Aging
New RNA molecules may play a role in aging  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The genome is the master plan for all body parts, from toe nails to eyebrows. But it's not just the blueprint that determines what's built. All of the cellular players... more
Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Obesity is a growing problem among people of all ages, including older adults. Though there are current measures to control and treat obesity in seniors, weight loss surgery... more
Aging in good health: The inequalities are widening  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Life expectancy in Switzerland has been growing steadily for decades. But have these additional years been spent in good health or do they only prolong the ills of an aging population? New... more
Aging US dams pose risk to thousands  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your... more
Heavy smoking causes rapid facial aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
“Smoker’s Face,” a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage. Louise Millard of the University of Bristol and colleagues report these findings in... more
New position statement lays out framework to help aging populations stay healthier  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An international team of researchers have put forward a position statement, published in Science, which lays out a new healthcare framework to help aging... more
A rare diagnosis leads to successful treatment for patient with unusual vascular condition  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Drew, a 65-year-old man from Connecticut, was living an adventurous life until he started to experience unusual muscle weakness in his legs... more
Novel mouse model can help monitor kidney disease progression and perform drug screening  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Chronic kidney disease affects 750 million people each year. Aging populations and an increase in diseases such as diabetes will lead to... more
New research tool for studying mitochondrial disorders and aging  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new research tool for studying how mitochondrial protein synthesis is affected by disease, pharmaceuticals, aging and different physiological situations such as... more
Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for year of aging  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A dozen bottles of fine French wine arrived at the space station Monday, not for the astronauts, but for science. more
Heavy Smoking Has Causal Effect on Facial Aging  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
In a study published in the journal PLoS Genetics, researchers at the University of Bristol searched for the effects of... more
Study shows potential effect of heavier smoking on facial aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Heavy smoking may have a causal effect on facial aging, according to new research led by the University of Bristol. more
High-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults. more
Clonal hematopoiesis in human aging and disease  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
As people age, their tissues accumulate an increasing number of somatic mutations. Although most of these mutations are of little or no functional consequence, a mutation may arise that confers a fitness advantage on... more
Disabled California seniors in complex left behind in outage  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Senior residents of a San Francisco Bay Area housing complex say they were abandoned by property management during a pre-emptive two-day power outage aimed at warding off wildfires more
Nursing experts to receive the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In an effort to train caregivers to meet the needs of a rapidly aging population, The University of Texas at Arlington prepares nurses for advanced practice,... more
Text-based nudges to high school seniors boost financial aid filing, college enrollment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
High school seniors who receive texted reminders—or "nudges"—from their school counselors are 17 percent more likely to complete the college financial aid application process... more
Gait disorders can help predict future cognitive decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The way people walk is an indicator of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are aging. Scientists reporting in a special supplement to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease say... more
Alder bark may be great source of anti-aging and anti-disease natural antioxidants  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An alder bark may become a great source of anti-aging and anti-disease natural antioxidants. That's the results discovered by the IKBFU's Institute of Living... more
Newly discovered protein is key to recycling aging mitochondria  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Aging, and the mechanics behind it, remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of life. more
Newly discovered protein is the permit to the powerhouse of cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers report the discovery of a protein, P17/PERMIT, that is key to recycling aging and damaged mitochondria. Defective mitochondria are characteristic of a number of age-related... more
Researchers receive $9.7 million NIH grant to study TBI and neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An international team of experts led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Glasgow has... more
Newly discovered protein is the permit to the powerhouse of cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Aging, and the mechanics behind it, remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of life. more
Research aims to find factors that influence decision making about aging-in-place for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For many older adults, aging-in-place, or remaining in their own home as they age, is a priority. Decision making and... more
NIA-funded study to examine overall benefits and risks of statins in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The National Institute on Aging has funded a major study to examine the overall benefits and risks of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as... more
Climate change could hasten deterioration of US bridge infrastructure  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists are studying the toll climate change may take on aging US infrastructure, which includes over 600,000 bridges. A new study links the potential impacts of climate change with the... more
Reduced food intake in old mice can no longer improve health  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Reduced food intake helps both animals and humans to improve health in old age and can prolong life. But when do you have to change your... more
Healthy behavior must be established earlier in life to improve health in old age  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Reduced food intake helps both animals and humans to improve health in old age and can prolong life. more
New research challenges the traditional understanding of cellular sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A University of Arizona-led research team challenged the traditional understanding of cellular sleep and discovered new information that could lead to interventions in the aging process. more
Wake-up call: Cellular sleep isn't as harmless as once thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research into the mechanics of cellular sleep and shutdown could shed light on the aging process and how to potentially intervene. more
Medical News Today: Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?  MNT · 3 weeks
A new study suggests that a heart drug could help treat cancer by killing a wide array of aging cells that may contribute to tumor growth... more
Metformin offers no strength training benefits for seniors, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A clinical trial argues against the hypothesis that the diabetes drug metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass. The double-blind trial found that older adults who... more
Researchers elucidate properties of blood factor involved in weight loss and aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Aging is a process that affects all functions of the human body, particularly brain function. However, aging can be delayed through lifestyle changes (physical... more
A blood factor involved in weight loss and aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Aging can be delayed through lifestyle changes (physical exercise, restricting calorie intake, etc.). Researchers have elucidated the properties of a molecule in the blood - GDF11 - whose mechanisms were... more
Study dispels the hypothesis that metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A clinical trial initiated by University of Kentucky researchers argues against the hypothesis that the diabetes drug metformin could help... more
Study blunts hopes that diabetes drug could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new clinical trial dispels the hypothesis that the diabetes drug metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass. more
Johns Hopkins researchers document lower cell replication rates in old age  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a novel study comparing healthy cells from people in their 20s with cells from people in their 80s, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer... more
Marked slowdown of cell division rates in old age  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In a novel study comparing healthy cells from people in their 20s with cells from people in their 80s, researchers say they have documented that cell division rates appear to... more
Study to examine whether cancer and co-occurring Alzheimer's alter pain perception  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new multisite study funded by the National Institute on Aging will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer's disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain... more
Medical News Today: Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity  MNT · 3 weeks
After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life. more
Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity  MNT · 3 weeks
After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life. more
For boomers reframing aging, age-proofing a home won’t come cheap  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Chris and Dennis Cavner, in their early 70s, are preparing to move less than two blocks away into a 2,720-square-foot, ranch-style house they bought this year. But first... more
Blue light and fruit flies: a warning for humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study involving the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, published in the journal npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, shows that when flies are kept in darkness, or in white... more
Research could help explain why memory in old age is less flexible than in young adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New research from King's College London and The Open University could help explain why memory in... more
Medical News Today: What to know about peptides for health  MNT · 4 weeks
Peptides are small chains of amino acids. People use products with peptides for their potential benefits, including to slow aging or build muscle. Learn about peptides, what they... more
Fundamental insight into how memory changes with age  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research could help explain why memory in old age is much less flexible than in young adulthood. Through experiments in mice the researchers discovered that there were dramatic differences in how... more
Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could... more
Study reveals how collapse of protein processes is driver of aging and death  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be... more
Researchers obtain the first mice born with hyper-long telomeres  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A chance finding 10 years ago led to the creation by researchers of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) of the first mice born with much longer telomeres than... more
Rapamycin is more effective at slowing down aging, says researcher  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The scientist discusses several reasons, including fear of the actual and fictional side effects of rapamycin, everolimus and other clinically-approved drugs, arguing that no real side effects preclude... more
Type of activity may have effect on brain's response to aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Running and lifting weights might be a crucial step in helping your body delay the effects of aging, but those exercises may be only part of... more
Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The brain's neural activity-;long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy-;also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by... more
Stony Brook-led study reveals how proteome collapse process drives cell death and aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be... more
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers discover that the activity of the nervous system might influence human longevity. Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend... more
Frailty: The rising global health burden for an aging society  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Despite the evidence on risk factors for frailty, and the substantial progress that has been made in frailty awareness, the biological mechanisms underlying its development are still far... more
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