Monthly Archives: Jan 2017

Wellness

Boost your mood by regulating your neuro-transmitters

Dopamine and Serotonin – the mood regulators

Brain pathways for mood regulation

Pathways for mood regulation

 

This is why you feel low in energy, depressed, unmotivated, or tired but wired and never happy with what you achieve.

The levels and the balance of just two neurotransmitters will make a big difference to your feelings, your mood, your emotions and energy levels every single day of your life.

Simply put, neurotransmitters communicate information. Both dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters that regulate certain brain activities, moods and feelings. You can boost your mood by taking actions that positively impact the levels of those two neuro-transmitters by following the suggestions outlined later in this post.

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Science

Anti-aging therapies targeting senescent cells: Facts and fiction

Anti-aging in a pill?

Anti-aging in a pill?

Are we there yet?

Science is moving along rapidly trying to discover the fountain of youth by exploring ever more promising anti-aging therapies. One of the theories about what contributes to aging involves the damage caused by senescent cells (permanently damaged cells that lose their ability to divide and accumulate with age) to surrounding tissue. The next step is to find a compound that removes these damaged cells as well as a strategy to rejuvenate existing tissue.

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Science

Evidence backs transposon theory of aging

This theory of aging involves little things called transposons.

What on earth is a transposon?

According to Wikipedia, a transposon  or transposable element (TE or transposon) is a DNA sequence that can change its position within a genome.

How is it involved in aging?

The so called ‘jumping gene’ can cause havoc by inserting itself elsewhere in the genome, potentially causing life-span reducing chaos.

What are possible interventions?

Restricting calories and gene manipulation have both shown to dramatically increase life span in lab animals. Calorie restriction mimetics such as resveratrol are a potent anti aging tool for this reason.

Read the full article below for more information:

More evidence backs transposon theory of aging

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