New insight into aging

Researchers examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the part of the brain that processes auditory information. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to modify its connections and function in response to environmental demands, an important process in learning.
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Dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation during aging

As mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That’s one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age. But, according to a new study, there may be a remedy to delay the inevitable: dietary fiber.
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Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model

Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, visible hair loss in a matter of weeks. When the mitochondrial function is restored by turning off the gene responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction, the mouse returns to smooth skin and thick fur, indistinguishable from a healthy mouse of the same age.
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High vinculin levels help keep aging fruit fly hearts young

A new discovery in how heart muscles maintain their shape in fruit flies sheds light on the crucial relationship between cardiac function, metabolism, and longevity. Researchers have discovered that maintaining high levels of the protein vinculin confers health benefits to fruit flies. Their work shows that fruit flies bred to produce 50 percent more vinculin enjoyed better cardiovascular health and lived a third of their average life span longer.
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Aging like fine wine, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James still shines when it matters most

  1. Aging like fine wine, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James still shines when it matters most
  2. Inside a historic night for LeBron James — and a season-saving win for the Cavs  Yahoo Sports
  3. Cavaliers push Celtics to a Game 7  SB Nation
  4. LeBron James, Cavs Force Game 7 vs. Celtics Despite Kevin Love Injury  Bleacher Report
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