Tag Archives: Aging

The Cognitive neuroscience of healthy aging

Human neuroimaging research on cognitive aging has brought significant advances to our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying age-related cognitive decline and successful aging. However, interpreting age-related changes and differences in brain structure, activation, and functional connectivity is an ongoing … Continue reading

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Loneliness may be due to increasing aging population

Despite more elderly baby boomers, today’s adults are not lonelier than similar-aged counterparts from prior generations, study says Despite some claims that Americans are in the midst of a “loneliness epidemic,” older people today may not be any lonelier than … Continue reading

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What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it altogether would be the ultimate elixir to achieve eternal youth. Is brain aging a slippery slope … Continue reading

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Better Brain aging through Diet

I have spent a lot of time writing about the benefits of exercise for the brain as well as the body. Herewith info from the Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter on what I can only call food for thought. Currently … Continue reading

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Brain – From Developing to Aging

Neurons develop through delicate and carefully choreographed processes that take place while an embryo grows. Signaling molecules “turn on” certain genes and “turn off ” others, initiating the formation of immature nerve cells. During the next stage — cell division also called proliferation — the pool of early-stage brain … Continue reading

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Breakthrough scientific discoveries no longer dominated by the very young

Scientists under the age of 40 used to make the majority of significant breakthroughs in chemistry, physics and medicine – but that is no longer the case, new research suggests. A study of Nobel Laureates from 1901 to 2008 in these … Continue reading

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Old human cells rejuvenated in breakthrough discovery on ageing

A new way to rejuvenate old cells in the laboratory, making them not only look younger but start to behave more like young cells, has been discovered by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Brighton. A team led Professor … Continue reading

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Persistent metabolic youth in the aging female brain

Sex differences influence brain morphology and physiology during both development and aging. Here we apply a machine learning algorithm to a multiparametric brain PET imaging dataset acquired in a cohort of 20- to 82-year-old, cognitively normal adults (n = 205) to define their metabolic … Continue reading

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How Muscles Age, and How Exercise Can Slow It

Researchers untangle the multifarious nature of muscle aging. So far, the only reliable treatment is exercise. To you readers over age 30, we’ve got some bad news for you. Chances are good you’ve already begun losing muscle. And it only … Continue reading

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How Muscles Age, and How Exercise Can Slow It

Researchers untangle the multifarious nature of muscle aging. So far, the only reliable treatment is exercise. To you readers over age 30, we’ve got some bad news for you. Chances are good you’ve already begun losing muscle. And it only … Continue reading

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