Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH:
- Some Alzheimer’s biomarkers differ by race, NIA-funded study finds—An NIA-supported study finding racial differences in some Alzheimer’s biomarkers suggests the disease may develop differently in African Americans compared to whites.
- Blood-brain barrier test may predict dementia—Study shows that people with early cognitive impairment develop damage to the blood-brain barrier.
- Sleep loss encourages spread of toxic Alzheimer’s protein—NIH-funded team of researchers finds evidence that a chronic lack of sleep may worsen Alzheimer’s disease and its associated memory loss.
- Participating in the arts creates paths to healthy aging—Participating in creative arts may improve older adults’ health, well-being, and independence, studies show. Read how music and theater programs impact aging.
- Gene connection to age-related cognitive decline confirmed in mouse study—New insight into how genetics impact neurons’ ability to maintain healthy memory and learning in aging confirms in mice the importance of the gene heterochromatin protein 1 binding protein 3 (Hp1bp3) for healthy cognitive aging.
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