25 Again? How Exercise May Fight Aging

Regular exercise throughout adulthood may protect our muscles against age-related loss and damage later, according to an interesting new study of lifelong athletes and their thighs. The study finds that active older men’s muscles resemble, at a cellular level, those of 25-year-olds and weather inflammatory damage much better than the muscles of sedentary older people.…

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In Italy, Art Becomes Reality

PIETRASANTA, Italy — Franco Cervietti carved his first full-size copy of Michelangelo’s “David” when he was 29. He would sculpt the 17-foot-tall masterpiece five more times over 60 years in his family’s Pietrasanta workshop, chiseling it in the same cloud-colored Carrara marble that Michelangelo selected from the quarries of this area, a stone first excavated…

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Craftsmanship Times Three

A pair of glasses. Comfortable loafers. A white shirt. Many of us have smart wardrobe staples for a reason — practical multipurpose pieces that save time and energy when considering what to wear every day. What these pieces never need to be, however, is ordinary. Nor should they come at the sacrifice of individual style.…

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The French Fries Are Doing Just Fine

A potato paucity is upon us, and French fry aficionados are worried. Multiple news headlines this week have warned of a “possible French fry shortage” this year after a weaker harvest for many potato farmers in the United States and Canada. But experts say French fry consumers probably shouldn’t worry too much, because producers of…

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More than 2,500 experts gather in Barcelona for the first World Marine Mammal Conference

More than a third part of marine mammal species are threatened in the ocean ecosystems worldwide. Populations of vaquita (Phocoena sinus), the Indo-Pacific finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides), or freshwater dolphins are at risk of extinction. In closer latitudes, the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) and the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) are listed in…

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Brain diseases with molecular diversity

Parkinson’s and multisystem atrophy (MSA) – both of them neurodegenerative diseases – are associated with the accumulation of alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-BPC) have investigated the molecular makeup of these protein deposits finding structural diversity. Experts from…

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Study to investigate surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer’s

INDIANAPOLIS — Facing Alzheimer’s disease in a loved one is challenging under any circumstances but may be even more challenging when the patient is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Regenstrief Institute research scientist and Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member Alexia Torke, M.D., M.S., has received a grant from the National Institutes of…

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