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Scientists ID key protein that links dietary restriction with healthy hearing, aging

Scientists ID key protein that links dietary restriction with healthy hearing, aging

Published: Dec 16th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restricting calories extends life and slows a range of age-related disorders in mice, rats and other organisms. But even after eight decades of research on the subject, scientists are still unclear just how caloric restriction exerts its age-battling influence.

UF scientists find clues to aid injury recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success in seniors

UF scientists find clues to aid injury recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success in seniors

Published: Nov 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have identified a key cellular process involved in age-related damage to the liver — and ways to reverse that damage by manipulating genes or administering certain drugs.

Recommended blood pressure level differs for heart patients with diabetes

Recommended blood pressure level differs for heart patients with diabetes

Published: Jul 6th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The best blood pressure range for patients with diabetes and heart disease appears to be slightly higher than what is recommended for healthy adults, according to a […]

Emotional flatness can be mistaken for depression in Alzheimer’s patients

Emotional flatness can be mistaken for depression in Alzheimer’s patients

Published: Jul 6th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be a painful process, but for the patient, the experience may be a muted one.

Anti-aging supplements may be best taken as mixtures, not too late in life, UF researchers find

Anti-aging supplements may be best taken as mixtures, not too late in life, UF researchers find

Published: May 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Anti-aging supplements made up of mixtures might be better than single compounds at preventing decline in physical function, according to researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging. In addition, it appears that such so-called neutraceuticals should be taken before very old age for benefits such as improvement in physical function.

UF study: Prescribed erectile dysfunction drugs don’t lead to risky sexual behavior

Published: Jan 12th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite studies suggesting that erectile dysfunction drugs promote irresponsible sexual behavior, men who receive prescriptions for them are no more likely to engage in risky sex acts […]