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Alzheimer's Disease Works Differently in Patients With and Without Down Syndrome, Study Shows

Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation -- considered a key component of AD-- is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD.

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Writing Program with Student Interaction Creates Sense of Purpose for Seniors

A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Scientists Identify Protein That Sustains Heart Function Into Old Age

Now research conducted in fruit flies, rats and monkeys by scientists at Johns Hopkins, UC San Diego, and other institutions reveals that levels of a protein called vinculin increase with age to alter the shape and performance of cardiac muscle cells — a healthy adaptive change that helps sustain heart muscle vitality over many decades.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Identify a Potential New Treatment for Osteoporosis

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a new therapeutic approach that, while still preliminary, could promote the development of new bone-forming cells in patients suffering from bone loss.

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As Baby Boomers Age, Do Their Decisions Get Better or Worse?

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As an economic and political force, researchers say that older adults hold a tremendous amount of social power. A new West Virginia University study is examining what factors contribute to older adults’ decisions.

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Trending Stories Report for 3 June 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: aging & genetics, cancer, treatment for kidney disease, healthcare & wellbeing, environment, welcoming new leaders.

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UF Study Shows Benefits of Multi-Tasking on Exercise

Who says you can’t do two things at once and do them both well?

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Natural Variants in Genetic System That Affects Aging Found in New UAB Study

A study of the rapid evolution of the insulin-signaling molecular network that regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism and aging lays important groundwork for future studies.