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  • AI model uses retinal scans to predict Alzheimer's disease November 30, 2020
    A form of artificial intelligence designed to interpret a combination of retinal images was able to successfully identify a group of patients who were known to have Alzheimer's disease, suggesting the approach could one day be used as a predictive tool, according to an interdisciplinary study.
  • Mothers' stress may lead to preterm births, faster aging in children November 30, 2020
    Why do some people age faster than others? A new study indicates that a mother's stress prior to giving birth may accelerate her child's biological aging later in life. A second study from the same research group found that women suffering from high stress during the months and even years before conception -- defined as […]
  • Older adults with dementia exhibit financial 'symptoms' up to six years before diagnosis November 30, 2020
    A new study found that Medicare beneficiaries who go on to be diagnosed with dementia are more likely to miss payments on bills as early as six years before a clinical diagnosis.
  • Forest fires, cars, power plants join list of risk factors for Alzheimer's disease November 30, 2020
    A new study has found that among older Americans with cognitive impairment, the greater the air pollution in their neighborhood, the higher the likelihood of amyloid plaques - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. The study adds to a body of evidence indicating that pollution from cars, factories, power plants and forest fires joins established dementia […]
  • Simulations open a new way to reverse cell aging November 30, 2020
    Research findings provide insight into the complex mechanism of cellular senescence and present a potential therapeutic strategy for reducing age-related diseases associated with the accumulation of senescent cells.
  • High blood pressure in midlife is linked to increased brain damage in later life November 26, 2020
    Higher than normal blood pressure is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, according to a new study. In particular, the study found that there was a strong association between diastolic blood pressure (the blood pressure between heart beats) before the age of 50 and brain damage in later life, even if the […]
  • New insights on health effects of long-duration space flight November 25, 2020
    Among the new findings, the research team found that chronic oxidative stress during spaceflight contributed to the telomere elongation they observed. They also found that astronauts had shorter telomeres after spaceflight than they did before.
  • Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer's disease onset November 24, 2020
    Anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
  • New connection between Alzheimer's dementia and Dlgap2 November 23, 2020
    A research team has discovered that Dlgap2, a gene that helps facilitate communication between neurons in the nervous system, is associated with the degree of memory loss in mice and risk for Alzheimer's dementia in humans. When studying post-mortem human brain tissue, the researchers also discovered low levels of Dlgap2 in people experiencing 'poorer cognitive […]
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment: Clinical trial reverses two biological processes associated with aging in human cells November 20, 2020
    A new study indicates that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of blood cells and reverse the aging process. In the biological sense, the adults' blood cells actually grow younger as the treatments progress.