Trying to lower blood pressure? Evening exercise might be best

A new study of elderly patients showed that those who exercised in the evening experienced a greater decrease in blood pressure compared to those who exercised in the morning. The work also revealed the neurovascular mechanisms ...


How electricity can heal wounds three times faster

Chronic wounds are a major health problem for diabetic patients and the elderly—in extreme cases they can even lead to amputation. Using electric stimulation, researchers in a project at Chalmers University of Technology, ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Clearing a path for non-invasive muscle therapy for the elderly

Mechanotherapy, the concept of using mechanical forces to stimulate tissue healing, has been used for decades as a form of physical therapy to help heal injured muscles. However, the biological basis and optimal settings ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Increasing effectiveness of home health care in Japan

One of the ironies of old age is that the more care and support we need, the harder it can be to access it, given increasing limitations on mobility and independence. Now, research from Japan reports that a governmental initiative ...


Anti-aging gene shown to rewind heart age by ten years

An anti-aging gene discovered in a population of centenarians has been shown to rewind the heart's biological age by 10 years. The breakthrough, published in Cardiovascular Research and led by scientists at the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Moderna reports positive results for RSV vaccine

US biotech company Moderna on Tuesday announced positive interim trial results for its vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in adults over the age of 60.

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