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Cancer, Leukemia, Stem Cells, Hematology, Aging, Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia, sAML

Researchers Find a New Way to Identify and Target Malignant Aging in Leukemia

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a particularly problematic disease that typically afflicts older patients who have often already experienced a bout with cancer.

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Sanford Health, Ndsu, Seed Grant, Human Nutrition, Weight Management, Diet, Protein Intake, muscular health, Aging, Physical Activity, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Probiotic, Bariatric Surgery

NDSU, Sanford Health Select Human Health Research Grant Recipients

Three research projects have received $250,000 in seed funding from the Sanford Health NDSU Collaborative Seed Grant program.

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Atheroclerosis, Cardiovascular Disease, High Blood Pressure, Amyloid Beta, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Physiology

Stiff Arteries Linked with Memory Problems, Mouse Study Suggests

Using a new mouse model, researchers have found that stiffer arteries can also negatively affect memory and other critical brain processes. The findings, which may eventually reveal how arterial stiffness leads to Alzheimer’s and other diseases involving dementia, will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference.

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Psoriasis, Dermatology, Dermatologic Conditions, Dermatologic Diseases, Skin Diseases, Skin Disorders

The Medical Minute: Clearing Up Common Myths About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a much-misunderstood disease, often kept under wraps by sufferers who want to hide their skin lesions. This week, Dr. Sara Ferguson, a dermatologist at Penn State Medical Group in State College, separates fact from myth about psoriasis and the various treatment options.

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Aging, Death & Dying, Medicine And Health, Public Health, Quality of life

How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations for Old Age Matter

Why do some people want to live a very long time, while others would prefer to die relatively young? In a latest study, a team of researchers including Vegard Skirbekk, PhD, at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, investigated how long young and middle-aged adults in the United States say they want to live in relation to a number of personal characteristics. The results showed that more than one out of six people would prefer to die younger than age 80, before reaching average life expectancy. There was no indication that the relationship between preferring a life shorter or longer than average life expectancy depended on age, gender or education.

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Aging, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Wisdom, Well-being

Graying but Grinning: Despite Physical Ailments, Older Adults Happier

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While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: They seem to consistently get better over time.

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Aging, Aging and Disease, Biology, Evolution, genetics and aging, Minorities, Medicine And Health

Resolving the 'Hispanic Paradox'

A new paper co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara researcher reveals that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings, published in the current issue of Genome Biology, may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.

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Family, Friends, Mortality, Health, Death, Relationships, Social Networks, Marriage, Sociology, Aging

Relationships with Family Members, but Not Friends, Decrease Likelihood of Death

For older adults, having more or closer family members in one’s social network decreases his or her likelihood of death, but having a larger or closer group of friends does not, finds a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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University of Washington, Twins, Twins Studies, Demography, Mortality and longevity, Mortality, Social Support

Twins, Especially Male Identical Twins, Live Longer

Analysis of almost 3,000 pairs of Danish twins shows that they live longer than the general population. The authors believe it reflects the benefits of lifelong social support.

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Aging and Cancer, Environmental Health, Health Professionals, Medicine & Health, Public Health

Face Changing Technology Showing Sun Damage Is Most Effective at Promoting Sun Safe Behavior

In a new study published today in the journal Cogent Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the way sun safe messages are conveyed to young women, and found that visual communication using technology to age participant's faces to emphasis sun damage and premature ageing is most effective.

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Aging, Gerontology, Age-related Diseases, age-related illnesses, Disabililty, Chronic Disease, Stroke, Heart Disease, Cancer, Dementia, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Blindness, Frail Elderly, Frailty, Elderly, Elder Care, elder health, Lifespan, lifespan and aging

Advancements in Aging Research Target Multiple Age-Related Diseases

Articles published today by UAB and its Geroscience Network collaborators explore new interventions in aging processes as part of an effort to increase the healthy, independent years of life for the elderly.

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Mayo Clinic, Collaborators Working to Advance Aging Research

Mayo Clinic, along with other members of the Geroscience Network, has published six manuscripts that map strategies for taking new drugs that target processes underlying aging into clinical trials. Researchers believe that these agents hold promise for treating multiple age-related diseases and disabilities. The articles appear today in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A – Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.

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Latino Health, Hispanic paradox, Aging, Youth, Biological Clock, Epigenetics, DNA, Ethnicity & Disease

It's True: Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities

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A UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.

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alzheimer disease, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer, Mediterranean Diet, diet and aging, exercise and aging, Exercise, Beta-amyloid Plaque, Beta Amyloid, Tau Protein

Diet and exercise can reduce protein build-ups linked to Alzheimer’s, UCLA study shows

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A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior has found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. In the study, 44 adults ranging in age from 40 to 85 (mean age: 62.6) with mild memory changes but no dementia underwent an experimental type of PET scan to measure the level of plaque and tangles in the brain. Researchers also collected information on participants’ body mass index, levels of physical activity, diet and other lifestyle factors. Plaque, deposits of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid in the spaces between nerve cells in the brain; and tangles, knotted threads of the tau protein found within brain cells, are considered the key indicators of Alzheimer’s.

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Olympics, Aging

Age Is Just a Number! 43 Year Old Wins Third Olympic Gold Medal. Experts Discuss Impact of Aging on Performance

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HDL, Longevity

Intermediate HDL Cholesterol Levels May Be Best for Longevity

• In a large study of male veterans, both low and high HDL cholesterol levels were associated with higher risks of dying compared with intermediate levels, forming a U-shaped curve. • The beneficial properties of HDL cholesterol were attenuated, but remained significant, in the presence of kidney disease.

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Blood Pressure, Longevity

Strict Blood Pressure Control May Provide Long-Term Benefits for Patients with Kidney Disease

• In long-term analyses of 2 clinical trials that included patients with chronic kidney disease, a lower blood pressure target than the currently guideline-recommended goal of 140/90 mm Hg was safe and associated with protection against premature death

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Arthritis, Aging, Osteoarthritis, Senescent cells

Mayo Clinic Researchers Link Senescent Cells to Most Common Form of Arthritis

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have reported a causal link between senescent cells — cells that accumulate with age and contribute to frailty and disease — and osteoarthritis in mice.

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Dental, Dentist, Seniors, Senior, care, Health, oral, Teeth, Aging, Elder, Hygiene, Older, Adult

Four Tips for Aging Teeth

Oral health tips about caring for your teeth as you age, provided by Dr. Larry Williams of the Academy of General Dentistry.

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diet and aging, Diet and Body Weight, Memory & Cognitive Processes, Mental Health, Mediterranean Diet

Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet can slow down cognitive decline.







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