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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Aug. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing a drug that could boost levels of critical protective protein in brain. In the study, the team conducted tests in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease by raising the ... read more

Researchers Investigate Protein's Role in Cell Division

Aug. 23, 2016 — Scientists have taken a step toward translating the protein BubR1's function into a potential therapy for cancer. With this paper, authors begin the process of understanding how components of ... read more

Researcher Takes Close Look at 'Inflamm-Aging'

Aug. 23, 2016 — Scientists have investigated the role of the ghrelin receptor, growth hormone secretagogue receptor, or GHSR, in age associated adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance in ... read more

After a Fracture, It's Time to Rethink Medications

Aug. 22, 2016 — Gerontologists underscore the importance of reviewing patients' prescription medications in the wake of a fracture. Appearing alongside original research that finds few changes are made to ... read more

From Pollution to Caffeine Intake: Researcher Reveals Dementia Risks

Aug. 19, 2016 — Dementia strikes 47 million people worldwide. Yet scientists are still urgently trying to find why the disease affects some but not others. Among the findings from the latest research are that eating ... read more

Gene Associated With Age-Related Hearing Loss

Aug. 18, 2016 — A large screening program has identified several genes associated with age-related conditions including hearing loss, retinal degeneration and osteoarthritis. The animal study may lead to studies of ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Scientists reveal why people with the ApoE4 gene are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease. Late-onset Alzheimer's disease--the subset of the disorder occurring in people age 65 and ... read more

Researchers Working to Advance Aging Research

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers have published six manuscripts that map strategies for taking new drugs that target processes underlying aging into clinical trials. They believe that these agents hold promise for ... read more

Potential Therapeutic Target for Huntington's Disease

Aug. 16, 2016 — There is new hope in the fight against Huntington's disease. Scientists have discovered that changing a specific part of the huntingtin protein prevented the loss of critical brain cells and ... read more

Use of Feeding Tubes Decreases Among Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Dementia

Aug. 16, 2016 — Researchers examined feeding tube insertion rates from 2000-2014 among US nursing home residents with advanced ... read more

It's True: Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities

Aug. 16, 2016 — Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups, a new study confirms. The findings may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for ... read more

Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Protein Build-Ups Linked to Alzheimer's, Study Shows

Aug. 16, 2016 — A healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, research ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Too much of a short gene that normally has the tall order of helping the eye continuously clear fluid and regulate intraocular pressure appears instead to have the opposite effect and contribute to ... read more

Autophagy Under the Microscope as Never Before

Aug. 11, 2016 — We don't tend to wrap our recycling waste in bubble wrap but that's essentially what cells do during the cellular recycling process called autophagy. Researchers have viewed the earliest ... read more

Researchers Link Senescent Cells to Most Common Form of Arthritis

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells -- cells that accumulate with age and contribute to frailty and disease -- and osteoarthritis in ... read more

New Treatment Option for Alzheimer's Disease Possible, Say Researchers

Aug. 11, 2016 — A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory ... read more

Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Aug. 9, 2016 — The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a new ... read more

Helper Molecule Reverses Degeneration of Muscle in Mouse Model of Tissue Aging, Wasting

Aug. 9, 2016 — Maintaining proper levels of an essential helper molecule is crucial for optimal muscle function. Some athletes are already taking supplements to increase synthesis of this compound, called NAD, with ... read more

New Model Recreates Early Spread of Parkinson's Disease in the Brain

Aug. 8, 2016 — They're two of the biggest mysteries in Parkinson's disease research -- where does the disease start? And how can it be stopped early in the ... read more

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