Updated : Nov 14, 2019 in Research Articles

Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links between self-reported regular use of…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Research Articles

In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity’s role in human longevity

The brain’s neural activity—long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy—also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led…

Updated : Oct 11, 2019 in Research Articles

Rutgers study examines smoking status, health conditions in older Chinese American men

NEW BRUNSWICK (Oct. 11, 2019) –– Cigarette smoking has long been known to cause lung cancer, but older Chinese American men are at an even…

Updated : Oct 05, 2019 in Research Articles

Same Receptor, Different Effect: Research Uncovers New Sex-specific Factor in CV Disease

Estes Park, Colo. (October 5, 2019)—A common receptor may serve differentiated roles related to aging-associated cardiovascular disease (CV) in males and females. Jennifer DuPont, PhD,…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

How the Eyes Might Be Windows to the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) begins to alter and damage the brain years — even decades — before symptoms appear, making early identification of AD risk paramount…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

MULTICOMPONENT HOME-BASED TREATMENTS IMPROVE MOBILITY IN OLDER ADULTS AFTER HIP FRACTURE

Each year more than 260,000 older Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures, a debilitating injury that can severely and permanently impact mobility. Researchers at the…

Updated : Sep 09, 2019 in Research Articles

New drug may protect against memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease

BUFFALO, N.Y. ­– A new drug discovered through a research collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Tetra Therapeutics may protect against memory loss, nerve…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Research Articles

The pet effect: FSU researchers find furry friends ease depression, loneliness after spousal loss

As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Research Articles

Poor Oral Health Linked to Cognitive Decline, Perceived Stress, Rutgers Studies Find

Oral health is an essential part of psychological well-being and overall health in older adults. Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Most people over age 50 say they're ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven't taken key…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ageing research to accelerate with experimental validation in AI-powered drug discovery

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, London, UK: The Biogerontology Research Foundation salutes its Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor Alex Zhavoronkov on leading a team of researchers…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Body’s ageing process accelerated by DNA changes, study suggests

DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, research suggests. Such alterations - known as…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Diet’s effect on gut bacteria could play role in reducing Alzheimer’s risk

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sept. 3, 2019 - Could following a certain type of diet affect the gut microbiome - the good and bad bacteria that…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?

When bare skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D, which is needed by our bodies to absorb calcium and ensure strong, healthy bones.…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Bigger spend, same end: Post-hospital care study suggests ways to save Medicare money

Picture a woman in her 60s, in the hospital after a heart attack or a hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Poor diet causes blindness in a young ‘fussy eater’

Below please find summaries of new articles that will be published in the next issue of Annals of Internal Medicine . The summaries are not…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Enzyme known for promoting cancer found to also protect healthy cells

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for the enzyme telomerase. Telomerase's only known role…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Center for BrainHealth Develops Groundbreaking Biomarker to Predict Cognitive Change in MS

DALLAS (August 30, 2019) - Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, recently completed a study that assessed…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

It’s never too late to start exercising, new study shows

Older people who have never taken part in sustained exercise programmes have the same ability to build muscle mass as highly trained master athletes of…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Speaking at The Physiological Society's Extreme Environmental Physiology conference next…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Expert Pitch

FSU experts available to comment on healthy aging

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual national observance to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Florida State University faculty are among…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Research Articles

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

HIV-positive New Yorkers are living longer but still dying from underlying infection, not just from

A review of the autopsy reports of 252 men and women who died of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in New York City between 1984 and…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

The role of a single molecule in obesity

A single cholesterol-derived molecule, called 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC), lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don't eat a diet filled…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Behavioral therapy, physical strengthening may prevent disability in minority elders

BOSTON - A randomized controlled trial of a new disability prevention intervention, called Positive Minds-Strong Bodies (PMSB), indicates that improving coping skills and physical strengthening…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Research Articles

Memory Loss and Dementia an Understudied Yet Widespread Phenomena Among Older Chinese Americans

New Brunswick, NJ (August 26, 2019) - The U.S. Chinese population is growing – and graying – rapidly! From 2000 to 2010, the Chinese American…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Memory loss, dementia an understudied yet widespread phenomenon among Chinese Americans

The U.S. Chinese population is growing - and graying - rapidly! From 2000 to 2010, the Chinese American population aged 65 and over grew at…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Elderly have poor prognosis after recovery in long-term acute care hospitals

While long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are designed to help patients recover and regain independence, fewer than 1-in-5 older adults who were transferred to such…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

New evidence that optimists live longer

(Boston)--After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), National Center for PTSD at…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grant awarded to MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D.

BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that James A. Coffman, Ph.D. , has received a two-year grant totaling $166,000 from the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

High-fat diet in utero protects against Alzheimer’s later, Temple team shows in mice

(Philadelphia, PA) - A high-fat diet can carry health risks, but for mothers-to-be, it may make all the difference when it comes to Alzheimer's disease…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Runaway mitochondria cause telomere damage in cells

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2019 - Researchers at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center provide the first concrete evidence for the long-held belief that sick mitochondria pollute the…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms

LA JOLLA--(August 23, 2019) The ability to edit genes in living organisms offers the opportunity to treat a plethora of inherited diseases. However, many types…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Research to use human-vehicle collaboration to improve trust in autonomous vehicles

Orono, Maine -- A $500,000 National Science Foundation research grant to the University of Maine to study self-driving vehicles aims to make the transportation of…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Think declining mental sharpness ‘just comes with age’? Think again, say experts

Declining mental sharpness "just comes with age," right? Not so fast, say geriatrics researchers and clinicians gathered at a prestigious 2018 conference hosted by the…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

How memories form and fade

Why is it that you can remember the name of your childhood best friend that you haven't seen in years yet easily forget the name…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Lower levels of dietary vitamins and antioxidants are linked to frailty in older adults

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have shown in the largest study to date that lower levels of…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density

CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 21, 2019)--The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possible effect…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s disease development identified

Irvine, Calif. -- Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting,…

Updated : Aug 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Free Rides Could Lead to Better Health Outcomes for Seniors

LOS ANGELES – Better access to on-demand transportation could help older adults miss fewer medical appointments as well as reduce their social isolation to improve…

Updated : Aug 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Free Rides Could Lead to Better Health Outcomes for Seniors

LOS ANGELES – Better access to on-demand transportation could help older adults miss fewer medical appointments as well as reduce their social isolation to improve…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Online brain games can extend in-game ‘cognitive youth’ into old age, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 19, 2019 – A University of California, Irvine-led study has found that online brain game exercises can enable people in their 70s and…

Updated : Aug 14, 2019 in Announcement

Rush University Medical Center Joins National Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative

(CHICAGO) – Rush University Medical Center has joined the national movement to improve health care for older adults by becoming the only hospital in Illinois…

Updated : Aug 12, 2019 in Research Articles

POOR FIT BETWEEN JOB DEMANDS, REASONING ABILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS

WASHINGTON -- Older workers whose reasoning abilities no longer allow them to meet the demands of their jobs may be more likely to develop chronic…

Updated : Aug 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Rutgers Releases Comprehensive Report on How Cultural Factors Affect Chinese Americans’ Health

Since 2011, the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), the most extensive epidemiological cohort study of Chinese older adults in the United States, has…

Updated : Aug 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Rutgers Releases Comprehensive Report on How Cultural Factors Affect Chinese Americans’ Health

Since 2011, the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), the most extensive epidemiological cohort study of Chinese older adults in the United States, has…

Updated : Aug 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Rutgers Releases Comprehensive Report on How Cultural Factors Affect Chinese Americans’ Health

Since 2011, the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), the most extensive epidemiological cohort study of Chinese older adults in the United States, has…

Updated : Aug 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Rutgers Releases Comprehensive Report on How Cultural Factors Affect Chinese Americans’ Health

Since 2011, the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago (PINE), the most extensive epidemiological cohort study of Chinese older adults in the United States, has…

Updated : Aug 05, 2019 in Announcement

UNC Center for Aging and Health Receives $3.75 Million Grant to Integrate Geriatrics throughout NC Primary Care Practices

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The UNC School of Medicine’s Center for Aging and Health has received a five-year, $3.75 million grant from the Health Resources…