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Could young blood hold secrets to longer, healthier life?

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In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together with old…
Living well, living longer with HIV-AIDS

October 1, 2019

A nurse scientist at Case Western Reserve University is further expanding her research on aging-related health challenges increasingly…
Study finds age may hinder cancer development

September 30, 2019

A new study, published in Aging Cell, has found that human ageing processes may hinder cancer development. Ageing is…
Multi-institutional team to study effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics

September 19, 2019

Traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have become common in athletes who suffer repeated blows to…
Intensive blood pressure control may slow age-related brain damage

August 14, 2019

In a nationwide study, researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of hundreds of participants…
Excessive Napping Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Men

June 20, 2019

Excessive napping may be an early warning sign of age-related cognitive decline in older men, according to a…
Brain games? Yoga? What slows mild cognitive impairment?

May 29, 2019

As we age, many of us experience minor changes to memory, language and decision-making. These changes may represent mild…
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The Brain Grows New Nerve Cells in People up to 87 Years of Age

March 26, 2019

In a paper recently published in the journal Nature Medicine, a group of researchers from Spain detail their…
‘Selfish’ genetics amplify inflammation, age-related diseases

March 21, 2019

Aging affects every living organism, but the molecular processes that contribute to aging remain a subject of debate.…
Skin Repair Eliminates ‘Inflamm-Aging’ Linked to Chronic Disease

March 18, 2019

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and scientists at UC San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Administration (VA)…
Pain, fatigue, poor sleep: common symptom triad at age 65+

February 21, 2019

In older people, symptoms of pain, depression and fatigue are commonplace. But how common? Researchers examined the prevalence…
Database funded to help researchers understand the effect of bipolar disorder throughout adult life span

February 21, 2019

Not much is known about how bipolar disorder (BD) affects people throughout their lives. Do women and men…
Study identifies a new way by which the human brain marks time

January 18, 2019

With a little help from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” University of California, Irvine neurobiologists have uncovered a key…
The ‘Graying’ of T Cells

December 18, 2018

Scientists pinpoint metabolic pathway behind age-related immunity loss. The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit…
Modeling the most common form of vision loss in older adults

November 23, 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects roughly 200,000 individuals in the United States each year. In most, it comes…
Longer telomeres protect against diseases of aging: A tale of mice and men

March 28, 2017

Telomere length may explain differences in severity of genetic heart disease in humans Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes…
Unraveling the functional diversity of longevity gene SIRT1

March 28, 2017

Two alternate forms of SIRT1 leads to the discovery of how molecular specificity is encoded While the search…
New gene discovered associated with Tau, a common form of brain pathology

March 26, 2017

Tau pathology may be more closely connected to loss of brain function with advancing age Investigators at Rush…
New study shows circular RNA can encode for proteins

March 25, 2017

Research shows that circular RNAs, until now considered non-coding, can encode for proteins A group of scientists in…
Peptide targeting senescent cells restores stamina, fur, and kidney function in old mice

March 23, 2017

Regular infusions of a peptide that can selectively seek out and destroy broken-down cells that hamper proper tissue…
From skin to brain: Stem cells without genetic modification

March 15, 2017

UB study yields neural crest cells from adult skin cells, and could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s…
Study identifies molecular clues for age-related intestinal issues

March 14, 2017

Scientists suggest possible way to rejuvenate older bowels Intestinal stem cells rejuvenate daily so bowels will stay healthy…
‘Jumping genes’ may set the stage for brain cell death in Alzheimer’s, other diseases

March 12, 2017

Mechanism might explain initial stages of neurodegenerative disease The latest round of failed drug trials for Alzheimer’s has…
Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

March 8, 2017

New analysis reveals 24 compounds that can help reduce impact of harmful proteins in the brain A study…
When less is essential to keep the brain going

March 8, 2017

Like the junctions in an electronic circuit between two semiconductors in an integrated computer chip, synapses in the…
Researchers discover link between aging, devastating lung disease

February 23, 2017

A Mayo Clinic study has shown evidence linking the biology of aging with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease…
How blood can be rejuvenated

February 23, 2017

When we are young, our blood stem cells produce an even and well-balanced number of red and white…
Resveratrol may be an effective intervention for lung aging

February 22, 2017

In a study led by Barbara Driscoll, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,…
The smallest Cas9 genetic scissors (so far)

February 22, 2017

IBS scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date and show that it can…
Discovery of genetic ‘switch’ could help to prevent symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

February 17, 2017

MRC researchers at the University of Leicester have shed light on critical gene network involved in neurological disease…
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