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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Enigmatic Molecules Maintain Equilibrium Between Fighting Infection, Inflammatory Havoc

Aug. 24, 2016 — Special RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs are key controllers for maintaining immune health when fighting infection or preventing inflammatory disorders. The discovery offers a potential drug ... 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

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

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

Working, Volunteering Could Reduce Disablement in Seniors, Study Finds

Aug. 8, 2016 — Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Women's decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new study in mice. This is the first study to ... read more

Greater Production of 'Feeling Full' Hormone Could Be Responsible for Weight Loss

Aug. 5, 2016 — A study that might hold the key to why octogenarians are prone to losing weight has been ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Elongated fibers (fibrils) of the beta-amyloid protein form the typical senile plaques present in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. A research team has simultaneously succeeded in ... read more

Light Shed on Gender Differences in Diabetes and Aging

Aug. 4, 2016 — All's not fair in love and glucose intolerance -- overweight men (and mice) are more prone to get type 2 diabetes than are overweight women (and mice). No one has known why -- until now. ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new ... read more

Study Suggests 'Use It or Lose It' to Defend Against Memory Loss

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers have identified a protein essential for building memories that appears to predict the progression of memory loss and brain atrophy in Alzheimer's patients. Their findings suggest ... read more

New Dementia App Helps Memory Loss Patients Find Memories

Aug. 3, 2016 — People suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of age-related dementia sometimes have trouble recognizing friends and family or knowing what to talk about when they visit. A new app offers to ... read more

New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings showed that the biochip test, which allows ... read more

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