Check out these articles for the latest in aging advances and research happening at the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
- Predicting Alzheimer’s disease progression— NIH Research Matters reports that PET scans of tau tangles in the brain, but not amyloid plaques, predicted future loss of brain tissue in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Intensive blood-pressure control slowed white matter disease in adults age 75 and older— The INFINITY clinical trial finds another benefit to lower blood pressure. Over a three year period of intensive blood pressure control, adults 75 and older with white matter lesions showed a reduction in further accumulation compared to the control group.
- Inflammation may spur abnormal tau tangles, new mouse study shows— A study in mice suggests that a protein complex involved in the body’s inflammatory process plays a role in the development of tau tangles seen in diseases like frontotemporal disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Animal model mimics earliest stages of Alzheimer’s in humans— A new NIA-funded research model could pave the way for a better understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease begins in humans and may help scientists develop future interventions.
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