Neuroscience

Iron accumulation linked with age-related cognitive decline

Breakdowns in regulatory mechanisms cause iron to build up in the brain as organisms grow older, increasing oxidative stress and causing cellular damage, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal ...

Health

Life extension: the five most promising methods – so far

Most people want to live a long and happy life—or at least avoid a short and miserable one. If you're in that majority, then you're in luck. Over the last decade, a quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Eye conditions linked to heightened risk of dementia

Age-related macular degeneration, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease are linked to an increased risk of dementia, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

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