Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify link between cancer-causing gene and aging

A gene called Myc (pronounced "mick") that is among the most important drivers of cancer in both mice and humans also plays a newly discovered crucial role in aging, according to a new Cell Reports study by researchers at ...

Medical research

Multiple treatments to slow age-related muscle wasting

Everyone wants to stay fit and healthy as they grow old. But as we age, our body degrades, our muscles shrink and strength declines. Some older people suffer from excessive muscle loss, a condition known as sarcopenia. University ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

New assessment could identify risks of frailty

Signs of frailty, and the risks it brings, could be identified in young and old people alike through a new assessment developed in a study led by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.


Meat-based and processed foods foods linked to Alzheimer's

A study has found a strong link between Alzheimer's disease and the daily consumption of meat-based and processed foods. Researchers at Bond University came to the conclusion after examining the diets of 438 Australians—108 ...

Medical economics

Time for a new approach to aging, say researchers

We usually associate aging with a shrinking life span, sickness and death. The difficulty of imagining ourselves as old means that we go to great lengths to avoid planning for later life. Yet researchers argue that we have ...


Do those who need it most live in barrier-reduced residences?

Older people spend a lot of time at home and in the area near where they live. Housing conditions ensure their ability to participate in social life, especially when they suffer from mobility restrictions. Barrier-free access ...

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