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Are Most Dietary Supplements and Multivitamins a Waste of Money?

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, BREAKING NEWS, SCIENCE NEWS, SLIDER | 0 comments

“The message is simple,” said an editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “Most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they should be avoided.”

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The Science of Aging–DNA Unravels in Old Cells

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, BREAKING NEWS, SCIENCE NEWS, SLIDER | 0 comments

DNA at spindle attachment points, DNA which is usually condensed during cell division, unravels in aging cells. This unravelling also occurs in the cells of people with premature aging disorders such as progeria.

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Bighorn Sheepwatch 5 — Did Human Encroachment on Pusch Ridge Doom Sheep Herds in the 1990s?

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, BIGHORN SHEEPWATCH, BREAKING NEWS, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

Did Bighorn Sheep disappear from Pusch Ridge in the 1990s because of human encroachment? “Yes,” says E. Linwood Smith, a former University of Arizona and Arizona State University faculty member who is currently a senior biologist with WestLand Resources, Inc., and EPG, LLC in Tucson, Ariz.

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Bighorn Sheepwatch 2 — Restoration Project to Continue

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, AZ NEWS, BIGHORN SHEEPWATCH, BREAKING NEWS, SOUTHWEST CORNER | 0 comments

We’re twenty-eight days into the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD’s) project to restore Desert Bighorn Sheep to the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, and twenty-nine Bighorn Sheep still survive. At least no new deaths have been noted.

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When Should We Die?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in 4th HELIX BLOG, BREAKING NEWS, SCIENCE NEWS, SLIDER | 0 comments

Two days before bioethicist, Daniel Callahan, published his opinion piece “On Dying After Your Time” in which he suggests that extending our lifespan might not be in society’s best interest, the DePinho laboratory announced that it had reversed aging in mice by reactivating telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres.

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