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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Alzheimer's Drug Prescribed Off-Label Could Pose Risk for Some

Feb. 25, 2017 — Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers ... read more

Regular Aerobic Exercise Beginning in Middle Age May Lessen Severity of Stroke in Old Age

Feb. 24, 2017 — Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in ... read more

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Detected With Brain Training Game

Feb. 24, 2017 — Researchers demonstrated the potential of a self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game for remotely detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI), without the need for an examiner, ... read more

Anti-Aging Gene Identified as a Promising Therapeutic Target for Older Melanoma Patients

Feb. 23, 2017 — An anti-diabetic drug can inhibit the growth of melanoma in older patients by activating an anti-aging gene that in turn inhibits a protein involved in metastatic progression and resistance to ... read more

Mindfulness Shows Promise as We Age, but Study Results Are Mixed

Feb. 21, 2017 — Mindfulness is all the rage, but studies on the elderly have so far been mixed. More investigation is needed to determine how best to apply mindfulness in that population, a new review has ... read more

Stem Cells Collected from Fat May Have Use in Anti-Aging Treatments

Feb. 17, 2017 — Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells -- such as fibroblasts from the skin -- and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms ... read more

Vitamin B3 Prevents Glaucoma in Laboratory Mice

Feb. 16, 2017 — In mice genetically predisposed to glaucoma, vitamin B3 added to drinking water is effective at preventing the disease. The vitamin administration was surprisingly effective, eliminating the vast ... read more

Solving the Puzzle of Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new study examines if a compound called AC253 can inhibit a 'rogue' protein called amyloid. The protein is found in large numbers in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and is ... read more

Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Exceeding Ten Years May Protect from Dementia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study. The study explored the association ... read more

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Face Many Serious Health Problems Besides Paralysis

Feb. 16, 2017 — Spinal cord patients are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia; life-threatening blood clots; bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction; constipation and other gastrointestinal problems; ... read more

New Understandings of Cell Death Show Promise for Preventing Alzheimer’s

Feb. 14, 2017 — Currently, the predominant theory behind Alzheimer’s disease is the “amyloid hypothesis,” which states that abnormally increased levels of amyloid beta (A?) peptides outside of brain cells ... read more

Imbalance of Calcium in a Cell's Energy Factory May Drive Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 14, 2017 — Calcium in the mitochondria -- the energy factory of cells -- may be one of the keys to understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Researchers have now identified how an ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — The older we get, the more our brain ages. Cognitive abilities decline and the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease or having a stroke ... read more

Children of Patients With C9orf72 Mutations Are at a Greater Risk of Frontotemporal Dementia or ALS at a Younger Age

Feb. 14, 2017 — The most common genetic cause of the brain diseases frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a mutation in the C9orf72 gene. Researchers have demonstrated that if an ... read more

New Findings Reveal Health, Aging Experiences of LGBT Older Adults Across Nation

Feb. 13, 2017 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have released new findings this month on the health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults in the ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — New research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The loss of motor function and mental acuity associated with Huntington's disease might be treatable by restoring a cellular quality control process, which researchers have identified as a key ... read more

'Anti-Aging' Hormone Could Unlock New Treatments for Kidney and Heart Disease

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study has found that patients with diabetes suffering from the early stages of kidney disease have a deficiency of the protective 'anti-aging' hormone, ... read more

Alzheimer's May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease

Feb. 10, 2017 — Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick, say researchers. These findings ... read more

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