Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend life span. Protein REST, previously shown to protect aging brains from dementia and other diseases, emerges as a key player in molecular cascade related to aging.
Gentle jolts of alternating current to the brain restored the waning working memories of older adults (aged 60 to 76 years old) to performance levels seen in younger adults (aged 20 to 29)—at least for a little under an hour.
The researchers were able to reverse the aging process of some old human cells by delivering a specific molecule to their mitochondria, the structures within cells where energy is produced.
A study tracked 10,000 British civil servants' health over many years. Using a sample of 6,506 aged between 45 and 68, scientists compared how reasoning, memory, and eloquence changed over a period of 10 years.
The inhabitants will be all men and women suffering from Alzheimer. Residents of the village will be able to shop in a small supermarket, go to the hairdressers, local brasserie, library, gym and even a little farm.
Older adults who take an antioxidant that specifically targets mitochondria see age-related changes in blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, a new study shows.
US Scientists managed to identify the gene that caused Alzheimer’s disease. Not only that, but they also managed to neutralize the gene so that it did not lead to Alzheimer’s development.
An extensive, seven-year study has revealed that consistent meditation over the course of a lifetime may help a person maintain attentiveness and reduce the extent of cognitive decline.
UK study reports that the number of older people diagnosed with four or more diseases will double between 2015 and 2035.
Aging is mathematically inevitable - like, seriously inevitable. There's logically, theoretically, mathematically no way out according to evolutionary biologists.
While far from an anti-aging cure, injections of ‘master regulator’ stem cells show promise in fighting symptoms of frailty.
People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.
German researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process. They have identified that genes belonging to a process called autophagy promote health and fitness in young worms but drive the process of ageing later in life.