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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

Apr. 26, 2016 — The Allen Institute for Brain Science has announced major updates to its online resources available at brain-map.org, including a new resource on Aging, Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury. The ... read more

Hearing Impairment Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 22, 2016 — A review of studies of possible linkages between type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment concludes there is compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system, and that clinicians should ... read more

Researchers Find Moderate Vascular Risk in Southwest Native Population

Apr. 21, 2016 — A relatively low prevalence of vascular risk has been reported among participants of the Southwest Heart Mind Study, especially among those treated for hypertension and hyperlipidemia despite ... read more

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Report Feeling Middle-Aged

Apr. 21, 2016 — Do survivors of childhood cancer return to normal health as they grow up? New research finds young adult survivors of childhood cancer, age 18-29, report health-related quality of life that resembles ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or 'Wellderly,' has revealed a higher-than-normal presence of genetic variants offering ... read more

HIV Infection Prematurely Ages Humans by an Average of 5 Years

Apr. 21, 2016 — Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity because it is self-paced, low impact and does not require equipment. Researchers have ... read more

Early Abnormalities of Alzheimer's Disease: It Takes 2 (Proteins) to Tango

Apr. 20, 2016 — For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer's disease. Which one is the driving force ... read more

Half of Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents Go to Hospital ED Regardless of Cognitive Status

Apr. 19, 2016 — Almost half of long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an ED over course of a year regardless of cognitive status. Only about a third of these individuals were ... read more

Investigating Plasma Levels as Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 18, 2016 — The first detailed study of relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides, cognitive function and the measures studying the size of brain, which shrinks with Alzheimer's ... read more

Turn Off Per2, Turn on Healthy Aging

Apr. 18, 2016 — Due to a loss of functionality in hematopoietic stem cells, immune defects occur during aging. Now, researchers have identified gene Per2, whose deletion leads to a stabilization of the number of ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Older adults might want to avoid a using class of drugs commonly used in over-the-counter products such as nighttime cold medicines due to their links to cognitive impairment, a research team has ... read more

Demand for Radiotherapy Will Rise Substantially Over Next Ten Years

Apr. 18, 2016 — The demand for radiotherapy across all European countries will increase by an average of 16% between 2012 and 2025, with the highest expected increase being for prostate cancer cases (24%), according ... read more

Sarcopenia (Loss of Muscle) Which Affects Up to 20 Percent of European Seniors, May Increase 63 Percent by 2045

Apr. 16, 2016 — Sarcopenia is a disease associated with the ageing process. Hallmark signs of the disorder are loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform ... read more

Americans Live Longer but With Disabilities or Health Issues, Study Shows

Apr. 15, 2016 — Americans are living longer but in poorer health, according to a new study. The study examined life expectancy trends and disability rates in a 40-year period, from 1970 to 2010. The analysis of US ... read more

Study Reveals Substantial Reductions in Years Lived Without Disability and Overall Life Expectancy for Men and Women With Diabetes

Apr. 14, 2016 — New research shows that men and women with diabetes (both types) face not only reduced overall life expectancy, but also higher numbers of years living with disability compared to those people ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have confirmed the long-standing hypothesis that as people age, they accumulate gene mutations in their mitochondria -- cells' energy source. The team has ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Scientists studying the biology of aging have found dozens of genes common to worms, flies, mice and humans that are all affected by the same family of ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — New research has discovered that one protein, called PITRM1, which is found in mitochondria, otherwise known as the powerhouses of the cell, may be involved in the development of Alzheimer's ... read more

Children of Older Mothers Do Better

Apr. 12, 2016 — The benefits associated with being born in a later year outweigh the biological risks associated with being born to an older ... read more

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