Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have added to evidence that a protein called CaMKII improves strength, endurance, muscle health and fitness in young animals. Their experiments working with mice and fruit flies, however, found that the gene for CaMKII also contributes to an evolutionary tradeoff: increased susceptibility to age-associated diseases, frailty and mortality.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased older adults’ risk of falling and injuring themselves, due to changes in physical activity, conditioning and mobility, a new national poll suggests.
One in five older adults report worse mental health due to the pandemic, but the percentages were higher among certain groups, suggesting a need for targeted screening and follow-up.
UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, is ranked #1 in San Diego and #5 in California, placing it among the nation’s best hospitals, according to the 2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report survey. UC San Diego Health was ranked in the top 50 in 10 specialties.
Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, putting themselves at risk for drug dependency, impaired attention, falls and other accidents, and further cognitive impairment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
The human body is essentially made up of trillions of living cells.
What The Study Did: Researchers investigated the association between net worth at midlife and subsequent longevity in individuals as well as with siblings and twins. Authors: Eric D. Finegood, Ph.D., of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, is the corresponding author.…
Scientists at Cambridge and Leeds have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice and say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to prevent memory loss in people as they age.
Linda Partridge to present new research in the biology of aging at the world’s largest aging research for drug discovery conference
Scientists at Cambridge and Leeds have successfully reversed age-related memory loss in mice and say their discovery could lead to the development of treatments to prevent memory loss in people as they age. In a study published today in Molecular…
Older adults may be slower to learn actions and behaviours that benefit themselves, but new research shows they are just as capable as younger people of learning behaviours that benefit others. Researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford found…
More knowledge and individual support from primary care services can alleviate women’s menopausal problems, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. Not feeling well or like one’s normal self, but without any distinct sense of being ill, is experienced by numerous…
Alexandria, Va., USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Fredrick Allan Clive Wright, The University of Sydney, Australia, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research. Wright was recognized during the…
Evidence of the sustained benefits of an investigational antipsychotic treatment for people with dementia-related psychosis has been published. Up to half of the 45 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer’s disease will experience psychotic episodes, a figure that…
Russian scientists have synthesized chemical compounds that can stop the degeneration of neurons in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other severe brain pathologies.
NIA grant will fund user-centered design to create and test Helping the Helpers app
James Peyer to present new research in the biology of aging at the world’s largest aging research for drug discovery conference
Presented by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
A subset of fibroblasts located in small foci of tissue on the edges of extensive scarring produce a protein that protects against cell aging.
15-times more likely to detect high risk patients
Interleukin-3 may reprogram immune responses in the brain that cause cell death and lead to dementia.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Write down the benefits of obtaining a college degree and, more than likely, all the items on the completed list will relate to graduates: higher salaries, autonomous jobs and better access to health care, for instance. All…
Effectiveness of physical exercise in older adults with mild to moderate depression
Primary care variation in rates of unplanned hospitalizations, functional ability, and quality of life of older people
MINNEAPOLIS – Keeping your brain active in old age has always been a smart idea, but a new study suggests that reading, writing letters and playing card games or puzzles in later life may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s dementia…
Deep Longevity, a fully-owned subsidiary of Endurance RP Limited (SEHK stock code: 0575), released the new MindAge psychological aging clock and announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) comprised of experts in longevity biotechnology
Maria Ermolaeva to present new research in the biology of aging at the world’s largest aging research for drug discovery conference
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 13, 2021) — A recently published study co-authored by University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researcher Justin Miller, Ph.D., identifies 11 rare candidate variants for Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found 19 different families in Utah that suffered…
July 12, 2021– A new study sheds light on how the specter of dementia and chronic pain reduce people’s desire to live into older ages. Among Norwegians 60 years of age and older the desire to live into advanced ages…
Research highlights the critical role of the immune system in the aging process
Results could help boost immunization rates during and beyond pandemic among key health care workers
Mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, convert sustenance into energy, fueling the cell’s activities. In addition to power, mitochondria also produce reactive oxygen species, byproduct molecules primed to help facilitate communication among the other units in the cells. But when…
A new study published in Brain Sciences today, shows patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD) can slow the progress of the disease by participating in dance training with music for one-and-a-quarter hours per week.
Ryan Smith to present new research in the biology of aging at the world’s largest aging research for drug discovery conference
A new analysis called an evidence and gap map has mapped what we know about improving the functional ability of older adults living at home or in nursing homes, retirement homes, or other long-term care facilities. A total of 548…
Good oral health, including dentures, may protect against cognitive decline
Older people affected by memory loss have much to gain from AR technology, yet a study from the UK exploring the use of augmented reality to support older adults at home finds the user interface is sometimes confusing for those aged 50+
Study points to FDA-approved drugs that have potential to slow or reverse brain damage
New study suggests that a longer exposure to endogenous estrogen is associated with increased levels for Alzheimer disease biomarkers
Frailty is a better predictor than factors such as age when determining how older adults fare one year after receiving critical care. A team led by researchers from the University of Waterloo analyzed data from more than 24,000 community-dwelling older…
David A. Sinclair to present new research in the biology of aging at the world’s largest aging research for drug discovery conference
Research finds multiple chronic conditions, rural residence main contributors to increased healthcare visits
First-of-its-kind York U study shows participating in weekly dance training improves daily living and motor function for those with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified a possible link between inadequate exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) light from the sun and an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
An innovative model using human blood samples to study muscle protein growth may help advance scientists’ understanding of age-related muscle loss.
New research shows that castration of male sheep delays aging of DNA compared to intact males
Singapore, 7 July 2021 – In 1966, The Beatles cemented the plight of lonely older people in the popular imagination with the iconic ‘Eleanor Rigby’, a song that turned pop music on its head when it stayed at number one…
How a two-way approach can promote quality care
For the first time, researchers have used fMRI to understand how some older adults can learn and remember new information as well as a 25-year-old.
The study is the first on epidemiology and causes of traumatic brain injury in over 20 years. The research team reports in the journal BMJ Open of 4 June 2021. Falling and cycling without a helmet are common causes From…