Aging
Wake-up call: Cellular sleep isn't as harmless as once thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
New research into the mechanics of cellular sleep and shutdown could shed light on the aging process and how to potentially intervene. more
New research challenges the traditional understanding of cellular sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
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
Medical News Today: Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?  MNT · 16 hours
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 · 20 hours
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 · 20 hours
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 · 20 hours
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 · 18 hours
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 · 21 hours
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 · 22 hours
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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 · 5 days
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
Medical News Today: What to know about peptides for health  MNT · 6 days
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
Research could help explain why memory in old age is less flexible than in young adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research from King's College London and The Open University could help explain why memory in... more
Fundamental insight into how memory changes with age  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 6 days
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 · 7 days
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 · 7 days
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
In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
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
Stony Brook-led study reveals how proteome collapse process drives cell death and aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be... more
Frailty: The rising global health burden for an aging society  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
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
Signs of aging detected by a simple walking test at age 45  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has shown that the speed at which persons over 45 years of age walk could be an indicator of their brain... more
Medical News Today: Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study finds that a slow walking speed at the age of 45 correlates with premature cognitive and physical aging, and that slow... more
Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study finds that a slow walking speed at the age of 45 correlates with premature cognitive and physical aging, and that slow gait may predict aging. more
Population aging across the U.S. could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of... more
Study investigates how aging influences fate of fibro-adipogenic progenitors in skeletal muscles  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In adult skeletal muscle, loss of myofiber integrity caused by mechanical injuries or diseases are repaired by resident muscle stem cells, called satellite cells,... more
Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change. more
Male and female mice show decreased exploratory behavior with age, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Due to strain-specific behavioral idiosyncrasies, inbred mouse strains are suboptimal research models for behavioral aging studies. more
Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change. more
Slower walkers have older brains and bodies at 45  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The walking speed of 45-year-olds can be used as a marker of their aging brains and bodies. The evidence was there in neurocognitive testing these individuals took at age 3... more
Scientists are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The discovery in the 1990s that a mutation in a single gene of an experimental worm could double its lifespan set off a stampede of research on the molecular biology of aging... more
Scientists are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists describes the mechanisms by which longevity is regulated post-transcriptionally, or after a genetic blueprint has been transcribed from an organism's DNA. The identification of these mechanisms will serve as a road... more
New study to examine link between sleep problems, cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Everybody knows sleep is good for your body. It may be good for your mind, too. That's what scientists at Wake Forest... more
Maternal obesity speeds up aging in offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The effects of maternal obesity even pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging of metabolic problems that occur in normal life. more
MDI Biological Laboratory scientist awarded federal grant for aging research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant in the amount of $373,500 per year for five... more
Nervous system plays a role in age-related weakness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Aging is an inevitable and a normal process of life. As people grow older, they lose muscle mass caused by age-related sarcopenia. In older adults, the maintenance of muscle mass and strength... more
Report: Aging populations, changing lifestyles are main drivers of vision impairment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and far... more
Physics vs. asthma  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A research team from the MIPT Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases has collaborated with colleagues from the U.S., Canada, France, and Germany to determine the spatial structure of the CysLT1 receptor. The paper was published in... more
Losing weight and keeping it off could help stabilize or improve cardiometabolic risk factors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People who lose weight and keep it off can stabilize or even improve their cardiometabolic risk factors compared to people... more
MedSafer helps reduce inappropriate medications prescribed to older people  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The elderly are often prescribed multiple medications for different health conditions. While some medications are needed, polypharmacy and medication overload can be costly and even harmful. However, reducing the number... more
New study challenges our understanding of premature aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought, according to a new study. Offering a new perspective to ageing, the... more
Maternal obesity accelerates rate of aging of metabolic problems in offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It has long been known that obesity impairs our metabolism and predisposes to diabetes and heart disease. New research in The Journal of Physiology has shown... more
Study presents a new view on how mitochondrial dysfunction may contribute to aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought, according to... more
Medical News Today: What to know about sagging testicles  MNT · 3 weeks
As a normal part of aging, the scrotum loses elasticity, and the skin starts to sag. Some medical conditions can also cause the skin to appear saggy. Learn more about... more
Medical News Today: Aging and cancer: A surprising two way relationship  MNT · 3 weeks
Although aging is the greatest risk factor for cancer, a recent study demonstrates how aging cells might, paradoxically, hinder cancer progression. more
MR Solutions’ advanced imaging system helps researchers to gain better understanding of aging processes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Research published in Nature by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science (KAIST) found that lymphatic vessels in the scull involved... more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Trump turns to Medicare  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
President Donald Trump tried to change the subject from his impeachment investigation by going to Florida to unveil changes to the Medicare program before an audience of seniors. more
Medical News Today: 6 ways to tighten loose skin  MNT · 3 weeks
There are many causes of loose, sagging skin, including aging, rapid weight loss, and pregnancy. Learn about ways to prevent and tighten loose skin here. more
Early life racial discrimination linked to depression, accelerated aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Early life stress from racial discrimination puts African Americans at greater risk for accelerated aging, a marker for premature development of serious health problems and perhaps a shorter life expectancy,... more
Early life racial discrimination may increase risk for depression, accelerated aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Early life stress from racial discrimination puts African Americans at greater risk for accelerated aging, a marker for premature development of serious health problems and perhaps... more
A new mechanism has been revealed which could lead to premature aging in mother cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new mechanism makes it possible to understand premature ageing in cells with asymmetrical cell division, as is... more
Research reveals new mechanism which could lead to premature aging in mother cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from the University of Seville and the Andalusian Center of Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine, have discovered a new mechanism that... more
A new mechanism linked to premature aging in mother cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from the University of Seville and the Andalusian center of Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CABIMER), have discovered a new mechanism that makes it possible to understand... more
Medical News Today: What to know about hand veins  MNT · 4 weeks
The veins in the hands can bulge for many reasons, including aging, exercise, and warm temperatures. In this article, learn more about these and other causes, as well as when... more
Human aging processes may hinder cancer development, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study, published in Aging Cell, has found that human aging processes may hinder cancer development. more
Cellular aging associated with structural changes in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Telomeres are protective caps at the ends of chromosomes that become shorter with each cell division. If they become so short that the genes they protect could be damaged, the... more
Researchers Identify 44 Genes Involved in Age-Related Hearing Loss  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of scientists from King’s College London, University College London and the University of Manchester has identified... more
Cellular aging is linked to structural changes in the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study now shows that if telomeres change in their length, that change is also reflected in our brain structure. more
New research looks to change the strategy in identifying seniors' perception of oral diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
How do senior citizens perceive the importance of their oral health? The answer to that question might make all the... more
Testing the usability of novel mobile app designed to improve care for Alzheimer's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A Regenstrief Institute research scientist is testing a novel mobile app designed to improve care for people with Alzheimer's disease.... more
Can going nuclear combat climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
To mitigate climate change, the proportion of low-carbon electricity generation must increase from today's 36% to 85% by 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. IEA and other advocates argue that nuclear power could help fill... more
Falls Prevention Awareness Day focuses on risk of osteoporosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
With more than a quarter of seniors in the U.S. falling each year, many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking... more
Synthetic oral cannabinoid use found to be more common among older adults with COPD  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A study published today in Drugs & Aging found that older adults in Ontario with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were... more
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