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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Sep. 3, 2015 — A study has found bile acids may prolong survival in models of prion disease. The study examines the use of two bile acids as possible therapeutic treatments for prion disease. The research found ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Genes are not only important for regular memory performance, but also for the development of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have now identified a specific group of genes that plays a central ... read more

Safety of Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualization in Darker Skin Types

Aug. 27, 2015 — Microfocused ultrasound treatment to tighten and lift skin on the face and neck appeared to be safe for patients with darker skin types in a small study that resulted in only a few temporary adverse ... read more

HIV Testing Among Older Adults Is Declining, Despite CDC Recommendation

Aug. 26, 2015 — In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that most doctors should automatically screen all their patients, including older adults, for HIV even if they don't exhibit ... read more

Awareness of Memory Loss May Decline Two-Three Years Before Dementia Onset

Aug. 26, 2015 — People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study. The study also found that ... read more

Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mental Flexibility in Older Adults

Aug. 24, 2015 — One day soon, doctors may determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain. Physically fit people tend to have larger brain volumes and more intact white matter than their ... read more

Anti-Aging Tricks from Dietary Supplement Seen in Mice

Aug. 21, 2015 — The dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid can stimulate telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens chromosomes' protective caps, with positive effects in a mouse model of atherosclerosis, scientists ... read more

Experts Claim Number of People With Dementia in Some Western European Countries Could Be Stabilizing

Aug. 20, 2015 — A group of leading experts on the epidemiology of dementia state that the number of people with dementia -- both new cases and total numbers with the disease -- in some Western European countries is ... read more

Nine Risk Factors May Contribute to Two-Thirds of Alzheimer's Cases Worldwide

Aug. 20, 2015 — Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available ... read more

The First Steps of Sun Protection: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

Aug. 20, 2015 — According to new research, some parents are not taking the proper steps to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet ... read more

Saliva Test for Stress Hormone Levels May Identify Healthy Older People With Thinking Problems

Aug. 19, 2015 — Testing the saliva of healthy older people for the level of the stress hormone cortisol may help identify individuals who should be screened for problems with thinking skills, according to a ... read more

Researchers Report on Hurricane Sandy's Mental Health Impact on Older Adults

Aug. 18, 2015 — Strong neighborhood relationships reduced the incidence of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the Northeast ... read more

Mothers Give More Than They Receive When Family Struck by Major Illness

Aug. 18, 2015 — Mothers provide more support to adult children with a serious health condition than to their other children, according to new research. It’s a situation that can put older mothers in a vulnerable ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — For some, TOR may bring to mind a Celtic mountain or perhaps an Internet privacy group. In the world of molecular biology it's a cellular pathway that's found in everything from yeast to ... read more

Imaging Study Looks at Brain Effects of Early Adversity, Mental Health Disorders

Aug. 17, 2015 — Adversity during the first six years of life was associated with higher levels of childhood internalizing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in a group of boys, as well as altered brain ... read more

How Others See Our Identity Depends on Moral Traits, Not Memory

Aug. 17, 2015 — We may view our memory as being essential to who we are, but new findings suggest that others consider our moral traits to be the core component of our identity. Data collected from family members of ... read more

Dream of Feeling Less Tired? The Trick Comes With Age

Aug. 17, 2015 — The elderly are doing something right. New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests our older community sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the ... read more

Can Your Brain Control How It Loses Control?

Aug. 14, 2015 — A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain -- with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. The results open up new areas of research ... read more

Young Minds Think Alike; Older People Are More Distractible

Aug. 14, 2015 — Age is believed to change the way our brains respond and how its networks interact, but studies looking at these changes tend to use very artificial experiments, with basic stimuli. To try to ... read more

Higher Intelligence Score Means Better Physical Performance

Aug. 14, 2015 — New research reveals a distinct association between male intelligence in early adulthood and their subsequent midlife physical performance. The higher intelligence score, the better physical ... read more

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