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Alzheimer's Study: How Smart Were You When You Were 20?

Damage has already occurred in the Alzheimer's patient's brain before signs like memory loss or confusion are observed.  But there are some persons whose brains are diseased by dementia that never show signs of memory impairment....

New Techique Identifies Nano Changes In Normal Cells Before Cancers Develop

A study by biomedical researchers at Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science has verified that normal cells exhibit changes in their nanostructures long before cancers occur in the body, and they have developed a technique to identify these changes.  Will these discoveries lead to accessible pre-cancer screening tests?

Caffeine Reverses Alzheimer's Disease In Mice

Quick! Buy up as many pounds of coffee and caffeinated tea as you can. Once caffeine is found to provide better results for Alzheimer's patients than the existing Alzheimer's prescription drugs, caffeine is sure to become illegal. Either that or big pharma will buy out Starbucks and the other popular coffee houses...

Locust Experiments May Lead To New Treatments For Strokes, Migraines, & Epilepsy

Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have discovered a link betwen locust comas and human strokes, migraines and epilepsy. This is not only an interesting scientific finding, but it may lead to new drugs to prevent or alleviate the occurances of brain disturbances in humans.

Researchers Discover Fountain Of Youth In Bats

I know the title seems like it's right out of one of those hokey ads from a vitamin company, but what I'm about to share are the results of a real scientific finding by a group of researchers in San Antonio, Texas -- reported in the July issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. (FASEB Journal).

British Surgeon Uses Laser Therapy To Treat Breast Cancer

The cancer surgeon that pioneered "keyhole mastectomy" in Britain, is now the pioneer of another new breast cancer treatment: a form of laser or light therapy, known as photodynamic therapy (PDT).

The 6 Best Ways To Get The Spring Back OR Into Your Step

If you've lost your spring or even if you just want more, Wavespring™ has developed a spring-loaded shoe technology to propel you right off the ground into the air!

Sit Down, Suck It In, Improve Back Pain On The Gaiam BalanceBall® Chair

I did try to use one of these big balls as a chair at one time, but every time I got up from my desk, the darn thing rolled away. Once it even rolled away while I was sitting down on it, and I hit the floor so hard I thought my butt was broken....

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Even Corn Flakes Can Be Killers

This bowl of corn flakes looks innocent enough.  I remember when corn flakes and milk was considered one of the healthiest meals you could eat.  But in a groundbreaking study just released by Tel Aviv University, researchers actually observed the damage a diet of corn flakes, or other high carbohydrate foods, does to the heart.

Indian Curry Breaks Up Dementia Plaques In Mice

Don't throw away your curry jar; it just may keep you from developing Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia.  People from India and other cultures in the east where turmeric grows have a very low incidence of Alzheimer's, an observation which led to some recent mice experiments at Duke University.

Magnetic Nanoparticles Used To Draw Cancer Cells Together

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have completed a fascinating study using magnetic nanoparticles to gather metastasized cancer cells to a central location, thereby curbing metastatic spread of the disease.

Good News And Bad News About Humans VS Chimps

There is great genetic similarity in humans and chimpanzees, but there are notable differences between them that are observable; particularly increased brain size and cognitive abilities in humans.  Could these factors possibly have anything to do with an increased incidence of cancer in humans?  Far-fetched, perhaps, but the researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wanted to find out.

A Memory Improvement Program Gets Big-Time Test... And Passes!

With so many marketing "specialists" trying to get at our supposed savings, all advertising directed to the boomer is straining my credulity.  But there's a memory fitness program that's been independently studied and been shown to roll back memory ability by an average of 10 years and improve mental processing by 131 percent in subjects over the age of 65!  I hype you not!

Revisit Old Memories With The Digital Slide & Negative Converter

No one looks at slides from a slide projector anymore.  If photos aren't digitized and we can't see them on our computers, they might as well not exist.  But the old pictures, the ones taken when we were young and our parents and grandparents were younger, when slides were the medium for our memories... How can we just toss them out?

Laughs Will and Testament: Japan's New Manga Will Kits

Estate planning goes from exhausting to exciting as Kokuyo's manga style will kit explains tough legal issues in classic comic book style.

For Seniors Who Missed The Boat: The GO Computer

If you know a senior who thought they could get along fine without a computer 10 years ago, but who now wishes he had learned how to use one 10 years ago... It's not too late. In fact, the Designed for Seniors Go Computer is easier to use than computers designed 20 years ago!

Early Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's Possible With Synchrotron Light

Why, you might wonder, can't doctors just take an MRI or CT scan of our brains and tell us whether we are at risk for Alzheimer's disease or not.  One simple answer is that the Aβ plaques that form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients are so small in the early stages of the disease that they can't be seen by current diagnostic methods.  But that may soon change with new x-ray techniques....

Nanotechnology Can Cure You If It Doesn't Kill You First

In 2006, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars published a warning and a challenge to the scientific community about its responsible use and handling of nanomaterials, as they were known to cause damage to the lungs.  Now, research conducted at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, has unveiled how the damage occurs and a possible means of control.

Bioengineering Student Discovers Key To Early Cancer Diagnosis

Cancers that are detected early have the best chance of being cured but, until now, there were no methods of detecting cancer at its earliest stages.  Raj Krishnan, a PhD student in bioengineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), has created a technology for the early diagnosis of cancer, giving new hope and possibility to cures that have eluded cancer victims for years because their diagnoses were too late.

Top 5 Coolest Senior-Friendly Businesses Around For Father’s Day

With Father's Day approaching, we're all searching for the perfect gift to let dad know just how much we appreciate him. But for those of us who are still fortunate enough to have grandfather's in our lives, Father's Day provides the opportunity to honor grandparents too. So in honor of grandfathers, inspired by my own Grandad's approaching 90th birthday, here are the top senior friendly businesses that can help you show your grandfather just how much you love him this Father's Day.