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Article ID: 694802

New Mechanism Essential for Eye Lens Development Identified

University of Delaware

A team led by a University of Delaware researcher has identified the protein essential for eye lens development and clear vision. Without the protein, eyes will form cataracts; with it, lens cells are cleared and ready to see. The work is providing fundamental new knowledge on the basic underlying mechanisms involved in eye development.

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Article ID: 694388

For Older Adults, a Better Diet May Prevent Brain Shrinkage

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 694676

California’s First Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department Arrives in La Jolla

University of California San Diego Health

The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla has been accredited as a geriatric emergency department by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation is the first of its kind and is part of an effort to improve the quality and standards of emergency care provided to the nation’s older patients.

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Exploring the Connection Between Diet, Gut Microbes and Cognitive Decline

Rush University Medical Center

Are abnormal intestinal microorganisms a risk factor for developing cognitive impairment? Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to answer that question with a new study that will explore how the intestinal microbiota – the bacteria in the intestine –influence the progression of cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Article ID: 694350

Laurie G. Jacobs, M.D. Named President of the American Geriatrics Society

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Laurie G. Jacobs, M.D., AGSF, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, where she also serves as a professor of medicine, was recently named president of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).

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Article ID: 694298

OSA in Older Adults: Often Present, Seldom Investigated

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Research finds more than half of Medicare beneficiaries have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but few have been assessed for the sleep disorder.

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Article ID: 694191

Depression Linked to Memory Problems and Brain Aging

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Depression in older adults may be linked to memory problems, according to a study published in the May 9, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also showed that older people with greater symptoms of depression may have structural differences in the brain compared to people without symptoms.

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