What can beetles tell us about slowing aging? Answers are in the mitochondria

Mitochondrial genes influence life expectancy in beetles, a new study reports. Genetic research into aging and longevity revolves mainly around the nuclear genome, which encodes most of our multicellular bodies, but a new Monash University study performed on beetles suggests shifting focus to the mitochondrial genome.   The mitochondria—kidney-shaped organelles often referred to as theContinue reading “What can beetles tell us about slowing aging? Answers are in the mitochondria”

Resveratrol-Rich Plant Extract Stifles Inflammation in Humans

Resveratrol’s antioxidant and anti-inflammation actions shown previously only in vitro and in laboratory animals have now been observed in a small human study. State University of Buffalo New York and Kaleida Health researchers found that supplementation with a plant extract containing resveratrol suppressed generation of free radicals called reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reduced expressionContinue reading “Resveratrol-Rich Plant Extract Stifles Inflammation in Humans”