Alzheimer's disease

UC scientists develop test to measure age-related Alzheimer's disease risk

First-of-its-kind score could promote earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Eyelashes UC San Diego

Beauty boosters: Medications with cosmetic benefits

Aging and skin conditions can be combatted in some surprising ways, says the director of UC San Diego Health.

Lou Gehrig UC Riverside

Researchers show how Lou Gehrig’s disease progression could be delayed

Study could lead to new drugs for spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease and some cancers.

UCSF dementia odor

Poor odor identification may be early warning for dementia

New study suggests olfactory testing might be a simple way to predict disease a decade before symptoms occur.

UC San Diego sedentary

Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging

Older women with low physical activity and 10 hours of daily sit time had even 'older' cells.

A national study aims to find out how exercise influences health.

How exercise influences health

UC researchers take part in national study to identify molecules that contribute to improved health.


Alzheimer’s and concussion-related CTE may spread in the brain via common mechanism

Research is first to suggest that chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a prion disease.

Brain activity UC Santa Barbara

Brain's memory strategies change as you age

Activity patterns shift over time without affecting recall, new research shows.

UCSF mouse embryos

Researchers put mouse embryos in suspended animation

Development has potential implications for assisted reproduction, aging and even cancer.

UC San Diego older mothers

Older first-time mothers are also more likely to live longer

Study finds that women giving birth for first time later in life increase chances of living to 90.