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Article ID: 697597

Asian-Americans Face Barriers to Healthy Aging

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Older Asian-American immigrants are healthier and happier if they are socially active, connected to their families and communities and are able to maintain their cultural values while adapting to western culture, according to a new Rutgers study.

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Article ID: 697579

Sugar Improves Memory in Over-60s – Helping Them Work Smarter

University of Warwick

Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by the University of Warwick.Led by PhD student Konstantinos Mantantzis, Professor Elizabeth Maylor and Dr Friederike Schlaghecken in Warwick's Department of Psychology, the study found that increasing blood sugar levels not only improves memory and performance, but makes older adults feel happier during a task.

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Article ID: 697278

High Vinculin Levels Help Keep Aging Fruit Fly Hearts Young

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In the heart, aging can disrupt the protein network within muscle cells that move blood around the body. However, a new discovery in how heart muscles maintain their shape in fruit flies sheds light on the crucial relationship between cardiac function, metabolism, and longevity. Researchers have discovered that maintaining high levels of the protein vinculin confers health benefits to fruit flies. Their work, published in APL Bioengineering, shows that fruit flies bred to produce 50 percent more vinculin enjoyed better cardiovascular health and lived a third of their average life span longer.

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Article ID: 697481

Majority of Older Adults with Probable Dementia Are Likely Unaware They Have It, Study Suggests

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and disability adds to evidence that a substantial majority of older adults with probable dementia in the United States have never been professionally diagnosed or are unaware they have been.

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Article ID: 697424

From the Lab to the Real World: Program to Improve Elderly Mobility Feasible in Community

Tufts University

A pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University and conducted at the Somerville Council on Aging in Somerville, Mass., translated for the first time the physical activity benefits of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders study in a community setting.

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13-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697158

Mary K. Crow, MD, and Jane E. Salmon, MD, Named Honorary Members of the European League Against Rheumatism

Hospital for Special Surgery

Mary K. Crow, MD, physician-in-chief and chief of Rheumatology, and Jane E. Salmon, MD, rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), have been named honorary members of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) during the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Amsterdam.

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Article ID: 697253

Researchers Discover Gene That Controls Bone-to-Fat Ratio in Bone Marrow

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researchers have found that the PGC-1α gene, previously known to control human metabolism, also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow and also how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type. The findings could lead to a better understanding of the disruption of bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow and its health consequences, and point to the gene as a therapeutic target in the treatment of osteoporosis and skeletal aging.

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Article ID: 697281

Rise of the Clones

Harvard Medical School

Researchers discover new clues about a recently identified blood cell condition known as clonal hematopoiesis, implicated in hematologic cancers, cardiovascular illness Surprisingly, the study reveals that inherited genetic variants can drive the condition by fueling additional mutations later in life The findings can help inform ways to gauge disease risk based on specific mutations, develop strategies to avert disease Clonal hematopoiesis is estimated to affect more than 1 in 10 people older than 65

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