Aging
Medical News Today: Increased muscle power may prolong life  MNT · 2 hours
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors. more
Light-intensity physical activity associated with healthy brain aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging. more
Studies identify mechanism key to removal of protein aggregates from cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered the mechanism by which cells sense dysfunction of the proteasome—a cellular component that degrades unneeded or defective proteins—and respond... more
Boosting muscle stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and aging muscles  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have uncovered a molecular signaling pathway involving Stat3 and Fam3a proteins that regulates how muscle stem cells decide whether to self-renew or differentiate -- an... more
Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Ketogenic diet or keto diet has been in the news as a trending diet option for weight watchers and those who wish to lose those extra pounds. more
Falling for telephone scams could be an early sign of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The United States Department of Justice says that annually around $3 billion is defrauded from seniors. Many of these tricksters use the telephone for their scams.... more
Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Researchers say seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease more
Ability to lift weights quickly can mean a longer life  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Prolong your life by increasing your muscle power. That's the main message of a new study. 'Rising from a chair in old age and kicking a ball depend... more
Johns Hopkins scientists design new cell model of aging-associated colon cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers say a new study of clusters of mouse cells known as "organoids" has significantly strengthened evidence that epigenetic... more
Researchers discover unique approach to treat some chronic inflammatory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Inflammation is a balanced physiological response -- the body needs it to eliminate invasive organisms and foreign irritants, but excessive inflammation can harm healthy cells, contributing to aging... more
In mice, eliminating damaged mitochondria alleviates chronic inflammatory disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Inflammation is a balanced physiological response—the body needs it to eliminate invasive organisms and foreign irritants, but excessive inflammation can harm healthy cells, contributing to aging and chronic diseases. To... more
Protein complex may help prevent neurodegenerative diseases  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers from the Universities of Konstanz (Germany), Leeds (U.K.) and Stanford (U.S.) have discovered that the nascent polypeptide-associated complex (NAC) prevents the aggregation of proteins associated with several neurodegenerative diseases. The study, "Dual role... more
Aging gracefully: Study identifies factors for healthy memory at any age  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. The results... more
The aging face of homelessness in North American cities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In Vancouver last month, more than 400 volunteers walked around, carrying clipboards and wearing bright yellow buttons that read "Homeless Count." They were out on the streets or in shelters... more
Lethal plans: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn't supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had... more
A new way of finding compounds that prevent aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new method for identifying compounds that prevent aging. The method is based on a new way of determining age in cultured human cells. Using the method,... more
Researchers develop new method for identifying compounds that prevent aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for identifying compounds that prevent aging. more
New quick-fix wrap can repair and reinforce existing structures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By protecting concrete pillars with a ready-to-stick wrap developed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and JTC, existing structures can be easily repaired and reinforced to extend their lifespan.... more
Healthy diet pattern strongly associated with better physical function in old age  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A person's ability to maintain independence and to physically care for themselves is an essential part of healthy aging. more
Electrical Stimulation Makes Old Brains Act Young Again  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A short session of brain zapping can reverse some of the effects of aging in older adults, a new study suggests. more
Decline in physical activity often starts as early as age 7  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Overall physical activity starts to decline already around the age of school entry. While the proportion of physically inactive individuals rises with age there still are... more
Physical activity starts to decline as early as age seven  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Overall physical activity starts to decline already around the age of school entry. While the proportion of physically inactive individuals rises with age there still are groups of... more
Could eating garlic reduce aging-related memory problems?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice. The benefit comes from allyl sulfide, a compound in garlic known for its... more
Mitochondrial permeability plays a key role in aging, recovery from ischemic injury  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The ability of molecules to pass through the membrane of mitochondria -- the cellular structures that convert nutrients into energy -- may determine whether... more
Polypharmacy in old age increases risk of adverse side effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As people get older, the more likely they are to take several different medicines on a regular basis. However, this increases the risk of adverse effects, including interactions... more
Blocking protein's activity restores cognition in old mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
By blocking a protein's activity with antibodies, investigators were able to improve cognitive behavior in aging mice. more
Medical News Today: How does oxidative stress affect the body?  MNT · 3 weeks
Oxidative stress can damage cells and occurs when there is an excess of free radicals. The body produces free radicals during normal metabolic processes but also produces antioxidants... more
Searching for better treatments for irritated tendons  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers learn what makes tendons fray in old age, knowledge that could help develop better treatments for tendinosis and regrow damaged tissue. more
Researchers discover the source of new neurons in brain's hippocampus  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have shown, in mice, that one type of stem cell that makes adult neurons is the source of this lifetime stock of new cells in the hippocampus.... more
Study reveals new way to increase population of intestinal stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Cells that line the intestinal tract are replaced every few days, a high rate of turnover that relies on a healthy population of intestinal stem cells.... more
UAB aging and longevity experts receive international prize  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
University of Alabama at Birmingham aging expert -- and once-upon-a-time lion trainer -- Steven Austad, Ph.D., and UAB postdoctoral fellow in longevity research Jessica Hoffman, Ph.D., have won the George C. Williams... more
Biologists find a way to boost intestinal stem cell populations  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Biologists have found that aging takes a toll on intestinal stem cells and may contribute to increased susceptibility to disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The researchers could also... more
Offspring of older mothers are more responsive to aging interventions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Maternal age affects how well offspring respond to dietary interventions that are known to increase lifespan, scientists report in a rotifer study. more
Using gene therapy strategies to rejuvenate aging cells and treat osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Aging is a risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic disease characterized by degeneration of articular cartilage leading to pain and physical disability. more
Maternal age affects how well offspring respond to aging interventions, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Advanced maternal age at the time of giving birth is known to decrease how long the offspring will live and their fecundity. However, why... more
Offspring of older mothers are more responsive to aging interventions, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Advanced maternal age at the time of giving birth is known to decrease how long the offspring will live and their fecundity. However, why... more
Discovery of life-extension pathway in worms demonstrates new way to study aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An enzyme-blocking molecule can extend the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans roundworms by as much as 45 percent, largely by modulating a cannabinoid biological pathway,... more
Droughts could hit aging power plants hard  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Droughts will pose a much larger threat to U.S. power plants with once-through cooling systems than scientists previously suspected, a new study shows. If surface waters warm 3 degrees Celsius and river flows drop... more
Droughts could hit aging power plants hard  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Older power plants with once-through cooling systems generate about a third of all U.S. electricity, but their future generating capacity will be undercut by droughts and rising water temperatures linked to climate change. These... more
Discovery of life-extension pathway in worms demonstrates new way to study aging  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An enzyme-blocking molecule can extend the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans roundworms by as much as 45 percent, largely by modulating a cannabinoid biological pathway,... more
Causes of diabetes decline or disappear when ‘zombie cells’ are removed, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent cells -- also known as "zombie cells" -- are removed from... more
Eating leafy green vegetables may help maintain muscle strength and mobility  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Popeye was on to something. Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables like spinach each day may help maintain muscle strength and mobility into old... more
Astronauts take spacewalk to swap space station's batteries  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Two American astronauts took a spacewalk Friday to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station. more
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