Researchers have shown that maternal age may not influence the implantation potential of embryos in IVF or the likelihood of miscarriage. The study concludes that whilst older women produce fewer euploid (healthy) embryos, age does not affect implantation or live birth rates, if healthy, high-quality embryos are used. Photographee | Shutterstock There have been several […]Continue Reading ...
The link between diabetes and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease has long been established, but a new study has now shown that the age at which a person is diagnosed with diabetes could significantly affect the risk of heart attack or stroke. Andrei Dubadzel | Shutterstock The study, which was recently published in the […]Continue Reading ...
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 people who manage to increase their physical activity level in adulthood and old age. While the level of physical activity varies between individuals, it can also vary […]Continue Reading ...
Advanced maternal age at the time of giving birth is known to decrease how long the offspring will live and their fecundity. However, why this occurs is unknown, and it remains unclear if maternal age also alters how offspring respond to interventions to aging. Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) are working on answers. […]Continue Reading ...
Advanced paternal age increases the risk in offspring of early-onset schizophrenia, a severe form of the disorder, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier. The association between paternal age and risk in children remained after accounting for the contributions of the fathers’ and mothers’ genetic predispositions for schizophrenia, indicating that advanced paternal […]Continue Reading ...
At what age do you feel 65? A 30-year gap separates countries with the highest and lowest ages at which people experience the health problems of a 65-year-old, according to a new scientific study. Researchers found 76-year-olds in Japan and 46-year-olds in Papua New Guinea have the same level of age-related health problems as an […]Continue Reading ...
If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top public health priority, then recommending that all adults get a pneumococcal vaccine at age 50 would likely be effective guidance, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis published today in the journal Vaccine. However, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A newly discovered ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clock can be used to accurately determine an individual’s chronological and biological age, according to research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The ribosomal clock is a novel biomarker of aging based on the rDNA, a segment of the genome that has […]Continue Reading ...
Apr 11 2019 In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought. Images of the mouse retina with a fluorescent fluid tracer. Diseased blood vessels allow the tracer to permeate nearby tissues. Vessels […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 — Having a shorter reproductive span is associated with an increased risk for dementia in women, according to a study published online March 28 in Neurology. Paola Gilsanz, Sc.D., from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, and colleagues examined the correlation between indicators of estrogen exposure from women’s […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time, researchers have proven that the brain is capable of producing new nerve cells even at the age of 90 and above. It was earlier believed that new cell production in the brain stops after a certain age and there is a rapid loss of neurons. Researchers believe that this finding could […]Continue Reading ...
Older men tend to have lower biological age if they have higher levels of sex hormones, particularly the estradiol form of estrogen, a large new study from Australia finds. The study results will be presented on Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La., and appear online in the journal […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the February 13, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. There are two kinds of […]Continue Reading ...
Lamivudine, a generic HIV/AIDS medication significantly reduces age-related inflammation in old mice by halting retrotransposon activity. Two weeks of treatment reduced the signs of chronic inflammation — white blood cells stained pink amongst green fat cells — in old mouse fat tissue. Credit: Sedivy Lab/Brown University A new study found that an HIV drug significantly […]Continue Reading ...
Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The research demonstrates that although cohort studies–the type of observational investigations typically used to study health benefits and risks–sometimes show benefits from moderate alcohol […]Continue Reading ...
- Healthy meal kits can boost children’s long-term health
- Designing an inexpensive surgical headlight: A Q&A with a Stanford surgeon
- States Weigh Banning A Widely Used Pesticide Even Though EPA Won’t
- Integrator complex proteins are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies, study finds
- Measles vaccination rates are a ‘public health time bomb’
- Maths made easier for scientists students who shun the subject wins award
- Researchers decode how cancer drug works in brains of Parkinson’s disease patients
- Smarter Brain Cancer Trial Comes to Columbia
- Researchers Seek Sage Advice Of Elders On Aging Issues
- New chemical synthesis strategy leads to identification of novel, simpler derivatives
- Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease
- Feces transplantation is effective and provides economic benefits
- Eisenhower Health first in Southern California to offer new lung valve treatment for COPD/emphysema
- Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers
- Porvair Sciences offers highly effective P3 microplate for biological sample clean-up
- Air pollution increases risk for respiratory hospitalization among childhood cancer survivors
- We are sitting more! How bad is that?
- Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk
- ADHD Screening: MedlinePlus Lab Test Information
- Cellular alterations increase vulnerability of obese and diabetic individuals to infection