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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Greater Weight Loss During Aging Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Feb. 1, 2016 — Increasing weight loss per decade as people age from midlife to late life was associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a new ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Why does a Great Dane have a shorter lifespan than a pug? The answer lies in a complex relationship between energy usage and lifespan. That relationship is quickly being unraveled through the use of ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — When people turn about 80 years of age, approximately half of the body's proteins are damaged by oxidation. Oxidation occurs because of random chemical degradations that are associated with ... read more

Attitude to Aging Can Have a Direct Effect on Health, Researchers Confirm

Jan. 29, 2016 — Negative attitudes to aging affect physical and cognitive health in later years, confirm researchers. These latest findings have important implications for media, policymakers, practitioners and ... read more

The Harbingers of Aging

Jan. 29, 2016 — Researchers have detected age-dependent alterations in metabolism and gene regulation in middle-aged fruitflies, and show that these effects are linked to a reduction in lifespan, suggests a new ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Hearing loss, if left untreated, can lead to serious emotional and social consequences, reduced job performance and diminished quality of life. Untreated hearing loss also can interfere with ... read more

A Surprising New Role for ApoE Offers Explanation for Its Diverse Range of Effects, Particularly in Alzheimer's

Jan. 28, 2016 — Apolipoprotein E enters the nucleus and binds to promoter region of 1700 genes, report scientists. Seventy-five million Americans are ApoE4 carriers, putting them at increased risk for ... read more

Brain's 'Amplifier' Compensates for Lost Inner Ear Function

Jan. 28, 2016 — Researchers have described, for the first time, the adult brain's ability to compensate for a near-complete loss of auditory nerve fibers that link the ear to the brain. The findings suggest ... read more

Growth Factor in Brain Tied to Slower Mental Decline

Jan. 28, 2016 — Older people with higher amounts of a key protein in their brains also had slower decline in their memory and thinking abilities than people with lower amounts of protein from the gene called ... read more

Gene Study Points Towards Therapies for Common Brain Disorders

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have pinpointed the cells that are likely to trigger common brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and intellectual disabilities. The findings offer a ... read more

Diabetes, Heart Disease, Smoking Increase Risk of Death for Older Adults With Dementia

Jan. 27, 2016 — Older adults with dementia and diabetes have a significantly higher risk for death than do people with just dementia, research shows. People with dementia who smoked tobacco were also at a much ... read more

Sedentary Lifestyle Spells More Menopause Misery

Jan. 27, 2016 — Sedentary middle-aged Hispanic women in Latin America have significantly worse menopause symptoms than their active counterparts, shows a study of more than 6,000 women across Latin America. The ... read more

Inflammatory Changes in the Brain Twenty Years Before Alzheimer Onset

Jan. 27, 2016 — Roughly twenty years before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear, inflammatory changes in the brain can be seen, according to a new study. The findings of the researchers, who monitored ... read more

Study Details Source of Mental Problems Associated With MS

Jan. 26, 2016 — A study sheds new light on multiple sclerosis, specifically damage in the brain caused by the disease that may explain the slow and continuous cognitive decline that many patients experience. The ... read more

Disclosure of Incidental Genetic Findings Can Have Positive Impact for Patients

Jan. 26, 2016 — Providing unanticipated information about risk of coronary artery disease during a genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer's disease helped some participants cope with their results, and also ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Up to now Alzheimer’s disease has not been recognized as transmissible. Now researchers have demonstrated Alzheimer-type pathology in brains of recipients of dura mater grafts who died later from ... read more

Health and Thinking Skills Linked to Same Genes, Study Shows

Jan. 26, 2016 — Genes that influence people's health also shape how effectively they think, a study shows. Scientists found that genes associated with diseases including Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have begun to explore in earnest the concept of "mixed vascular dementia," but until recently there was no reliable animal model. When one expert discovered that a special diet ... read more

Toward More Predictive Genetic Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 25, 2016 — Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that leads to cognitive decline, dementia and ultimately death, mostly in the elderly. It’s already a huge health burden, and it’s getting ... read more

Key Mechanism Has Been Discovered Which Prevents Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 25, 2016 — Neurons communicate with one another by synaptic connections, where information is exchanged from one neuron to its neighbor. These connections are not static, but are continuously modulated in ... read more

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