Aging

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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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How dogs actually age (and what that tells us about how we do)

Understanding how dogs age can help us fight human 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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