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Nicotinamide in aging mice shows some health improvements, but not increased longevity

The supplement nicotinamide (NAM), a form of vitamin B3 and precursor of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), protected the liver function, glucose metabolism and overall...

Compound 21 improves stroke outcome by reducing lingering inflammation

An experimental compound appears to improve stroke outcome by reducing the destructive inflammation that can continue months after a stroke, scientists report. Rats consuming compound...

Defect in debilitating Charcot-Marie-Tooth reversed in mouse nerves

Scientists have developed a new drug compound that shows promise as a future treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited, often painful neurodegenerative condition that...

Assessing how cannabis affects emotional well-being

In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples’ self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains...

Eating kale may help older adults slow the decline in cognitive skills

But at what cost? Swapping out a salad for French fries is obviously a smart choice for keeping your weight down, but it also seems...

New quantum method develops really random numbers

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method for generating numbers guaranteed to be random by quantum mechanics. Described...

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent...

Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do

Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory...

‘Rip Van Winkle’ plants hide underground for up to 20 years

Scores of plant species are capable of living dormant under the soil for up to 20 years, enabling them to survive through difficult times,...

Glowing silk can kill harmful bacteria

A silk hybrid material attacks bacteria when illuminated by a green light, thanks to a far-red fluorescent protein researchers transferred to its genetic makeup. The...