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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Older People Who Use Hearing Aids Still Report Hearing Challenges

Jan. 7, 2019 — A high proportion of older people with hearing aids, especially those with lower incomes, report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services, according to a new ... read more

First-in-Human Trial of Senolytic Drugs Encouraging

Jan. 7, 2019 — Researchers publish the first data on the treatment of an age-related disease with drugs called senolytics. The results in patients with deadly idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are encouraging and ... read more

Fungi Cause Brain Infection and Impair Memory in Mice

Jan. 4, 2019 — Researchers report that the fungus Candida albicans can cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger an inflammatory response that results in the formation of granuloma-type structures and temporary ... read more

Obese Mice Lose Anxiety When 'Zombie Cells' Exit Their Brain

Jan. 3, 2019 — Researchers have shown in mice that obesity increases the level of 'zombie' or senescent cells in the brain, and that those cells, in turn, are linked to anxiety. When senolytic drugs are ... read more

Pre-Medicare Years Bring Health Insurance Worries for Many

Jan. 3, 2019 — With the dawn of a new year, most Americans have just started a new health insurance coverage period -- whether they receive their coverage through a job, buy it themselves or have a government plan. ... read more

Living a Stronger and Longer Life: What Scientists Are Learning from Worms

Jan. 2, 2019 — Research has uncovered a cause of declining motor function and increased frailty in tiny aging worms -- and a way to slow it ... read more

To Head Off Late-Life Depression, Check Your Hearing

Jan. 2, 2019 — A new study of elderly Hispanics found that hearing loss increased the risk of depression ... read more

Dec. 31, 2018 — Helping the immune system clear away old cells in aging mice helped restore youthful ... read more

Breaking Down AGEs: Insight Into How Lifestyle Drives ER-Positive Breast Cancer

Dec. 28, 2018 — Consumption of processed foods high in sugar and fat increase levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Researchers report that AGE levels are higher in patients with estrogen receptor ... read more

Better Mouse Model Built to Enable Precision-Medicine Research for Alzheimer's

Dec. 27, 2018 — Incorporating genetic diversity into a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular and clinical features of this pervasive human disease, according ... read more

Dec. 26, 2018 — Some dermal fibroblasts can convert into fat cells that reside under the dermis, giving skin a youthful look and producing peptides that fight infections. Researchers show how this happens and what ... read more

Air Pollution in Mexico City Is Associated With the Development of Alzheimer Disease

Dec. 21, 2018 — A new study heightens concerns over the evolving and relentless Alzheimer's pathology observed in young Metropolitan Mexico City (MMC) ... read more

What Helps People Live Well With Dementia

Dec. 21, 2018 — Psychological aspects, such as optimism, self-esteem, loneliness and depression were closely linked to ability to optimize quality of life and wellbeing in both people with dementia and carers. ... read more

Human Mortality 'Plateau' May Be Statistical Error, Not Hint of Immortality

Dec. 20, 2018 — Human error, not human biology, largely accounts for the apparent decline of mortality among the very old, according to a new report. The result casts doubt on the hypothesis that human longevity can ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Protein Clumps Damage Cells in Parkinson's

Dec. 20, 2018 — Research into the root cause of Parkinson's aims to advance work on a disease-modifying ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — An ultrasensitive test has been developed that detects a corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition found in athletes, military ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers analyzed skin cells from the very young to the very old and looked for molecular signatures that can be predictive of age. By applying machine-learning algorithms to these biomarkers, ... read more

New Brain Changes in Early Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers have discovered new changes occurring in the human brain in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers used a multiomic approach to determine RNA, protein, and ... read more

Tau Protein Suppresses Neural Activity in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 19, 2018 — A study sheds new light on how the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease -- amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles containing the protein tau -- produce their damaging effects in the ... read more

Delivery Method Associated With Pelvic Floor Disorders After Childbirth

Dec. 19, 2018 — Research has demonstrated that vaginal childbirth substantially increases the probability a woman will develop a pelvic floor disorder later in ... read more

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