Aging

Free Radicals Unresolved- The Elusive Cause Of Aging Remains Elusive

A few months ago, a Chinese team writing in Nature claimed to have found the cause for why organisms age, but a new group refuted a basic assumption of the Nature article.  ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2014 - 8:11am

Too Much Milk Linked To Higher Osteoporotic Fractures

A diet rich in milk products is promoted as strengthening bones and reducing the likelihood of osteoporotic fractures, but dairy lobby marketing aside, actual research related to the benefits of milk for the prevention of fractures or influence on mortali ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2014 - 9:56am

Aging Brains Aren't Necessarily Declining Brains

It's not all bad news for older brains. Credit: Shutterstock By Angela Gutchess, Brandeis University ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 31 2014 - 9:06am

Terminal Illness: The Top 5 Things To Talk About

What are the most important discussions to have among doctors, patients and families? It seems obvious to just ask but there is a gap between what patients would like and the care they actually receive, according to a paper in the Canadian Medical Associa ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2014 - 2:50pm

Postpone Brain Aging With A High-Fat Diet

There's a new reason not to go on a low-fat diet. The signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet, which opens up the possibility for treatment of patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.  When we ge ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2014 - 9:00am

Gender Bias In Osteoporosis Screening

Each year nearly 2,000,000 Americans suffer osteoporosis-related fractures but after it happens, 53 percent of women received Dual X-ray Absorptiometry, the preferred technique for measuring bone mineral density and therefore osteoporosis, compared with o ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2014 - 3:30pm

Supercentenarians- World's Oldest Living People Get Whole-Genome Sequences Published

17 genomes of supercentenarians, people living beyond 110 years of age, haven't led us any closer to discovering protein-altering variants significantly associated with extreme longevity, according to a study in PLOS ONE by Hinco Gierman from Stanfor ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2014 - 3:38pm

Vitamin B Doesn't Reduce Risk Of Memory Loss

Supplement marketers have been aggressively claiming that vitamin B12 and folic acid reduce the risk of memory loss, but a large study on long-term use of supplements found no benefits.    The study involved people with high blood levels of homocysteine, ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2014 - 6:30pm

Less Sex, More Veggies: How To Live A Longer More Miserable Life

If you want to know the secret to a longer life, look to reptiles. But you may not like the answer you find. There is a belief that a fast-paced lifestyle is damaging to health. Slowing down will not just be more relaxing, but also keep you around, finds a ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2014 - 12:21pm

Older Brains Retain Plasticity, Just In A Different Place

It is commonly believed that one key issue in brain again is that it becomes less flexible- plastic- and that learning may therefore become more difficult. A new study contradicts that and shows that plasticity did occur in seniors who learned a task well ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2014 - 11:59am