Biologist Aleksey Belikov from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has proposed that rapid progression of age-related diseases may result from the formation of so-called vicious cycles. An example of this is when toxic products of a biochemical reaction trigger that same reaction to happen again. The study, published in the January issue of […]Continue Reading ...
Your exercise performance is a better predictor of longevity than your chronological age It’s often said: It’s not how old you are, it’s how old you feel. New research shows that physiological age is a better predictor of survival than chronological age. The study ispublished today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal […]Continue Reading ...
Layers of the retina are shown by optical coherence tomography, as are drusen (bumps), the characteristic lesions of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Credit: University of Alabama at Birmingham Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, along with collaborators from the University of Iowa, have discovered a genetic biomarker […]Continue Reading ...
Identity formation is a major developmental task in adolescence but continues throughout adulthood. Significant individual differences, however, emerge. The long-term role of personal styles for predicting identity stability and change during midlife at ages 36, 42 and 50 was assessed in a longitudinal study of Finnish women and men. Personality styles identified at age 27 […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health. The finding, appearing online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, suggests that massage could offer a safe and […]Continue Reading ...
In the first study to identify specific surgical goals for the treatment of an intracerebral hemorrhage–the deadliest and most disabling type of stroke–a team of neurosurgeons found that at least 70 percent of the hemorrhage has to be removed for patients to make a meaningful recovery. Worldwide, more than 1 million people each year develop […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ageing can cause damage to support cells in the white matter, which in turn may lead to damage in the grey matter of the hippocampus, finds a new study by Cardiff University. The discovery gives researchers a new area to focus on in the search for treatments that can protect cognitive […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has identified the master regulator that maintains a healthy gut and limits damage by parasitic whipworms. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and collaborators have revealed that the interleukin 10 receptor (IL-10R) is critical to prevent uncontrolled whipworm infection in mice and a damaging immune response in the gut. The study, published […]Continue Reading ...
The Grim Reaper arrives for each of us eventually–wouldn’t it be nice to know when? Now UCLA researchers have developed a new tool to help you plan ahead for your date with the Angel of Death. Named after the grim reaper, the biomarker known as DNA methylation GrimAge, allows one to predict lifespan and healthspan, […]Continue Reading ...
The pipeline of research supporting care as we age is about to look a bit more like the country it serves–and for good reason. Beginning this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), America’s premier institution for medical research, will for the first time in its history require NIH-funded scholars to eliminate arbitrary age limits […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 — Since 1990, the age-standardized mortality rate for suicide has decreased worldwide, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in The BMJ. Mohsen Naghavi, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues present patterns of suicide mortality globally, regionally, and for 195 countries and territories by […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease—even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Germany. […]Continue Reading ...
It’s long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care–unfortunately, couples don’t use it even though it’s widely available. Lynae Darbes, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, wanted to change that, so she and her […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists seeking to regrow damaged kidneys have discovered that blocked kidneys in newborns have a remarkable ability to repair themselves after the obstruction is removed. The finding offers insights into how that happens and could eventually help doctors regenerate kidneys in adults. The new research, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, looked at […]Continue Reading ...
Physicians can now be alerted to pediatric patients’ risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP, during routine primary care visits by using software developed and commercialized by a researcher-entrepreneur at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Digital Health Solutions LLC, founded by Dr. Stephen Downs, has created a module about SUDEP for its […]Continue Reading ...
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