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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 - November 2013 Archives


Active component from wine-processed Fructus corni inhibits hippocampal neuron apoptosis (11/30/2013)

Active component from wine-processed Fructus corni inhibits hippocampal neuron apoptosisThis finding, published in the Neural Regeneration Research, provides theoretical evidence for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease with 5-hydroxymethylfurfural extracted from wine-processed Fructus corni and lays the foundations for clinical prevention and treatment of oxidative injury-related diseases in the brain. ...> Full Article


Why do stroke patients show poor limb motor function recovery? (11/29/2013)

Why do stroke patients show poor limb motor function recovery?Why do stroke patients show poor limb motor function recovery? ...> Full Article


How can we measure the value and impact of orthopaedic care? (11/28/2013)

A recent article published in JBJS Reviews, "Measuring Value in Orthopaedic Surgery," demonstrates that "value" in healthcare is not a nebulous concept within orthopaedics and can be defined as a simple economic ratio: healthcare outcomes achieved per dollar spent. ...> Full Article


PCBs still affecting our health decades later (11/27/2013)

Although PCBs have been banned in the United States since 1979, University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine researcher Maryse Bouchard has found that higher levels of the toxin was associated with lower cognitive performance in seniors. ...> Full Article


Regular physical activity in later life boosts likelihood of 'healthy aging' up to sevenfold (11/26/2013)

It's never too late to get physically active, with even those starting relatively late in life reaping significant health benefits, finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. ...> Full Article


Fungus-fighting drug may make mild flu meaner (11/22/2013)

Mice given a drug commonly used in patients to fight systemic fungal infections more often succumb to what would otherwise be a mild case of the flu. The evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports on November 21st shows that the drug called Amphotericin B, which has an estimated $330 million in sales around the world each year, can render a protein important for antiviral defense ineffective in both cells and mice. ...> Full Article


For many older adults, vision prescription differs between eyes (11/22/2013)

Follow-up in older adults shows a high rate of anisometropia, or differing levels of visual abnormalities between eyes, reports a study in Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. ...> Full Article


Excessive testosterone raises mortality risk in older men (11/21/2013)

Older men whose testosterone levels were neither low nor high tended to live longer, according to new research accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. ...> Full Article


Odds of rehospitalization of cognitively impaired varies by discharge destination (11/20/2013)

An Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute study demonstrates that cognitive impairment is not independently associated with rehospitalizations and that this relationship is modified by discharge destination. ...> Full Article


Early surgery for hip fractures in older adults may improve outcomes (11/19/2013)

Early surgery for hip fractures in older people may substantially improve outcomes for patients, according to the results from a randomized controlled trial in Canadian Medical Association Journal. ...> Full Article


Exercise training is effective as 'prehabilitation' before surgery in an elderly population (11/16/2013)

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing assessment and exercise training in an elderly population is safe and well tolerated, according to the results of a new feasibility study, conducted in the UK. ...> Full Article


Research may improve early detection of dementia (11/14/2013)

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer's disease. ...> Full Article


When care is omitted -- new research on a taboo topic (11/13/2013)

Registered nurses in hospitals often lack the time for nursing care activities, such as comfort or talk with patients or educating patients and relatives. A study by the Institute of Nursing Sciences at the University of Basel shows that all European countries are affected, but variability in these and other important aspects of nursing care between and within countries was found. The results have been published in the journal "BMJ Quality & Safety". ...> Full Article


Obese older women at higher risk for death, disease, disability before age 85 (11/12/2013)

Obesity and a bigger waist size in older women are associated with a higher risk of death, major chronic disease and mobility disability before the age of 85, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. ...> Full Article


Research reveals roles for exercise and diet in aging, depression (11/11/2013)

New studies released today underscore the potential impact of healthy lifestyle choices in treating depression, the effects of aging, and learning. The research focused on the effects of mind/body awareness, exercise, and diet, and was presented at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. ...> Full Article


Natura Therapeutics product shown to improve decision making skills in older adults (11/9/2013)

A human clinical study of older adults has demonstrated that participants who took NutraStem Cardio, a natural dietary supplement created by Natura Therapeutics, Inc., showed a significant increase in cognition when compared to age-matched individuals taking a placebo. The study, Nutraceutical Intervention Improves Older Adults' Cognitive Functioning, has been published online ahead of print in the journal Rejuvenation Research. Natura Therapeutics is a University of South Florida startup and incubator company. ...> Full Article


Speaking a second language may delay different dementias (11/9/2013)

In the largest study on the topic to date, research shows that speaking a second language may delay the onset of three types of dementias. The research is published in the Nov. 6, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...> Full Article


Exercise program in senior centers helps reduce pain and improve mobility of participants (11/8/2013)

Exercise program in senior centers helps reduce pain and improve mobility of participantsA study presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting shows the benefits of an exercise program offered by Hospital for Special Surgery in senior centers in New York City's Chinatown and in Flushing, Queens. ...> Full Article


Better use of lighting in hospital rooms may improve patients' health (11/7/2013)

A new study suggests that changing the lighting patterns in hospital rooms so that they're more aligned with normal sleep-wake cycles could help patients feel better with less fatigue and pain. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the findings point to a simple and inexpensive way to potentially improve patient care. ...> Full Article


Exercise programs could help to prevent fall injuries in older people (11/6/2013)

Exercise programs designed to prevent falls in older adults also appear to prevent injuries caused by falls, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. ...> Full Article


Oregon researchers say supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacements (11/5/2013)

Oregon researchers say supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacementsTwenty grams of essential amino acids taken twice daily for a week before and for two weeks after knee-replacement surgeries helped 16 patients, mean age 69, recover faster and with much less muscle atrophy than a control group ingesting a placebo. ...> Full Article


NIH funds development of novel robots to assist people with disabilities, aid doctors (11/4/2013)

NIH funds development of novel robots to assist people with disabilities, aid doctorsThree projects have been awarded funding by the National Institutes of Health to develop innovative robots that work cooperatively with people and adapt to changing environments to improve human capabilities and enhance medical procedures. Funding for these projects totals approximately $2.4 million over the next five years, subject to the availability of funds. ...> Full Article


Copious community-associated MRSA in nursing homes (11/4/2013)

More than one quarter of residents of 26 nursing homes in Orange County, California carry community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which spread more easily, and may cause more severe infection than MRSA traditionally associated with healthcare facilities, according to a paper published in the November 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. ...> Full Article


3 new centers to focus on enhanced geriatric social work training (11/3/2013)

The Hartford/GSA National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence has named Hunter College, the University of Southern California, and the University of Washington as the newest locations of Hartford Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work. Among these centers' many activities, they will focus on building relationships with local health and social service professionals, and form regional consortia of social work field agencies serving older adults to support skill-building opportunities for personnel. ...> Full Article


Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless (11/2/2013)

Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homelessMilitary veterans who report having common financial problems, such as bouncing a check or going over their credit limit, are four times more likely to become homeless in the next year than veterans without such problems. ...> Full Article


Flu shot halves risk of heart attack or stroke in people with history of heart attack, study finds (11/2/2013)

The flu vaccine may not only ward off serious complications from influenza, it may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by more than 50 percent among those who have had a heart attack, according to new research led by Dr. Jacob Udell, a cardiologist at Women's College Hospital and clinician-scientist at the University of Toronto. ...> Full Article


Retirement expert: Financial planning important for non-retirees, too (11/1/2013)

Retirement expert: Financial planning important for non-retirees, tooUniversity of Illinois law professor Richard L. Kaplan says older workers delaying retirement or putting it off entirely should carefully consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans. ...> Full Article


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