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Tag Archives: Aging
The U.S. ranks among the top five
Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Southern California have developed a new method to determine how well countries are caring for their elderly populations. The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Index of Societal Aging tool is composed of five … Continue reading
Research shows the compound can help reduce cellular senescence
A study recently published in the medical journal, Aging Cell, outlines how a compound known as rapamycin may help to suppress neurological damage. This research could lead to new therapeutic approaches to address neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. … Continue reading
Longest personality study ever shows differences in numerous categories
Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that peoples’ personality traits change over long periods of time, much like their physical appearance. The study, published in Psychology and Aging, is the longest personality study of all time. “Personality” can be … Continue reading
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
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