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Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia

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Drugs that tamp down inflammation in the brain could slow or even reverse the cognitive decline that comes…
Why Many Older Patients with Low Risk Still Want Colorectal Cancer Screenings

December 14, 2018

It’s a simple message, but as screening recommendations for colorectal and other cancers become more complicated, what happens…
Scientists Reverse Aging in Fully Developed Human Cells for the First Time

August 13, 2018

One of the key drivers behind aging – commonly viewed as the progressive decline in bodily function, which…
Higher inflammation in older age is linked to lower bone density

June 20, 2018

Although inflammation can arise from infection or injury, chronic inflammation can occur in older age due to ageing…
Mediterranean diet could help older people fight off frailty

January 14, 2018

Everyone wants to be strong and young as long as possible. However, with old age comes frailty. Are…
Risk for bipolar disorder associated with faster ageing

July 27, 2017

The study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, also shows that bipolar patients treated with lithium – the main medication for the illness…
Scientists show how mutation causes incurable premature aging disease

November 1, 2016

Scientists have demonstrated how a mutation in a specific protein in stem cells causes an incurable premature aging…
Hot and cold of growing old

July 29, 2016

When the first heat wave of summer arrives, a grim tally will start: the number of people who…
An experimental Alzheimer’s drug reverses genetic changes thought to spur the disease

May 4, 2016

Aging takes its toll on the brain, and the cells of the hippocampus—a brain region with circuitry crucial…
Research identifies key genetic link in the biology of aging

December 28, 2015

New research at Oregon State University suggests it may be possible to slow age-related disease with new types…
Efforts to treat age-related macular degeneration with stem cells reach important milestone

September 30, 2015

10 years ago Moorfields Eye Hospital, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL Business PLC and the National Institute…
Everyday activity more beneficial than occasional strenuous exercise for Parkinson’s disease

September 18, 2015

New University of Michigan research finds people with Parkinson’s disease may want to consider attempting to do the…
Keeping older muscles strong

September 8, 2015

As we grow older, we lose strength and muscle mass.  However, the cause of age-related muscle weakness and…
Researchers measure ageing process in young adults

July 8, 2015

A research team from King’s College London and Duke University in the United States has found that the…
Strict Diet Suspends Development, Doubles Lifespan of Worms

June 20, 2014

The centuries-long search for the fountain of youth has yielded only a few promising leads, one of which…
Racing the Clock to Help Young Patients with Old Hearts

May 22, 2014

Children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes premature aging, die in their teens of ailments that are…
Detecting disease earlier

May 20, 2013

Shaky hands, tremors, rigid muscles, slower movements—these are all recognizable symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder affecting…
White matter imaging provides insight into human and chimpanzee aging

May 15, 2013

The instability of “white matter” in humans may contribute to greater cognitive decline during the aging of humans…
Boosting ‘cellular garbage disposal’ can delay the aging process

May 7, 2013

UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson’s disease that can delay the onset of…
Research Suggests Link Between Elevated Blood Sugar, Alzheimer’s Risk

May 7, 2013

About 5 percent of men and women, ages 65 to 74, have Alzheimer’s disease, and it is estimated…
Sarcopenia, Target for Anti-aging Therapies

June 26, 2012

Sarcopenia refers to age-related loss of muscle mass and function. Several age-related changes occur in skeletal muscle including…
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