Genetics

Aging and chronic diseases share genetic factors, study reveals

The global population age 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups and faces the tide of chronic diseases threatening their quality of life and posing challenges to healthcare and economic systems. To better ...

Other

Longevity industry systematized for first time

The Biogerontology Research Foundation has embarked on a year-long mission to summarise in a single document the various emerging technologies and industries which can be brought to bear on aging, healthy longevity, and everything ...

Health

People say they want to live longer—if in good health

Longevity is a such a pervasive goal in public health policy and even popular media, but individually most people only want to live long lives if they will be healthy, according to a new study that includes a University of ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

More amyloid in the brain, more cognitive decline

A new study from the Center for Vital Longevity at The University of Texas at Dallas has found that the amount of amyloid plaques in a person's brain predicts the rate at which his or her cognition will decline in the next ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stool microbes predict advanced liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—a condition that can lead to liver cirrhosis and cancer—isn't typically detected until it's well advanced. Even then, diagnosis requires an invasive liver biopsy. To detect NAFLD ...

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