- Alzheimer's: Tau, Not Amyloid, Is The Primary Driver
An examination of over 3,600 postmortem brains has concluded that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer's disease. That means amyloid, the other toxic protein that characterizes Alz ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2015 - 3:04pm
- When Is It Dementia Rather Than Just Old Age?
As we age, our bodies biologically are going to perform less efficiently. There are no 60-year-old shortstops in major league baseball, we can injure more easily and our brains slow down as well. We often won't have the memory or cognitive processing ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2015 - 9:17am
- Science From The Year In Space Mission Could Help Your Grandparents
NASA has sent an astronaut to the International Space Station to stay there for a year. ...
Article - The Conversation - Mar 29 2015 - 10:22am
- Rate Of Living Theory: Why Lemurs Won't Increase Our Lifespan
When Jonas the fat-tailed dwarf lemur died recently in captivity at the ripe age of 29 years, he was the oldest known of his species. But Jonas not only outlasted members of closely related lemur species held in captivity; he also lived much longer than s ...
Article - The Conversation - Apr 5 2015 - 1:03pm
- Sarcopenia: Creating Diagnostic Criteria For Age-Related Muscle Loss
Osteoporosis is a medical condition characterized by bones becoming brittle and fragile. Age-related loss in muscle mass and strength is considered analogous to osteoporosis but this “sarcopenia” is not recognized as a clinical condition even though it is ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2015 - 1:47pm
- Preserve Memory Using Arts And Crafts (Computers Too)
In the developed world, we are aging rapidly. People age 85 and older make up the fastest growing age group in the United States and in other countries that trend will also increase. Aging and aging well are not always the same thing, though, and issues l ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2015 - 4:06pm
- People Are Aging More Slowly Than We Think
Faster increases in life expectancy do not necessarily produce faster population aging, a counterintuitive finding that came as a result of applying new measures of aging developed at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in ord ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2015 - 7:30am
- Half Of U.S. Elderly Now Taking Aspirin
A national survey suggests that slightly more than half of the older adults in the United States are now taking a daily dose of aspirin, even though its use is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for most people who have not yet had a hear ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 21 2015 - 8:00am
- Cardiovascular Risk Factors And Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Overlap
Researchers have found genetic overlap between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and two significant cardiovascular disease risk factors: high levels of inflammatory C-reactive protein (CRP) and plasma lipids or fats. The findings, based upon genome-wide asso ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 20 2015 - 5:20pm
- Arginine Deprivation May Be A Potential Cause For Alzheimer's
Some studies find that the immune system, which protects our bodies from foreign invaders, plays a part in Alzheimer's disease, though the actual role of immunity in the disease is a mystery. A new Duke University study in mice suggests that in Alzhe ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2015 - 9:55am