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Strong convictions can blind us to information that challenges them
When people are highly confident in a decision, they take in information that confirms their decision, but fail to process information which contradicts it, finds a UCL brain imaging study, published in Nature Communications. (2020-05-27)
Subcellular chatter regulates longevity
As people get older, they often feel less energetic, mobile or active. (2020-05-19)
Early detection of Alzheimer's disease with dynamic MRI measurement of glucose in brain
Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, is not easy for its overlapping signs with normal ageing. (2020-05-13)
Living in a rural environment enhances mental well-being among the elderly
The mental well-being of the elderly refers to how they perceive their everyday existence, i.e., if their outlook is positive or negative, which, in turn, makes their life pleasant or unpleasant. (2020-05-06)
Real-time observation of enzymatic processes on DNA
DNA strand breaks can contribute to the development of cancer and the ageing process. (2020-05-01)
Technological progress peaked in 2018
New calculations by HSE University researchers show that technological growth passed its peak in the early 21st century and will soon obtain new acceleration, although it will be followed by a new slowdown in the second half of the century. (2020-04-22)
Some worms programmed to die early for sake of colony
Some worms are genetically predisposed to die before reaching old age, which appears to benefit the colony by reducing food demand, finds a new UCL-led study published in Aging Cell. (2020-04-16)
'Frailty' from age 40 -- what to look out for
With all eyes on avoiding major illness this year, health researchers are urging people as young as 40 to build physical and mental health to reduce or even avoid 'frailty' and higher mortality risk. (2020-04-15)
Lifestyle changes could delay memory problems in old age, depending on our genes
Researchers from King's College London have shown that how we respond to changes in nutrients at a molecular level plays an important role in the aging process, and this is directed by some key genetic mechanisms. (2020-04-02)
How to slow down ageing?
Healthy ageing has become one of the priorities of research in Europe. (2020-03-19)
Newly confirmed biochemical mechanism in cells is key component of the anti-ageing program
Scientists from Russia, Germany and Switzerland now confirmed a mechanism in mouse, bat and naked mole rat cells -- a 'mild depolarization' of the inner mitochondrial membrane -- that is linked to ageing: Mild depolarization regulates the creation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mROS) in cells and is therefore a mechanism of the anti-ageing program. (2020-03-11)
How heartbreak and hardship shape growing old
From being raised by an emotionally cold mother to experiencing violence, war and bereavement, difficult life events have a profound effect on our physical and mental wellbeing in later life -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (2020-03-10)
Experts discover toolkit to repair DNA breaks linked to aging, cancer and MND
A new 'toolkit' to repair damaged DNA that can lead to aging, cancer and motor neurone disease (MND) has been discovered by scientists at the universities of Sheffield and Oxford. (2020-03-09)
Low blood pressure linked to high mortality in older adults
A large-scale study led by the University of Exeter analyzed 415,980 electronic medical records of older adults in England. (2020-03-06)
The CNIO discovers that rapamycin has harmful effects when telomeres are short
The CNIO shows that an anti-aging strategy that extends life in normal mice, the treatment with rapamycin, is harmful when mice have short telomeres. (2020-03-03)
Mid-life weight gain linked to faster decline in lung capacity in older age
Mid-life weight gain is linked to an acceleration in the natural decline in lung capacity that comes with ageing, reveals a 20-year study published online in the journal Thorax. (2020-02-25)
Age at menopause not linked to conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors
The age at which a woman's periods stop, and the menopause starts, doesn't seem to be linked to the development of the risk factors typically associated with cardiovascular disease, suggests research published online in the journal Heart. (2020-02-25)
Simple blood test could help reduce heart disease deaths
Scientists at Newcastle University have revealed how a simple blood test could be used to help identify cardiovascular ageing and the risk of heart disease. (2020-02-24)
New research challenges theory explaining the effects of diet on lifespan
New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that switching to a rich diet after eating a restricted diet can decrease life expectancy and have negative effects on health. (2020-02-21)
Help with medication reduces hospital admissions in older patients -- study
People aged 65 years and over are less likely to be readmitted to hospital if they are given help with their medication for three months after discharge, new research from the University of Bradford has found. (2020-02-19)
Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to 'healthy ageing' in older people
Eating a Mediterranean diet for a year boosts the types of gut bacteria linked to 'healthy' ageing, while reducing those associated with harmful inflammation in older people, indicates a five-country study, published online in the journal Gut. (2020-02-17)
Memory games: Eating well to remember
A healthy diet is essential to living well, but should we change what we eat as we age? (2020-02-17)
Research reverses the reproductive clock in mice
Researchers have lifted fertility rates in older female mice with small doses of a metabolic compound that reverses the ageing process in eggs, offering hope for some women struggling to conceive. (2020-02-12)
How the brain's immune system could be harnessed to improve memory
Inflammation can send the brain's immune cells into damaging hyperdrive, an effect that has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases that affect memory, like dementia. (2020-02-11)
Simple blood test could help predict progression of Parkinson's disease
In order to provide the best medical care for newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, a method of predicting their cognitive and motor progression, beyond using purely clinical parameters, would have major implications for their management. (2020-02-11)
End-of life-care needs will nearly double over the next 30 years, highlighting urgent need for funding
New research at Trinity College Dublin highlights that end-of-life care needs will nearly double over the next 30 years, highlighting urgent need for funding and workforce. (2020-02-06)
Does abdominal fat affect the cognitive function of older adults with diabetes?
Higher levels of abdominal fat were linked with reduced cognitive function in a Clinical Obesity study of older Asians with type 2 diabetes -- even in individuals with normal weight. (2020-02-05)
The benefits of physical activity for older adults
New findings published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports reveal how physically active older adults benefit from reduced risks of early death, breast and prostate cancer, fractures, recurrent falls, functional limitations, cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and depression. (2020-02-05)
Cancer mutations occur decades before diagnosis
A large-scale pan-cancer analysis of the evolutionary history of tumours reveals that cancer-causing mutations occur decades before diagnosis. (2020-02-05)
New membranes for cellular recycling
Cells produce the shell of the autophagosomes on the spot. (2020-02-02)
Researchers uncover the genomics of health
A DNA database of thousands of healthy older Australians is set to change how we determine which genes underpin disease. (2020-01-23)
New light shed on damaging impact of infrared and visible rays on skin
New research reveals for the first time that UV combined with visible and infrared light cause damage to the skin and we need to protect our skin against all three to prevent aging. (2020-01-23)
Study uses eye movement test to confirm brain ageing effects
A new study, published in PeerJ, shows how University of Liverpool researchers have used a newly developed eye movement test to improve the understanding of how parts of the brain work. (2020-01-16)
Older ethnic minority adults have fewer close friends
Older adults from ethnic minority groups report having fewer close friends and fewer friends who live locally than older white people, according a new UCL study. (2020-01-16)
Rejuvenating the brain
The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. (2020-01-09)
New frailty index may help determine adverse outcomes in older patients after hospital discharge
A new frailty index shows promise in determining how acute illness affects functional ability in older patients admitted to hospital, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) co-led by researchers from Dalhousie University, Canada, and University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. (2020-01-06)
Elderly people should aim to keep up step count this winter
New research from the University of Liverpool, presented at The Physiological Society's early career conference Future Physiology 2019 shows that after just two weeks of reduced physical activity (around 1,500 steps per day), older adults lose significant amounts of muscle which coincides with substantial gains in body fat percentage, especially around the waist. (2019-12-11)
Have your health and eat meat too
Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there's no doubt that Aussies love their meat. (2019-12-09)
Identification of a key protein linked to ageing
Ageing is a dramatic public health issue in the face of the current demographic changes: the proportion of 60 and over in the world's population will almost double by 2050. (2019-12-09)
Domestic abuse survivors twice at risk of long-term illnesses
Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk of developing long-term illnesses that cause widespread bodily pain and extreme tiredness, shows a study by the universities of Birmingham and Warwick. (2019-12-05)
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