- Lack Of D1 Receptor Leads To Slowness Of Movements In Parkinson's Disease
Dopamine deficiency in the basal ganglia (a set of subcortical structures) causes severe motor dysfunctions, such as slowness of movements (bradykinesia), as observed in Parkinson's disease. Dopamine binds D1 and D2 receptors that are expressed in th ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2015 - 7:30am
- Premature Birth Linked To Weaker Brain Connections
One of every nine infants in the United States is born early and, thus, with increased risk of cognitive difficulties, problems with motor skills, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders and anxiety. Babies born prem ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2015 - 11:18am
- Male And Female Hearts Don't Age The Same Way
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2015 - 7:38am
- Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability: It's Risky Business, Growing Old
Managing money can be difficult at any age but for older adults, changes in physical condition and life circumstances can lead to changes for the worse in financial behavior, putting their well-being in danger. Now those changes have been given a name: ag ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2015 - 7:39pm
- The Secret To Keeping A Younger Brain May Be Exercise
It is generally recognized that our physical fitness and our mental fitness are linked, especially as we get older, but how does being physically fit affect our aging brains? Neuroimaging studies, in which the activity of different parts of the brain can ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2015 - 9:30am
- Menopausez: Fluctuating Estrogen Increases Sensitivity To Stress, Depression
If you're feeling a little blue during the transition to menopause, there's good reason, according to a new study being reported online today in Menopause. The study suggests that the estradiol (a form of estrogen) fluctuation that is common dur ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2015 - 3:15pm
- Is Aging A Disease? New Classification Of Aging Called For
A recent paper explores the evolution of disease classification practices and the progress made since William Cullen's seminal Nosolagae Methodicae synopsis published in 1769. The paper discusses some of the additions to the ICD-10 including some of ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 11 2015 - 7:30am
- No Limits: Senior Citizens Can Still Burn Energy Like Tour De France Cyclists
It may feel like old age is slowing you down, but that is not the case for everyone. A new research program found that age is no obstacle to performing well. Even as well as elite cyclists. The Department of Biomedicine and the Center for Healthy Aging at ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2015 - 2:06pm
- Dietary Restriction, Circadian Rhythm, And Long Life
Dietary restriction enhances the expression of the circadian clock genes in peripheral tissue, according to research in Cell Metabolism which found that dietary restriction, induced by reducing protein in the diet, increased the amplitude of circadian clo ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2015 - 8:30am
- Transcriptional Drift Of Youth: Antidepressant Keeps Worms In Young Adulthood Longer
Living longer usually means a longer dotage, with more pills and disease risk for more decades rather than aging well. What would be better? Extended young adulthood, when we are at our primes. ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 2 2015 - 1:19pm