Anti-Aging Supplements III: Berries and Wine for Healthy Aging

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Some anti-aging supplements include compounds, like nicotinamide riboside, that increase nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD: oxidized NAD+  and reduced NADH) and stilbenoid compounds, like resveratrol or pterostilbene, that are anti-oxidants and regulators of protein function. The findings that resveratrol inhibited human platelet aggregation and prevented cancer cell proliferation in culture and cancer in mice created excitement … Read moreAnti-Aging Supplements III: Berries and Wine for Healthy Aging

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Anti-Aging Supplements: The Basis for Basis

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Vitamins and nutrients in foods are key to maintaining a healthy life. Research in many areas has converged on the idea that altered metabolism is a key factor in aging and aging-associated diseases. Consequently, there is great interest in identifying molecules in food that can support a youthful, healthy metabolism and thus reduce aging-associated disease … Read moreAnti-Aging Supplements: The Basis for Basis

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Zapping Chronic Pain with Red Light

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Neuropathic pain can be caused by an excessive nerve response to non-harmful (innocuous) touch.  Dhandapani and colleagues combined a molecule that binds to the neurons and a light-activated phototoxic chemical to create a treatment that uses light (specifically near infrared light) to alleviate neuropathic pain in a mouse model. To develop this treatment, the authors … Read moreZapping Chronic Pain with Red Light

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