Aging

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Aging with vitality

New class examines how and why physical activity can work better than pills.

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To keep a sharp mind, start thinking of heart health in your 20s

Obesity, hypertension and high glucose in early adulthood may take a heavy toll on cognition late in life, UCSF-led study shows.

The goal of the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative is to move research for potential treatments for the disorder into early proof-of-concept clinical trials.

Could gene therapy halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? A first-in-human clinical trial will seek answers

Earlier animal studies suggest the restorative gene treatment may slow, prevent or reverse progression of the disorder.

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The 10 biggest (non-COVID!) science stories you might have missed in 2020

During any other year, these groundbreaking advances would have been big news. Here’s some of what you may have missed while you were busy washing your hands.

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Can eating mangoes reduce women’s facial wrinkles?

A pilot study shows eating mangoes — but not too many mangoes — may have promising results.

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Drug reverses age-related mental decline within days

Rapid rejuvenation in mice suggests physiological — and removable — blockages may be behind certain cognitive issues.

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Why you should never feel guilty about getting a good night’s sleep

UCLA researchers behind a new study on the human brain say ‘sleep is as important as food.’

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How we sleep today may forecast when Alzheimer’s disease begins

Get some more sleep — deep, restorative slumber may defend against virulent dementia.

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Older adults who can really smell the roses may face lower likelihood of dementia

Sensory perception in old age may be linked to cognition, UCSF study shows.

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Ready for a cognitive workout?

Joint UC Riverside-UC Irvine study seeks volunteers to assess memory training.

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