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More physical activity improved school performanceMore physical activity improved school performance

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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 2014 Archives


Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says (7/31/2014)

A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well. ...> Full Article


Motivation explains disconnect between testing and real-life functioning for seniors (7/29/2014)

A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why older adults show declining cognitive ability with age, but don't necessarily show declines in the workplace or daily life. One key appears to be how motivated older adults are to maintain focus on cognitive tasks. ...> Full Article


Rigid connections: Molecular basis of age-related memory loss explained (7/25/2014)

From telephone numbers to foreign vocabulary, our brains hold a seemingly endless supply of information. However, as we are getting older, our ability to learn and remember new things declines. A team of scientists around Dr. Antonio Del Sol Mesa from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg and Dr. Ronald van Kesteren of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have identified the molecular mechanisms of this cognitive decline using latest high-throughput proteomics and statistical methods. ...> Full Article


Fish oil supplements reduce incidence of cognitive decline, may improve memory function (7/23/2014)

Rhode Island Hospital researchers have completed a study that found regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults. The study examined the relationship between FOS use during the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative and indicators of cognitive decline. The findings are published online in advance of print in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia. ...> Full Article


Older adults nearly twice as likely to have memories affected by distractions (7/22/2014)

Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions. ...> Full Article


The millennial tofu surprise (7/11/2014)

While Tofu is considered a healthy source of protein, that's not why the Millennials are eating it, according to a new study to be presented at Tops Club Inc.'s annual International Recognition Days convention July 10th in Milwaukee. ...> Full Article


A healthy lifestyle adds years to life (7/10/2014)

A healthy lifestyle adds years to lifeLive longer thanks to fruit, an active lifestyle, limited alcohol and no cigarettes. This is the conclusion of a study by public health physicians at the University of Zurich who documented for the first time the impact of behavioral factors on life expectancy in numbers. The results are to be taken over into prevention and health counseling in primary care. ...> Full Article


Short sleep, aging brain (7/9/2014)

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia. ...> Full Article


Barriers prevent many older Americans from taking driving tests (7/8/2014)

As the American population continues to age, new research is showing significant barriers to evaluations important to the continued safety and competency of older drivers. ...> Full Article


Little or poor sleep may be associated with worse brain function when aging (7/7/2014)

Research published today in PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Warwick indicates that sleep problems are associated with worse memory and executive function in older people. ...> Full Article


What millennials want (7/2/2014)

Millennials, the generation after Generation X, born in the 1980s and 1990s, form their own demographic group, with their own unique tastes. According to a June 23rd panel at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food ExpoŽ in New Orleans, industry must keep up with Millennials high-speed, digital-age expectations, if they're going to gain and keep them as customers. ...> Full Article


Regional anesthesia cuts length of stay, mortality vs. general anesthesia in hip fracture surgery (7/1/2014)

Regional anesthesia cuts length of stay, mortality vs. general anesthesia in hip fracture surgeryPatients who received regional anesthesia during hip fracture surgery had moderately lower mortality and a significantly lower length of stay than those who received general anesthesia, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In a related study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week, the team also reported high rates of mortality and functional disability among nursing home residents treated for hip fracture. ...> Full Article


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