

Some social scientists found that overall, aging is associated more with positive, passive emotions instead of negative, active emotions.

February 12, 2008

 

Quahog Clam

A Really, Really Old Clam

What's the world's oldest living animal? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 29, 2008

 

Grandparents Sitting and Smiling

The Sunny Side of Aging

Learn about the sunny side of aging, on this Moment of Science.

August 1, 2006

 

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The Problem with Telomeres

Why do we age? Science didn't really start investigating that question until the 1960's.

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