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Researchers demonstrate how deep learning can advance study of neural degeneration
Researchers have demonstrated the utility of artificial intelligence (AI) in identifying and categorizing neural degeneration in the model organism C. elegans. (2020-09-24)
Intersecting social inequities increase the likelihood of severe illness due to COVID-19
Black, South Asian and Aboriginal populations from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds in Canada are nearly four times more likely to have three or more medical conditions that have been identified as risk factors for severe illness from COVID-19. (2020-09-24)
GSA publishes seven articles on COVID-19 and aging
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. (2020-09-23)
How we age
It is well understood that mortality rates increase with age. (2020-09-21)
Your cells look young for their age, compared to a chimp's
Many humans live to see their 80s, some even reach 100. (2020-09-20)
Imaging probe to visualize Alzheimer's disease-related gamma-secretase in the brain
Scientists have developed a molecular imaging probe to reveal Alzheimer's-related γ-secretase in rodents and macaques with translational potentials in humans (2020-09-17)
Gestational diabetes may accelerate child's biological age
Children born to mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy may age faster biologically and be at an increased risk for obesity and high blood pressure, according to Rutgers researchers. (2020-09-10)
Muscle aging: Stronger for longer
With life expectancy increasing, age-related diseases are also on the rise, including sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass due to aging. (2020-09-09)
Women's heart health linked to age at first menstrual period
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2020)--Early menarche has been associated with many cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, but little is known about its association with overall heart health. (2020-09-09)
Method to derive blood vessel cells from skin cells suggests ways to slow aging
Salk scientists have used skin cells called fibroblasts from young and old patients to successfully create blood vessels cells that retain their molecular markers of age. (2020-09-08)
USTC deciphers transcriptomic atlas of aging human and macaque retina
The work which provides valuable basic for the molecular regulation of aging progression and related diseases, was published in National Science Review on Aug. (2020-09-06)
Partnership leverages evidence-based practices to improve long-term care quality
A study published in the Journal of the Medical Directors Association demonstrated that a partnership between long-term care organizations in two countries working in collaboration with researchers and national health care organizations can generate changes that improve quality of care for residents. (2020-09-02)
Gut microbiome composition is associated with age and memory performance in pet dogs
Our gut microbiota can crucially influence our behaviour and neurodevelopment. (2020-09-02)
From virtual to reality! Virtual training improves physical and cognitive functions
Researchers at the Smart-Aging Research Center (IDAC) at Tohoku University have developed an innovative training protocol that, utilizing immersive virtual reality (IVR), leads to real physical and cognitive benefits. (2020-09-01)
A naturally-occurring metabolite ups lifespan and compresses late-life morbidity in mice
Middle-aged mice that had the naturally-occurring metabolite alpha-ketaglutarate (AKG) added to their chow had a better 'old age.' They were healthier as they aged and experienced a dramatically shorter time of disease and disability before they died, a first for research involving mammals. (2020-09-01)
Small fish populations accumulate harmful mutations that shorten lifespan
Population bottlenecks contribute to the accumulation of several harmful mutations that cause age-related illnesses in killifish - a finding that may help answer a key question about aging. (2020-09-01)
Living in disadvantaged neighborhoods doubles post-op delirium risk for older adults
Where you live can increase your risk for experiencing delirium after surgery. (2020-08-31)
GSA's journals publish three new articles on COVID-19 and Aging
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. (2020-08-26)
University of Ky study leads to potential for new treatment approach to Alzheimer's
The paper explains that current therapeutic approaches to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease focus on the major pathological hallmarks of the disease which are amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. (2020-08-25)
Cancer and its treatment may accelerate the aging process in young patients
A new study examines the effects of cancer and its treatment on the aging process. (2020-08-24)
'Biggest holes in the system'
Older adults living in very rural settings are less likely than those living closer to urban centers to receive available services in health, nutrition and transportation, according to a new study by a Washington State University scientist. (2020-08-24)
Mail delays may affect medication supply for nearly 1 in 4 Americans over 50
The timeliness of mail delivery may affect access to medication for many middle-aged and older adults, according to a new analysis of data from a national poll of people aged 50 to 80. (2020-08-24)
UK/UPenn researchers provide insights into new form of dementia
Working with their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that they can differentiate between subtypes of dementia inducing brain disease. (2020-08-24)
High blood pressure during pregnancy associated with more bothersome menopause symptoms
Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk for chronic hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, and early cardiovascular death. (2020-08-19)
High blood pressure and salt, anti-aging factor Klotho key
The mechanism behind salt-intake and hypertension has been elucidated for the first time, through vascular non-canonical Wnt5a/RhoA under Klotho deficiency. (2020-08-19)
Potential link for Alzheimer's disease and common brain disease that mimics its symptoms
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital uncovered a group of closely related genes that may capture molecular links between Alzheimer's disease and Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE, a recently recognized common brain disorder that can mimic Alzheimer's symptoms. (2020-08-19)
Genetic background may affect adaptions to aging
How we adapt to aging late in life may be genetically influenced, according to a study led by a psychologist at the University of California, Riverside. (2020-08-19)
Age, education, and surgical history affect hormone use after oophorectomy
CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 12, 2020)--Removal of the ovaries before natural menopause (surgical menopause) often exacerbates menopause symptoms and places women at increased risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline. (2020-08-12)
Schooling is critical for cognitive health throughout life
New research suggests that education provides little to no protection against the onset of cognitive declines later in life. (2020-08-10)
NSD2 enzyme appears to prevent cellular senescence
Using comprehensive genetic analysis, Kumamoto University researchers have found, for the first time, that the NSD2 enzyme blocks cell aging. (2020-08-07)
Study suggests pregnancy and ovarian function are risk factors for coronary artery disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a leading cause of death in both men and women. (2020-08-05)
Study: Experiencing childhood trauma makes body and brain age faster
Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-08-03)
COPD underdiagnosed in older adults, but can be managed
''Recognizing and Treating COPD in Older Adults'' the latest issue of the What's Hot newsletter from The Gerontological Society of America, addresses what is known about the prevalence, incidence, and impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults. (2020-08-03)
Exposure to environmental chemicals may disrupt sleep during menopause
For menopausal women who have difficulty sleeping, it might be because of chemicals in the environment. (2020-07-29)
Despite debate, even the world's oldest trees are not immortal
The oldest trees on Earth have stood for nearly five millennia, and researchers have long wondered to what extent these ancient organisms undergo senescence, physically deteriorating as they age. (2020-07-27)
Study seeks to explain decline in hip fracture rates
In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today, researchers showed how analysis of data from the multigenerational Framingham Osteoporosis Study may in part explain why the incidence of hip fracture in the US has declined during the last two decades. (2020-07-27)
Skin stem cells shuffle sugars as they age
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have shown by in vitro experimentation that changes of glycans in mouse epidermal stem cells may serve as a biomarker of aging. (2020-07-21)
CSU study links physical stress on the job with brain and memory decline in older age
A new study out of Colorado State University has found that physical stress in one's job may be associated with faster brain aging and poorer memory. (2020-07-21)
Study shows genetic markers are useful in predicting osteoporotic fracture risk
A new study shows that genetic pre-screening could reduce the number of screening tests needed to identify individuals at risk for osteoporotic fractures. (2020-07-20)
Researchers discover 2 paths of aging and new insights on promoting healthspan
Scientists have unraveled key mechanisms behind the mysteries of aging. (2020-07-16)
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