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UK government uses deceptive language in new bill to legalize genetically engineered 'designer' babies

8/7/2014 - The British government has been accused of misleading its people in refusing to acknowledge that babies born through a new controversial in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique will actually be "genetically modified." Britain's The Telegraph newspaper reported that, in late July, the UK government...

Antioxidant MitoQ rejuvenates aging arteries

5/26/2014 - An antioxidant specifically engineered to seek out the mitochondria within cells may help reverse the aging of arteries, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder and published in The Journal of Physiology. The study was funded by a grant from the National...

Copper toxicity damages mitochondria of brain cells through oxidative, nitrosative stress

2/3/2014 - Scientists have linked copper to the development of numerous brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, prion conditions such as mad cow disease, and Wilson's disease. Although it remains unclear exactly what role copper plays in such brain damage, at least one study suggests that the mineral's...

Aluminum induces neurotoxicity by altering mitochondria of brain cells

1/30/2014 - Aluminum's role in causing neurotoxicity and contributing to a number of degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, has been widely discussed and is supported by a number of studies, though the exact mechanism remains inconclusive. Now, scientists have reached a better understanding of...

Astronaut research points to the anti-aging properties of magnesium

9/10/2013 - For decades, we have had empirical evidence of pathological conditions associated with accelerated aging: from vibroacoustic disorder in train engine drivers to 'burn-out syndrome' and radiation exposure in aviation pilots. Over the past 5 years, however, the space medicine community has elucidated...

Mitochondrial diseases on the rise - Are GMOs, Roundup to blame?

8/23/2013 - The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) estimates that every half hour, a child is born who will develop some type of mitochondrial disease by the time he or she reaches 10 years of age. And based on the symptom profiles typically associated with various mitochondrial diseases, as well as...

Alpha lipoic acid prevents mitochondrial aging and boosts energy levels

8/21/2011 - Mitochondria are the small powerhouse organelles that control the energy output for each of the trillions of cells that function synergistically within the human body. Every cell houses dozens to hundreds of mitochondria, depending on the particular function and energy requirement of the component organ....

Boost mitochondrial function naturally

4/8/2011 - Every cell within our body has unique organelles within it that play a vital role in the overall function and health of the cell. The mitochondria is a unique intracellular structure that produces 95% of the cellular energy and plays a critical role in protecting the cell from oxidative stress. Lifestyle...

Rejuvenate your energy levels with this powerful nutritional agent

2/7/2011 - Nearly 95% of the energy required to fuel our daily activities is provided by the tiny cellular powerhouse structures known as mitochondria. By the time we reach the age of 70, more than half of these critical energy-producing bodies have become damaged or are dysfunctional. Researchers now understand...

Revitalize cellular energy and slow aging with super nutrients PQQ and CoQ10

12/2/2010 - One of the hallmarks of aging is a rapid decline in cellular energy. Energy is produced by a complex of small powerhouses inside each cell known as mitochondria. Mitochondria are particularly vulnerable to the ravages of free radicals and oxidation from normal metabolic activity in our body, and they...

Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha-Lipoic Acid may be Fountain of Youth for the Brain

12/29/2008 - Throughout human history aging people have yearned for a magic elixir to help them turn back the clock and restore youth. It could be that this dream is about to come true. In a recent landmark study, old lab rats taking a mixture of acetyl L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid regained so much of their...

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