Thanks to Silvestre Alavez, a staff scientist in the Lithgow Lab at the Buck Institute for the Research on Aging in Novato, California, we may be able to slow down the progression of disease processes, particularly Alzheimer's disease, and extend human life span. And the substance that could do it has been right under Alzheimer's diagnostic microscopes all along.
Horse owners have the responsibility for keeping their horses safe and in good, healthy condition all their lives by practicing what's called good horse husbandry. Sometimes, though, horses would rather not be involved in this process, and that can make them jittery, to put it mildly. But a new sedating gel, to be used only for standing procedures, is now available, enabling both owner and horse to achieve what's really best for the horse.