Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH:
- Drug combo removes senescent cells, restores cell growth in obese mouse model—The senolytic drug combination of dasatinib and quercetin cleared senescent cells from obese mice in a study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota funded by NIA.
- Common genetic disorder found to cause serious disease and disability with age—Celtic Curse, a condition that causes people to absorb too much iron, is found to be more serious than previously thought, but easily detected through medical and blood tests.
- Does intensive blood pressure control reduce dementia?—Intensive lowering of blood pressure did not significantly reduce dementia but did have a measurable impact on mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Though secondary findings, the MCI results are the first to show an intervention that significantly reduces the occurrence of a well-established risk factor for dementia.
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