Aging

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New blood test could make Alzheimer’s diagnosis easier than ever

A simple screen may soon be able to detect two common forms of dementia — Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal dementia — and tell them apart.

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Scientists discover switch that controls chronic inflammation and aging

This could help treat or even reverse the development of conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer.

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Have you found meaning in life? Your answer influences your health and well-being

A new study examines meaning in life and its relationship with physical, mental and cognitive functioning.

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Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia

‘We can reverse brain aging,’ says UC Berkeley biologist Daniela Kaufer.

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Exploring how lipids and cholesterol relate to Alzheimer’s

Though the motor proteins they study may be tiny, professor Jing Xu and her students could make a huge contribution to the study of the disease.

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Escaping Alzheimer’s

One woman’s resistance to genetic, early-onset Alzheimer’s may hold the key to future therapies.

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An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer's disease

A unique neurological signature not previously identified in patients may provide a path to new, more successful trials.

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Unmasking concussion with a simple blood test

A blood test that costs a fraction of the price of a brain scan may flag concussion in patients that pass CT tests.

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Why grandpa and grandma should be playing video games

Online brain exercises can help seniors multitask as well as people 50 years younger.

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Alzheimer's gene may impact cognition before adulthood

A new finding suggests a gene linked to Alzheimer's may also be associated with lower IQ scores in childhood.

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