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July 12, 2020

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Glowing Worms Provide Live-Action Movies of the Body's Internal Scaffolding

Researchers have made the first time-lapse movies of the sheet-like mesh that surrounds and supports most animal tissues. While the thin layer of extracellular matrix known as the basement membrane ...

Brain Benefits of Exercise Can Be Gained With a Single Protein

A little-studied liver protein may be responsible for the well-known benefits of exercise on the aging brain, according to a new study in mice. The findings could lead to new therapies to confer the ...
Researchers demonstrate in an animal model that age-related frailty and immune decline can be halted and even partially reversed using a novel cell-based ...

Why Do Arteries Age? Study Explores Link to Gut Bacteria, Diet

Eat a slab of steak and your resident gut bacteria get to work immediately to break it down. But new research shows that a metabolic byproduct, called TMAO, produced in the process can be harmful to ...
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Key Role of Immune Cells in Brain Development

Researchers have identified how specific brain cells interacting during development could be related to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including some that occur later in ...

Gene Yields Insights Into the Causes of Neurodegeneration

Cornell researchers including Fenghua Hu, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and member of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, are taking a closer ...

Response to Stimulation in IVF May Predict Longer Term Health Risks

A follow-up study of almost 20,000 young women who had a first cycle of IVF in Denmark between 1995 and 2014 indicates that those who responded poorly to treatment, with few eggs collected, are at a ...

Why Are the Offspring of Older Mothers Less Fit to Live Long and Prosper?

In a new study in rotifers (microscopic invertebrates), scientists tested the evolutionary fitness of older-mother offspring in several real and simulated environments, including laboratory culture, ...

Does Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Increase Risk of Dementia?

There's good news for people with Parkinson's disease. A new study shows that deep brain stimulation may not increase the risk of developing ...

New Research Paves Way for Developing Therapies That Could Slow Down Alzheimer's

Neuroscientists and stem cell researchers have developed a research model that allows studying human hippocampal neurons, the brain cells primarily affected by Alzheimer's disease ...

Protein in Mitochondria Appears to Regulate Health and Longevity

A new study is the first to demonstrate that a tiny protein, humanin, has a big impact on health and longevity in both animals and ...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Doubling in Dementia Risk

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is linked to a more than doubling in the risk of developing dementia, finds new ...

Alzheimer's: New Gene May Drive Earliest Brain Changes

A newly discovered Alzheimer's gene appears to drive the first appearance of amyloid plaque in the brain, and could lead to new therapies that prevent the disease from ...

Signs of Being Prone to Adult Diabetes Are Already Visible at Age 8 Years Old

Early signs of being more susceptible to type 2 diabetes as an adult can be seen in children as young as 8 years old, decades before it is likely to be diagnosed, according to a new ...

The Rate We Acquire Genetic Mutations Could Help Predict Lifespan, Fertility

Differences in the rate that genetic mutations accumulate in healthy young adults could help predict remaining lifespan in both sexes and the remaining years of fertility in women, according to ...

Not Smoking and Being Socially Active Keys to Longevity

Researchers have discovered some of the secrets to longevity with new research revealing not smoking and being social engaged throughout older age are common traits of New Zealand ...

New Insights Into Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers looking at mouse models found impaired functional interactions between the hippocampus and the parietal cortex during the memory replay period, which may yield new insights into ...

Seeing Corneal Degeneration in a New Light

The molecular changes that lead to Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) occur decades before the disease causes blurry vision and other noticeable symptoms in patients, new research ...

Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age, suggests a new study. New research suggests that people who live in highly walkable, mixed-age ...

Exercise Offers 'Profound' Benefits for Friedreich's Ataxia, Research Suggests

Well-timed exercise programs may slow the progression of Friedreich's ataxia, which robs patients of their ability to walk, new research ...

Disrupted Circadian Rhythms Linked to Later Parkinson's Diagnoses

Older men who have a weak or irregular circadian rhythm guiding their daily cycles of rest and activity are more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new ...

Multi-Ethnic Study Suggests Vitamin K May Offer Protective Health Benefits in Older Age

A new, multi-ethnic study found adults aged 54-76 with low circulating vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those with adequate levels, suggesting vitamin K may offer ...

A new study reveals that replacing half of the blood plasma with a mixture of saline and albumin reverses signs of aging and rejuvenates muscle, brain and liver tissue in old mice. The research team ...

Artificial Intelligence Estimates Peoples' Ages

Wrinkles, furrows, spots: a person's aging process is accompanied by tell-tale signs on their face. Researchers have developed an algorithm that interprets these features very ...

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