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Scientists Discover Gene That Determines How Fast Your Brain Will Age

The effects of TMEM106B kick in once a person reaches the age of 65

A new study conducted by Columbia University Medical Center Researchers and published this week in the journal Cell Systems identifies a gene that seemingly dictates how fast a brain ages.  The gene, called TMEM106B, begins to effect the brain once … Continue reading

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Confronting Loneliness in the Elderly

Research shows that social isolation is damaging to our health

As the world’s population ages, the number of elderly Americans who live alone has increased every year. Today, about one in three of the 46 million seniors who live in the community lives alone. That number increases to one in … Continue reading

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Why Aging Might Become a Thing of the Past

Scientists have found a way to reverse aging in mice and rejuvenate their cells.

With the aftermath of the holiday season still sliding off of my shoulders, I vaguely recall the conversations of my older relatives around the dinner table.  Each story began with the familiar phrase, “I remember when I was your age,” … Continue reading

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“Hospice matters. The end of life deserves as much beauty, care and respect as the beginning.”

-- Anonymous
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Geriatric Emergency Departments Focus Exclusively on Seniors

Many U.S. hospitals open emergency rooms designed to treat the elderly

Over the first decade of the 21st century, the number of Americans over the age of 65 increased at a faster rate than at any other time in U.S. history, reaching over 40 million as of 2010. At the same … Continue reading

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Study May Reveal Why Women Often Outlive Men

"Natural Killer" cells more active in women than men into senior years

In virtually all parts of the world, women live longer than men. This discrepancy has been remarkably consistent for centuries, yet science has thus far been unable to determine why it exists. Now, a study reported in the multidisciplinary journal Mechanisms of … Continue reading

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