Molecules in the News

April 18, 2017

Glutathione, a molecule that was previously known only to eliminate harmful waste products of metabolism such as reactive oxygen species and free radicals. A team led by LIH researcher Prof Dirk Brenner, FNR ATTRACT fellow and Head of the Experimental & Molecular Immunology research group at the Department of Infection and Immunity, has discovered that glutathione also stimulates T cells' energy metabolism. .. Read more

April 5, 2017

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep? Read more

April 26, 2017

A study of 7,000 Italian men found that drinking more than three Italian-style coffee drinks a day reduces risk of prostate cancer by 50 percent. Is it the Caffeine?

July 25, 2017

Lutein which is a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers.

April 18, 2017

Spermidine is a compound found in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn and whole grains

"Recent research from Texas A&M hints at the possibilities of spermidine, a compound found in common foods."
April 5, 2017

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep? Read more

April 5, 2017

Anti-Aging takes a huge leap with research on NAD+ precursor

"UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars."

April 5, 2017

High-intensity interval training improved age-related decline in muscle mitochondria

 HIIT (high-intensity aerobic interval) and combined training improved aerobic capacity and skeletal muscle mitochondrial respiration.

March 23, 2017

Regular infusions of a peptide that can selectively seek out and destroy broken-down cells that hamper proper tissue renewal, called senescent cells
December 20, 2016

Capsaicin, an active ingredient of pungent substances such as chilli or pepper was shown to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells...

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July 21, 2015

Increasing the levels of a signaling molecule found in the brain can positively alter response to stress, revealing a potential new therapeutic target for treatment of depression, researchers report.

November 24, 2014

Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now demonstrated that selenium -- naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli -- slows down the immune over-response.. Read more

October 27, 2011

Identification of three fatty acids involved in the extreme growth of Burmese pythons' hearts  following large meals could prove beneficial in treating diseased human hearts... The expanded python heart appears remarkably similar to the larger-than-normal hearts of Olympic-caliber athletes. Read more