[khn_slabs slabs=”789584″] About 25 million Americans who are aging in place rely on help from other people and devices such as canes, raised toilets or shower seats to perform essential daily activities, according to a new study documenting how older adults adapt to their changing physical abilities. But a substantial number don’t get adequate assistance. […]Continue Reading ...
Medical care for older adults has long focused on preventing and treating chronic diseases and the conditions that come with them. But now, geriatrics researchers and clinicians hope a new understanding–one honed at a prestigious conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), with support from The John […]Continue Reading ...
Stem cells are the ultimate mother cells of the human body. Not only do they have the capacity to self-renew, they can develop into specific cell types as the body requires. But as the human body ages, the regenerative capacity of our stem cells diminishes. For example, as the capacity of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) […]Continue Reading ...
Accelerated aging of cognitive networks after illness onset offers potential for early intervention, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry Patients with psychosis have accelerated aging of two brain networks important for general cognition—the frontoparietal network (FPN) and cingulo-opercular network (CON)—according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. Efficiency of the FPN network was normal […]Continue Reading ...
A Worcester Polytechnic Institute computer science professor has received $1 million from the National Science Foundation to use computer science and neuroscience tools to study online learning Could a computer detect a person’s emotions? Could it tell when someone is frustrated over something like a tricky math problem on an online tutoring program? Could it […]Continue Reading ...
Plastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to “deflation” or “sagging”? A new study helps settle the debate, showing significant loss of volume in the upper lip in older adults, reports the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 30 2019 A new technique to study tissue samples in 3D has revealed that pancreatic cancers can start and grow in two distinct ways, solving a decades-old mystery of how tumors form. Cell-by-cell image of a tumor (shown in red) growing into a pancreatic duct. Credit Hendrik Massal The new method could help researchers […]Continue Reading ...
The global population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups and faces the tide of chronic diseases threatening their quality of life and posing challenges to healthcare and economy systems. To better understand the underlying biology behind healthspan — the healthy period of life before the first chronic disease manifestation […]Continue Reading ...
International team finds blood cell DNA stays steady and defines cellular age Blood cells could hold the key to aging, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In a study published in Aging Cell, researchers found human blood cells have an intrinsic clock that remains steady even after transplant. […]Continue Reading ...
STAR U, a new summer program at CUIMC for college students, seeks to enhance the study of aging, Alzheimer’s, and disparities by increasing the numbers of scientists from diverse backgrounds.Continue Reading ...
The latest issue of the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America contains 21 articles highlighting the state-of-the-art research regarding aging and technology, and offering guidance for the future. Among the findings are that older adults in certain demographic groups are less likely to use technology for health-related purposes; using the Internet to […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 1 2019 Oxford Genetics, a leading innovator of biopharmaceutical technologies, has signed a licensing agreement with world-class service organization, Aldevron to bring to market a standardized range of its plasmids for lentiviral manufacture. Ryan Cawood, CEO of Oxford Genetics commented: This latest partnership showcases Oxford Genetics’ ability to develop and supply high quality technologies […]Continue Reading ...
Leukemia promotes premature aging in healthy bone marrow cells – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Findings published today in the journal Blood show that healthy bone marrow cells were prematurely aged by cancer cells around them. It is well known that aging promotes cancer development. But this is the first […]Continue Reading ...
Figure 1: a concept model of the findings. Credit: Kobe University Permanently arrested cell growth is known as “cellular senescence”, and the accumulation of senescent cells may be one cause of aging in our bodies. Japanese researchers have discovered that a certain enzyme in our bodies promotes cellular senescence by producing reactive oxygen species. Drugs […]Continue Reading ...
January 2019 Print this issue Treatment Can Delay Future Attacks Most of the time, multiple sclerosis, or MS, starts mildly, with unpredictable symptoms that can seem baffling. Without treatment, the disease can worsen to the point that you can’t write, speak, or walk. MS starts when the body’s immune systemThe system that protects your body […]Continue Reading ...
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