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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Protein Primes Mouse Stem Cells to Quickly Repair Injury, Study Finds

Apr. 18, 2017 — Like drag car racers revving their engines at the starting line, stem cells respond more quickly to injury when they've been previously primed with one dose of a single protein, according to a ... read more

Understanding Money Reduces Worry About Old Age

Apr. 14, 2017 — People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years. They are also able to face off later-life's dilemmas with ease. As the first ... read more

Cognitive and Psychosocial Function of Retired Professional Hockey Players

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have reported on the most comprehensive neuropsychological study of retired professional ice hockey players to date. They found that the alumni involved in the study, most of whom played ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Inflammation increases with age and is a strong risk factor for death in the elderly, but the underlying cause has not been clear. A new study reveals that gut microbes are one of the culprits behind ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Aging in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an inherent biological program by which the lifespan of each species is more or less predetermined. ... read more

Role of Vascular Disease in Development of Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 11, 2017 — Among adults who entered a study more than 25 years ago, an increasing number of midlife vascular risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking, were ... read more

Maternal Stress During Pregnancy Could Influence the Biological Clock for Aging

Apr. 11, 2017 — The stress that some mothers experience during their pregnancies could influence the genetic makeup their babies are born with and, eventually, lead to premature biological ageing and associated ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — An unexpected role for a protein has been found, involved in the DNA repair mechanism. The protein SHPRH not only helps to fix mistakes generated during DNA replication, but also contributes to the ... read more

Common Sedatives Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in People With Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 10, 2017 — Commonly used sedatives called benzodiazepines are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia when used in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a ... read more

Grey Hair Linked With Increased Heart Disease Risk in Men

Apr. 8, 2017 — Grey hair has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease in ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Researchers have identified a molecular switch that converts skin cells into cells that make up blood vessels, which could ultimately be used to repair damaged vessels in patients with heart disease ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Pudgy roundworms storing a particular type of fat live longer than their more svelte counterparts, according to a new ... read more

New Function Discovered for Compound That May Help Slow Aging

Apr. 5, 2017 — Researchers have found that a compound called rapamycin has unusual properties that may help address neurologic damage such as Alzheimer's disease, and reduce the cellular senescence associated ... read more

How Insulin-Producing Cells Show Their Age

Apr. 5, 2017 — This research opens up an entirely new set of questions about the development of type 2 diabetes. Scientists show that known diversity in beta cells may be driven by differently aged beta cell ... read more

Biological Age-Predicting 'Epigenetic Clock' for Studying How to Extend Lifespan

Apr. 5, 2017 — In order to measure and test the effects of interventions in the lab, investigators have developed an age-predicting clock designed for studies in mice. The new clock accurately predicts mouse ... read more

Sodium Citrate Spray Could Temporarily Restore Sense of Smell

Apr. 5, 2017 — A substance commonly used to treat bladder issues could temporarily treat people who have lost their sense of smell, according to new ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — The brains of SuperAgers (those 80 years old and older whose memories are as sharp as healthy people in their 50s and 60s) shrink much slower than their age-matched peers, resulting in a greater ... read more

Majority of Incontinence Treatments Deliver Poor Results

Apr. 4, 2017 — Surgery is the most reliable method of treatment for incontinence – curing the condition in just over eight in ten cases; other types of treatment, meanwhile, do not deliver the same kind of ... read more

Psychiatric Disorders Do Not Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Apr. 4, 2017 — Psychiatric disorders do not increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. However, the prevalence of psychiatric diagnoses increased before the Alzheimer’s diagnosis, ... read more

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