Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Heat stress may affect the muscles for longer than we think

People who experience heat stress during exercise may need more recovery time to let their muscles heal, according to a new mouse study published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative ...

Neuroscience

3D brain mapping opens a window to the aging brain

By mapping brain activity in three dimensions, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have achieved a more detailed picture of how the brain changes with age.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Re-energizing mitochondria to treat Alzheimer's disease

Nerve cells in the brain demand an enormous amount of energy to survive and maintain their connections for communicating with other nerve cells. In Alzheimer's disease, the ability to make energy is compromised, and the connections ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Video: Aging and the benefits of exercising

Exercising as you age can be challenging. Sometimes it can feel like your body is breaking down. One possible reason for this could be senescent cells, which build up in your body as you get older and contribute to age-related ...

Neuroscience

Research into counteracting addiction's effects on the brain

Many people are wired to seek and respond to rewards. Your brain interprets food as rewarding when you are hungry and water as rewarding when you are thirsty. But addictive substances like alcohol and drugs of abuse can overwhelm ...

Neuroscience

How aging alters brain cells' ability to maintain memory

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has demonstrated that communication among memory-coding neurons—nerve cells in the brain responsible for maintaining working memory—is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 can infect dopamine neurons causing senescence

A new study reported that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, can infect dopamine neurons in the brain and trigger senescence—when a cell loses the ability to grow and divide. The researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine, ...

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