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Rediscovering Venus to find faraway earths

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New 3-D display technology promises greater energy efficiencyNew 3-D display technology promises greater energy efficiency

Researchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiberResearchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber

Structure of an iron-transport protein revealedStructure of an iron-transport protein revealed

First step: From human cells to tissue-engineered esophagusFirst step: From human cells to tissue-engineered esophagus

Magnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny ways

Lift weights, improve your memory

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Myelin vital for learning new practical skillsMyelin vital for learning new practical skills

More physical activity improved school performanceMore physical activity improved school performance

Engineering new vehicle powertrainsEngineering new vehicle powertrains

Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red foxAround the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox

Study: New device can slow, reverse heart failureStudy: New device can slow, reverse heart failure

Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intoleranceGut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance

Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networksRecreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks

Laying the groundwork for data-driven scienceLaying the groundwork for data-driven science

Hold on, tiger momHold on, tiger mom

Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesNature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

Missing piece found to help solve concussion puzzleMissing piece found to help solve concussion puzzle

Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

Aging Bulletin - July 2012 Archives


Lower vitamin D could increase risk of dying, especially for frail, older adults (7/30/2012)

Lower vitamin D could increase risk of dying, especially for frail, older adultsA new study concludes that among older adults - especially those who are frail - low levels of vitamin D can mean a much greater risk of death.The randomized, nationally representative study found that older adults with low vitamin D levels had a 30 percent greater risk of death than people who had higher levels. ...> Full Article


Group yoga improves motor function and balance long after stroke (7/29/2012)

Group yoga improves motor function and balance long after stroke Group yoga can improve motor function and balance in stroke survivors, even if they don't begin yoga until six months or more after the stroke, according to "Post-Stroke Balance Improves With Yoga: A Pilot Study," published online July 26 in the journal Stroke. ...> Full Article


Yoga may help stroke survivors improve balance (7/28/2012)

Group yoga can help patients' balance improve long after a stroke. Yoga for chronic stroke patients appears to be cost effective and might help them become more active. ...> Full Article


A quarter of our very elderly have undiagnosed treatable heart problems, research reveals (7/26/2012)

The very oldest in our society are missing out on simple heart treatments which can prolong and improve their quality of life, Newcastle heart experts say. ...> Full Article


Elder abuse affects Latinos disproportionately (7/24/2012)

"Our study has revealed a much higher rate of elder abuse among the Latino community than had been previously thought," said Marguerite DeLiema of the USC Davis School of Gerontology, lead author of the study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. "This indicates that family solidarity within the Latino community does not necessarily protect older Latinos against elder abuse, as some research has suggested." ...> Full Article


A good night's sleep could keep you out of a nursing home (7/23/2012)

Fragmented or interrupted sleep could predict future placement in a nursing home or assisted living facility. ...> Full Article


Binge drinking increases the risk of cognitive decline in older adults (7/22/2012)

Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, will present the findings of a new study suggesting a link between binge drinking in older adults and the risk of developing dementia. ...> Full Article


Study shows how aging impairs immune response (7/20/2012)

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have uncovered one of the mechanisms by which aging may compromise the ability of the immune system to fight infections and respond to vaccines. The study, conducted in aging mice, shows that administering antioxidants may help reverse this loss of immune function. The findings were published online this month in the journal Cell Reports. ...> Full Article


Amnestic mild cognitive impairment doubles risk of death (7/19/2012)

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found that people with a form of mild cognitive impairment, a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease, have twice the risk of dying compared with cognitively normal people. Those with dementia have three times the risk. The findings are being presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver this week. ...> Full Article


Frail, older adults with high blood pressure may have lower risk of mortality (7/18/2012)

A new study suggests that high blood pressure is actually associated with lower mortality in extremely frail, elderly adults. ...> Full Article


Decline of immune system with aging may have a genetic cause (7/13/2012)

By examining fruit flies at two different stages of their lives -- youth and middle age -- a team of US scientists have discovered important insights that explain why our ability to ward off infection declines with age. Their findings that a completely different set of genes ward off infection at middle age than during youth are published in the July 2012 issue of the Genetics Society of America's journal, Genetics. ...> Full Article


Dangerous caregivers for elderly (7/12/2012)

A troubling new national study finds many agencies place potentially dangerous and vastly unqualified caregivers in the homes of vulnerable elderly people. The study found many agencies recruit random strangers off Craigslist and place them in the home of elderly people with dementia, don't do national criminal background checks or drug testing, lie about testing the qualifications of caregivers and don't offer training. ...> Full Article


Caffeine boosts power for elderly muscles (7/2/2012)

A new study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on June 30 has shown that caffeine boosts power in older muscles, suggesting the stimulant could aid elderly people to maintain their strength, reducing the incidence of falls and injuries. ...> Full Article


Menopausal women could 'work out' their hot flashes (7/1/2012)

Menopausal women who exercise may experience fewer hot flashes in the 24 hours following physical activity, according to health researchers. ...> Full Article


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