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Most 50+ adults say they've experienced ageism; most still hold positive aging attitudes
Everyday ageism is common in the lives of Americans over 50, a new poll finds, with more than 80% saying they often experience at least one form of ageism in their day-to-day lives. (2020-07-13)
Plant-based diets promote healthful aging, according to new editorial
Adopting a plant-based diet can help promote healthful aging and mitigate the global burden of disease, according to an editorial published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. (2020-07-13)
Researchers work to better measure delirium severity in older patients
In a study published in Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorder, researchers reported on their effort to improve and validate tools used to assess the severity of a condition called delirium, an acute confusional state often experienced by older hospitalized patients. (2020-07-08)
When is someone old?
Populations around the world are living longer lives than was the norm just a few decades ago, presenting governments with significant challenges in terms of caring for their growing elderly populations. (2020-07-08)
GSA publishes articles on COVID-19 and aging; plus Spanish translations of infographics
The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19, and all are free to access. (2020-07-08)
Medicare's race, ethnic data often undercounts minority populations, study finds
The information critical to a nationwide priority of reducing health care disparities among minorities is incomplete and inaccurate, according to a new Rutgers study. (2020-07-07)
Age-related impairments reversed in animal model
Frailty and immune decline are two main features of old age. (2020-07-06)
A scientific measure of dog years
How old is your tail-wagging bundle of joy in human years? (2020-07-02)
New study confirms high prevalence of depression during the menopause transition
Depression has been shown to be prevalent during menopause, affecting as many as 70% of women transitioning into menopause. (2020-07-01)
New study finds that menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome
Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. (2020-07-01)
Planning for a growing elderly population
The fact that people are living longer lives represents one of the crowning achievements of the last century, but also requires careful planning on the part of governments. (2020-06-26)
It's not just Alzheimer's disease: Sanders-Brown research highlights form of dementia
The long-running study on aging and brain health at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Center has once again resulted in important new findings -- highlighting a complex and under-recognized form of dementia. (2020-06-26)
America's political future will be shaped by aging, journal indicates
The latest issue of the journal Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR) from The Gerontological Society of America shows how aging is reshaping politics today in unprecedented ways, and how it will continue to do so for years to come. (2020-06-25)
Scientists devise new 'bar code' method to identify critical cell types in the brain
A discovery by researchers at Brown's Center for Translational Neuroscience could pave the way for future studies aimed at developing solutions to ALS and other vexing neuromuscular diseases. (2020-06-25)
The rate we acquire genetic mutations could help predict lifespan, fertility
Differences in the rate that genetic mutations accumulate in healthy young adults could help predict remaining lifespan in both sexes and the remaining years of fertility in women, according to University of Utah Health scientists. (2020-06-19)
Diluting blood plasma rejuvenates tissue, reverses aging in mice
A new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers reveals that replacing half of the blood plasma with a mixture of saline and albumin reverses signs of aging and rejuvenates muscle, brain and liver tissue in old mice. (2020-06-15)
Can your gut microbes tell you how old you really are?
Harvard longevity researchers in collaboration with Insilico Medicine develop the first AI-powered microbiomic aging clock (2020-06-11)
Different hormone therapies affect brain function differently
Sex hormones influence the structure and function of the brain, but little is known about the effect of hormone therapies (HT) on changes in the brain during menopause. (2020-06-10)
Nutraceuticals for promoting longevity
The review, published in Current Nutraceuticals, offers a special focus on the nutraceuticals that impact insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor signaling and sirtuin activity in mediating longevity and healthspan. (2020-06-10)
Link between liver and heart disease could lead to new therapeutics
A newly published study of flies found that protecting liver function also preserves heart health. (2020-06-10)
Study suggests Baboon model could aide in Alzheimer's disease interventions
Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute's (Texas Biomed) Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) recently published findings indicating the baboon could prove to be a relevant model to test therapeutics and interventions for neurodegenerative diseases, such as early stage Alzheimer's and related dementias. (2020-06-10)
To understand COVID-19, researchers review aging, immune response to viral infections
As clinicians learn about a new disease in real-time, researchers are also investigating what lessons from other respiratory infections could apply to COVID-19. (2020-06-09)
Eye scanner detects molecular aging in humans
People often say that eyes are windows to the soul. (2020-06-09)
Early-life education improves memory in old age -- Especially for women
Education appears to protect older adults, especially women, against memory loss, according to a study by investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center, published in the journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition (2020-06-05)
Eat less and live a long healthy life? Study shows 'not in all cases'
The assumption that dietary restriction (and drugs that mimic its effects) will extend both lifespan and healthspan jointly has come under question, based on research involving 160 genetically distinct strains of fruit fly. (2020-06-04)
GSA publishes articles on COVID-19 and aging; plus infographics on agesim and immunity
The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are now publishing scientific articles on COVID-19, and all are free to access. (2020-06-04)
Why some older adults remember better than others
This work marks the beginning of an effort to better understand memory and memory loss in older adults using advanced imaging and data analysis techniques. (2020-06-03)
Study seeks to optimize comfort for patients removed from ventilators at end of life
A paper recently published online in the journal Chest reports on a study of the palliative ventilator withdrawal (PVW) procedure performed in intensive care units (ICU) at end of life. (2020-06-01)
Dairy consumption ineffective in preventing age-related bone loss or fractures
Dairy products provide more bone-beneficial nutrients than any other food group. (2020-05-27)
Study reports nursing home hip fracture rates stay persistently high
A recent study of hip fracture rates in nursing homes in the U.S. reports a slight rise in the rate of hip fractures among long-stay residents in recent years. (2020-05-27)
New therapy for triple negative breast cancer
Researchers at the Principe Felipe Research Center (CIPF), the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), CIBER-BBN and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) of Barcelona have inhibited tumor growth and reduced metastasis, as well as the toxicity of the antitumor drug Navitoclax in preclinical animal models of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). (2020-05-25)
Why toothpaste and cement harden over time
Cements, clays, soils, inks, paints, and even toothpaste. Many paste materials, also known as dense colloidal suspensions, stiffen as they age. (2020-05-22)
Study finds that aging neurons accumulate DNA damage
MIT neuroscientists have discovered that an enzyme called HDAC1 is critical for repairing age-related DNA damage to genes involved in memory and other cognitive functions. (2020-05-18)
Music and filmmaking can transform undergraduate student perceptions of dementia
Undergraduate arts and music departments may represent untapped resources for building up the workforce needed to care for older adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2020-05-06)
Fluorescent technique brings aging polymers to light
Modern society relies on polymers, such as polypropylene or polyethylene plastic, for a wide range of applications, from food containers to automobile parts to medical devices. (2020-05-06)
A new biomarker for the aging brain
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan have identified changes in the aging brain related to blood circulation. (2020-05-06)
Epidemiologists develop new tool for measuring the pace of aging across the life course
A study just released by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is reporting a blood-DNA-methylation measure that is sensitive to variation in the pace of biological aging among individuals born the same year. (2020-05-05)
SUTD research shows evidence that bilingualism delays the brain's aging process
SUTD study found that seniors who speak two languages actively tend to maintain specific executive control abilities against natural age-related declines. (2020-05-04)
Scientists invented an aging vaccine
A new way to prevent autoimmune diseases associated with aging like atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease was described in the article. (2020-05-03)
Characterizing two sisters, examples of exceptional longevity
A new study provides a detailed characterization of two sisters -- one a supercentenarian and one a semi-supercentenarian -- aimed at providing new insights into what allowed them to live such long lives. (2020-05-01)
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