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January 28, 2020

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Biologists have explained for the first time why having a good night's sleep really could prepare us for the rigors of the ... read more
Scientists have identified specific biological pathways along which individuals age ... read more
Scientists have identified synergistic cellular pathways for longevity that amplify lifespan fivefold in C. elegans, a nematode worm used as a model in aging research. The ... read more
Scientists have shown that worms live longer lives if they produce excess levels of a protein, p62, which recognizes toxic cell proteins that are tagged for destruction. The ... read more
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Study Examines Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order ... read more

Drinking 1% Rather Than 2% Milk Accounts for 4.5 Years of Less Aging in Adults

A new study shows drinking low-fat milk -- both nonfat and 1% milk -- is significantly associated with less aging in ... read more

Protein Associated With Ovarian Cancer Exacerbates Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's

Scientists have identified a protein found in ovarian cancer that may contribute to declining brain function and Alzheimer's disease, by combining computational methods and lab ... read more

Speech-Disrupting Brain Disease Reflects Patients' Native Tongue

English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language impairment experience distinct kinds of speech and reading difficulties based on features of their native languages, according to new ... read more

Rejuvenating the Brain With Stem Cells

The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. The research group used a method to stimulate the small pool of neural stem cells that reside in the ... read more

Losing a Night of Sleep May Increase Blood Levels of Alzheimer's Biomarker

A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau -- a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease -- in their blood than ... read more

Lifestyle Choices Could Slow Familial Frontotemporal Dementia

A physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), even in people whose genetic profile makes the eventual development of the disease virtually ... read more

Take Heart: Study Reveals How Relaxin Targets Cardiovascular Disease

As a healthy heart ages, it becomes more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. Though researchers have discovered that relaxin, an insulin-like hormone, suppresses atrial fibrillation (AF), ... read more

Study of Cardiac Muscles in Flies Might Help You Keep Your Heart Young

Scientists restored the function of heart muscles in aging fruit flies, according to a newly published study. The genetic complex identified in the research could lead to new treatments for heart ... read more

Want to Turn Back Time? Try Running a Marathon

The new year means it's time to set resolutions for 2020 and new research suggests running a marathon for the first time could have several health benefits. The study found that for first-time ... read more

Hearing Develops in Tandem With Form and Function

New research reveals a key insight into the development of hair bundles, the intricately complex assemblies in the inner ear responsible for hearing. Researchers found that stereocilia, roughly 100 ... read more

Keep Exercising: New Study Finds It's Good for Your Brain's Gray Matter

A study provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume -- regions of the brain involved with cognitive ... read more

Alzheimer 'Tau' Protein Far Surpasses Amyloid in Predicting Toll on Brain Tissue

The results support researchers' growing recognition that tau drives brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease more directly than amyloid protein, and at the same time demonstrates the ... read more

Possible Dementia Vaccine Closer After Mice Studies

A vaccine to ward off dementia may proceed to clinical trials after successful animal testing. The research is looking to develop effective immunotherapy via a dual vaccine to remove 'brain ... read more

Objective Subtle Cognitive Difficulties Predict Amyloid Accumulation and Neurodegeneration

Researchers report that accumulating amyloid protein occurred faster among persons deemed to have 'objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties' (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered ... read more

Alzheimer's Study Shows Promise in Protecting Brain from Tau

A new study offers more reasons why the scientific community should be targeting tau in the search for an Alzheimer's ... read more

Are Herpes Virus Infections Linked to Alzheimer's Disease?

Researchers refute the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's ... read more

Paper-Based Test Could Diagnose Lyme Disease at Early Stages

After a day hiking in the forest, the last thing a person wants to discover is a tick burrowing into their skin. Days after plucking off the bloodsucking insect, the hiker might develop a rash ... read more

Changes in the Immune System Explain Why Belly Fat Is Bad for Thinking

Researchers have found for the first time that less muscle and more body fat may affect how flexible our thinking gets as we become older, and changes in parts of the immune system could be ... read more

How a Protein in Your Brain Could Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease

Research shows that white blood cells in the human brain are regulated by a protein called CD33--a finding with important implications in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... read more

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