Category: Aging

Higher inflammation in older age is linked to lower bone density

Although inflammation can arise from infection or injury, chronic inflammation can occur in older age due to ageing processes in the immune...

AIDS and aging focus of research study

When the general public thinks of HIV, they do not think of a neurological disease, yet people living with HIV infection know they need to...

Study: Exercise mitigates genetic effects of obesity later in life

If you’re up there in age and feel like you can coast as a couch potato, you may want to reconsider. A new study suggests, for the first...

Memory processes depend on protein ‘off-switch’ – could lead to new Alzheimer’s treatments

Memory, learning and cognitive flexibility depend on a protein ‘off-switch’ in the brain, according to a breakthrough discovery made by...

Molecule may give rise to new osteoporosis treatments

A molecule promoting blood vessel growth in bone can create an environment suitable for bone-building, representing a potential target for...

X-ray laser opens new view on Alzheimer proteins

Graphene enables structural analysis of naturally occurring amyloids. On the ultra-thin, extremely regular layer of graphene, the fibrils...

Scientists identify a way to increase the lifespan of fruit flies

One of the major goals of scientists is to increase the longevity of humans. Our lifespan has been increasing for a long time, but we all...

Obesity is shifting cancer to young adults

Image via pxhere, CC0 Public Domain Obesity can also alter a young person’s likelihood of developing cancer later in life A Case Western...

Mathematicians devise new model to study endovascular aneurysm sealing

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a mathematical model that has the potential to improve the performance of...

Once-Mysterious ‘Atacama Skeleton’ Illuminates Genetics of Bone Disease

The skeleton, discovered in a leather pouch behind an abandoned church, was pristine: a tiny figure, just six inches long, with a...