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  • Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women April 25, 2019
    Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women.
  • A video game aids in research on Alzheimer's disease April 24, 2019
    A new study based on data collected from a spatial navigation video game has shown that poor spatial orientation as an indicator can help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, even prior to the appearance of any clinical signs.
  • More evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer's April 23, 2019
    A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. The researchers analyzed neurofilament light protein (NFL) in blood samples from patients with Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests that the NFL concentration in the blood could be able to indicate if a drug actually […]
  • 'Longevity gene' responsible for more efficient DNA repair April 23, 2019
    Researchers found that the gene sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) is responsible for more efficient DNA repair in species with longer lifespans. The research illuminates new targets for anti-aging interventions and could help prevent age-related diseases.
  • How lifestyle affects our genes April 23, 2019
    In the past decade, knowledge of how lifestyle affects our genes, a research field called epigenetics, has grown exponentially. Researchers have summarized the state of scientific knowledge within epigenetics linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • People with happy spouses may live longer April 23, 2019
    Research suggests that having a happy spouse leads to a longer marriage, and now study results show that it's associated with a longer life, too.
  • Scientists propose new theory on Alzheimer's, amyloid connection April 23, 2019
    'Is amyloid precursor protein the mastermind behind Alzheimer's or is it just an accomplice?' Researchers devised a multi-functional reporter for amyloid precursor protein and tracked its localization and mobility, noticing a strange association between the protein and cholesterol that resides in the cell membrane of synapses. With cholesterol's broad involvement in almost all aspects of […]
  • Light, physical activity reduces brain aging April 19, 2019
    Incremental physical activity, even at light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain aging, according to new research.
  • Boosting muscle stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and aging muscles April 17, 2019
    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 insight that could lead to muscle-boosting therapeutics for muscular dystrophies or age-related muscle decline.
  • Low scam awareness in old age may be an early sign of impending cognitive decline and dementia April 15, 2019
    Low scam awareness in older people is associated with risk for developing Alzheimer dementia or mild cognitive impairment in the future. These findings suggest that changes in social judgment occur before changes in thinking or memory are recognizable.