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  • Latte lovers rejoice! Study reveals drinking coffee could lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease November 23, 2021
    Good news for those of us who can't face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has revealed drinking higher amounts of coffee may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.
  • Taking it easy as you get older? Wrong November 22, 2021
    A team of evolutionary biologists and biomedical researchers lay out evolutionary and biomedical evidence showing that humans, who evolved to live many decades after they stopped reproducing, also evolved to be relatively active in their later years. The researchers say that physical activity later in life shifts energy away from processes that can compromise health […]
  • Deleting dysfunctional cells alleviates diabetes November 22, 2021
    Eliminating old, dysfunctional cells in human fat also alleviates signs of diabetes, researchers report. The discovery could lead to new treatments for Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
  • A genetic change for achieving a long and healthy life? November 19, 2021
    Researchers presented new insights for improving the health span by just regulating the activity of a protein. A research group has identified a single amino acid change in the tumor suppressor protein phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) that dramatically extends healthy periods while maintaining longevity.
  • Mysteries of the aging Down syndrome brain November 15, 2021
    Molecular changes within the aging brains of individuals with Down syndrome could help explain why these individuals tend to develop Alzheimer's later in life, says new research.
  • Researchers discover new insights about tau proteins in people living with ALS November 15, 2021
    Investigators found elevated levels of tau and a phosphorylated form of the tau protein in brain tissue from deceased people who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and carried a mutation in the C9orf72 gene. The team also identified new genetic mutations in the tau gene that may exacerbate ALS onset or progression. Tau in the […]
  • Common blood pressure drug does not slow down the progression of more advanced Alzheimer’s, study finds November 15, 2021
    New research has shown the drug losartan, normally used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), is not effective in slowing down the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in people with mild-to-moderate disease after 12 months of treatment. However, the drug could still be of benefit if prescribed for longer and if given to people with […]
  • How surviving cancer as a child affects lifelong health November 15, 2021
    The researchers are now calling for these long-term health effects to be considered when young people and their families discuss treatment options with their healthcare team initially. The study found that people who survived cancer had five times as many GP or hospital visits relating to cardiovascular disease by age 45, as a matched control […]
  • For stem cells, bigger doesn’t mean better November 13, 2021
    A new study suggests that enlargement of stem cells contributes to age-related decline in function. The researchers found that blood stem cells, which are among the smallest cells in the body, lose their ability to perform their normal function -- replenishing the body's blood cells -- as they grow larger. When the cells were restored […]
  • Landmark study points to source of rapid aging, chronic inflammation in people living with HIV November 9, 2021
    In a groundbreaking study of people living with HIV, researchers found that elusive white blood cells called neutrophils play a role in impaired T cell functions and counts, as well as the associated chronic inflammation that is common with the virus.