Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH:
Data sharing uncovers five new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease — Analysis of genetic data revealed five new and confirmed 20 known risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease. Mutations in genes specific to tau may play an earlier role in the disease.
- Alzheimer’s protein higher in women, may mean higher risk of symptoms — Why are women more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s? An NIA-funded study adds to growing evidence of sex differences by showing higher levels of tau, an Alzheimer’s-related protein, in the brains of older women.
- New report on emerging technologies to help older Americans maintain independence — On March 5, 2019, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report designed to identify innovations with the potential to improve the lives of older adults and persons living with disabilities.
- Uterus plays a role in brain function, animal study shows — Animal study indicates that removal of uterus might have an impact on cognitive processes such as learning and memory.
- Breakdowns in mitochondrial housekeeping provide another clue to Alzheimer’s culprit — An NIA researcher-led international team has verified the importance of defective mitophagy—how the brain cleans out damaged mitochondria—in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Exosomes help track effectiveness of experimental Parkinson’s disease drug — A new study confirms the value of exosomes—nanoscale particles that circulate in the bloodstream—as reliable markers for testing the effectiveness of experimental drugs for neurological disorders.
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