Scientists who study aging now generally agree that it is malleable and capable of being slowed. Rapid progress in recent years toward understanding and making use of this malleability has paved the way for breakthroughs and interventions that will increase human health in later life by opposing the primary risk factor for virtually every disease we face as we grow older—aging itself.
Aging News Feed
May 23 2013
The role of B vitamins in the prevention of Alzheimer's
New research suggests that B vitamin supplementation may also play a role in protecting against Alzheimer's disease – which is good news for the aging U.S. population. First of all, what are the B vitamins? There are eight different B vitamins with ...
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Study: Vitamin B could curb dementia
May 23 2013
U.S. News & World Report
Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease Deficits in Mice
Science Daily (press release)
The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association, reviewed previously published findings on the drug bexarotene, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in cutaneous T ...
Pitt researchers verify cancer drug improves Alzheimer's symptoms in mice
May 22 2013
Alzheimer's risk gene presents potential treatment target
"If we can find a way of safely inactivating CD33 on microglia, we should be able to slow the accumulation of A-beta in aging brains and hopefully reduce risk for Alzheimer's disease." In 2008, as part of the Alzheimer's Genome Project, Tanzi's team ...