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December 7, 2019

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Some stress at a young age could actually lead to a longer life, new research in ... read more
Wrinkles on the skin of a microscopic worm might provide the key to a longer, healthier life for humans. Working with Caenorhabditis elegans, a transparent nematode found in ... read more
Scientists have used single-cell RNA analysis to find that supercentenarians -- meaning people over the age of 110 -- have an excess of a type of immune cell called cytotoxic ... read more
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be ... read more
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Improving Blood Vessel Health in Brain May Help Combat Alzheimer's

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or ... read more

Novel MRI-Guided Ultrasound Treatment Destroys Prostate Cancer

A novel MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study. Researchers said the incision-free technique ... read more

Hydromethylthionine Could Slow Cognitive Decline: Minimum Dose

Researchers have reported unexpected results of a pharmacokinetic analysis of the relationship between treatment dose, blood levels and pharmacological activity of the drug hydromethylthionine on the ... read more

Consistent Gene Changes in Alzheimer's Disease Across Studies

A comparison of mouse Alzheimer's disease models shows changes in the number of cells and the genes they express remain consistent throughout all stages of the ... read more

Cancer Patients Are at Higher Risk of Dying from Heart Disease and Stroke

The largest and most comprehensive study looking at deaths from cardiovascular disease among patients with 28 types of cancer with over 40 years of data has shown that more than one in ten cancer ... read more

Probing the Role of an Inflammation Resolution Sensor in Obesity and Heart Failure

After heart attack injury, ALX/FPR2 is activated by resolvin D1 in immune cells in the spleen and in immune cells at the heart attack site. This speeds expedited resolution of the heart attack ... read more

Research Reveals No Link Between Statins and Memory Loss

Over 6 years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of ... read more

Possible New Treatment Strategy Against Progeria

Progeria is a very rare disease that affects about one in 18 million children and results in premature aging and death in adolescence from complications of cardiovascular disease. In a study on mice ... read more

New Finding Offers Possibility for Preventing Age-Related Metabolic Disease

A study has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a finding that could offer new treatment possibilities for improving metabolic health, thereby reducing the likelihood ... read more

Many Patients With iNPH Develop Alzheimer's Disease, Too

Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The researchers were able to predict the ... read more

Long-Term Blood Pressure Variation and Risk of Dementia

Scientists report that people who experienced substantial changes in blood pressure over the long term were at greater risk of dementia than those who did ... read more

Anthrax May Be the Next Tool in the Fight Against Bladder Cancer

Researchers have come up with a way to combine the anthrax toxin with a growth factor to kill bladder cancer cells and ... read more

Older Adults Find Greater Well-Being in Smaller Social Networks, Study Finds

Are younger adults who cultivate numerous connections with friends, families and acquaintances through online social networks any happier than older adults who have smaller circles of face-to-face ... read more

Rapamycin Prevents Age-Related Brain Vascular Deterioration in Rats

A newly released study found that rats of advanced age, treated with the drug rapamycin, maintained superior blood flow to the brain compared to younger, untreated rats. The treated rats also ... read more

Researchers Link Specific Protein Mutations to Ataxia Disease Symptoms

Medical researchers have linked the specific biochemical changes to a protein called CHIP to specific disease characteristics of patients with a wide range of rare disorders. The research shows it is ... read more

Study Examines Depression in the Last Year of Life

Depression impacts quality of life at all life stages, but little is known about the factors related to depression in the last year of life. A recent study found that 59.3% of individuals had ... read more

Unique Case of Disease Resistance Reveals Possible Alzheimer's Treatment

Defying the odds, an individual at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease remained dementia-free for many years beyond what was anticipated. A new study led researchers to suggest that a ... read more

Are We 'Brainwashed' During Sleep?

A new study illustrates that the brain's cerebrospinal fluid pulses during sleep, and that these motions are closely tied with brain wave activity and blood flow. It may confirm the hypothesis ... read more

Heavy Smoking Causes Faces to Look Older

'Smoker's Face,' a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco ... read more

Epidemic of Deaths Due to Heart Failure Underway in US

Deaths due to heart failure are increasing in the United States, particularly among the over-age-65 ... read more

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