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Sexual Satisfaction Linked To Successful Aging

Sexual Satisfaction Linked To Successful Aging

Though aging was associated with an expected decline in physical health and sexual frequency, overall sexual satisfaction did not decline with age.

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Meditation May Enhance the Strength of Neural Networks

Meditation May Enhance the Strength of Neural Networks

Meditation is associated with stronger connections between brain regions.

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Exercise May Protect Against Stress-Related Cellular Aging

Exercise May Protect Against Stress-Related Cellular Aging

New research by Nobel Prize winning UCSF researcher, Elizabeth Blackburn, provides a possible mechanism by which exercise protects against stress-related chromosome aging.

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D'OH! DHA Supplements Don't Reduce Alzheimer's Risks

D'OH! DHA Supplements Don't Reduce Alzheimer's Risks

Another promising dietary supplement fails to deliver protection against a target disease, this time Alzheimer's.

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Reporter's Notes: The Graying of HIV

Reporter's Notes: The Graying of HIV

Some 30 researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology have come together to investigate why HIV-positive patients, who are now living longer lives thanks to anti-retroviral drugs, seem to be aging faster than their uninfected peers.

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Reporter's Notes: Beyond Alzheimer's

Reporter's Notes: Beyond Alzheimer's

This is the second of two stories born out of an afternoon at UCSF's Memory and Aging Center, where a team of scientists, led by Dr. Bruce Miller, is trying to tease out the differences between as many as 200 dementias that affect aging brains.

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Eat Less, Live Longer?

Eat Less, Live Longer?

Have we found the fountain of youth? Scientists are discovering ways to make animals live dramatically longer through calorie restriction — a diet that requires eating at least 30 percent fewer calories than normal. QUEST investigates why we age and what the societal costs are for living well beyond 100.

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