Monthly Archives: August 2013

Changing the Level of One Gene Increases Mouse Lifespan 20 Percent

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have extended the average lifespan of a group of mice by about 20%, equivalent to raising the average human lifespan from 79 to 95.


A Potential Blood Test for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from Saarland University and Siemens Healthcare report that a new blood test can accurately discriminate between healthy people and patients with Alzheimer’s disease.


Vitamin Supplements: Do You Believe in Magic?

The Atlantic recently published an excerpt from Dr. Paul Offit’s book Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine, which takes a closer look at the vitamin supplement industry and the harm it is inflicting.


Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE: Transforming Personal Health with Sensing

The Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE is a global competition to stimulate the development of a new generation of hardware sensors and software sensing technology that people can use to access, understand and improve their health and well-being.