Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH:
- Midlife functional impairment raises risk of hospitalization, nursing home admission— Middle-aged adults who develop functional impairment are at higher risk for hospitalization and nursing home admission than unimpaired peers, an NIA-funded study finds.
- Noninvasive brain wave treatment reduces Alzheimer’s pathology, improves memory in mice— NIA-supported studies in mice tested a noninvasive treatment for Alzheimer’s disease using light and sound stimulation of gamma brain waves that showed promising results.
- “Silent” heart attacks may help explain strokes of mysterious origin— A study comparing cardiac and brain MRI data in older adults found a link between silent or undetected heart attacks and strokes. The findings may help explain a type of stroke of unknown origin.
- Diversity in scientific meetings and conferences optimizes research innovations— Statement on diversity in scientific conferences and panels from Richard J. Hodes, M.D. Director of NIA.
- Calorie restriction may benefit healthy adults under 50— Calorie restriction is a type of diet that reduces calories without impacting nutrition. Previous research has shown possible health benefits from long-term calorie restriction and this new NIA-funded study affirms and builds on previous findings.
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