Aging

Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging

A new study is the first to show that while the impact of life’s stressors accumulate over time and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.

Aging brain influenced by experiences throughout life

Cognitive impairment may have more to do with such factors as socioeconomic status and less to do with race or ethnicity.

‘Trust hormone’ helps old muscle work like new

Researchers find that oxytocin — a hormone associated with maternal nurturing, social attachments, childbirth and sex — is indispensable for healthy muscle maintenance and repair.

How to erase a memory – and restore it

Researchers have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events; development may bolster Alzheimer's research.

Smarts and long life, thanks to this gene

A common form of a gene already associated with longevity also improves learning and memory.
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Young blood reverses brain aging

Study shows cognitive improvements in old mice when connected to the circulatory system of younger rodents.

New test detects Parkinson's-like disorder in young adults

Early signs of neurodegenerative ailment, normally not detected till middle age, now can be seen in adults as young as 30.

Experts question routine mammograms in elderly

Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients.

Older adults: Build muscle and you'll live longer

New research suggests that it's greater muscle mass — not a good body mass index — that makes older Americans less likely to die prematurely.

Blood test reveals Alzheimer's risk

Participants in UC Irvine’s Orange County Aging Study took part in breakthrough research project.

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