Deep Longevity publishes an epigenetic aging clock of unprecedented accuracy

IMAGE: Aging is accompanied by specific patterns of epigenetic marks that attach to DNA and can be studied to understand subcellular aging mechanisms view more  Credit: Fedor Galkin 8 December 2020 — Deep Longevity, a Hong-Kong based longevity startup, has published their research on the epigenetics of aging in the Aging and Disease journal. The article […]

First in nation treatment for chronic subdural hematoma at Los Robles Health System

Los Robles Health System is leading the way in neurovascular clinical trials enrolling the first patient in the nation in STEM, the Squid trial for the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH). Chronic subdural hematoma is a disease that presents as a collection of blood that positions itself between the surface of the brain and […]

Being alone and socializing with others each contributes differently to personal growth

How do people experience time alone and time with others? Findings from a new Bar-Ilan University study reveal the intricacies of people’s experiences in these basic social conditions. The study used a unique approach of analyzing self-generated text from more than 1,700 participants who performed a sentence-completion task regarding their experience alone and their social […]

Suffering in silence: two-thirds of older adults say they won’t treat their depression

IMAGE: After experiencing depression, Sami Smith found an effective treatment with the help of her psychiatrist and the GeneSight test, a genetic test that can help determine how a patient’s genes… view more  Credit: Myriad Neuroscience, makers of the GeneSight test SALT LAKE CITY, November 16, 2020 – A new nationwide poll, the GeneSight Mental Health […]

Call for a National Covid-19 Resilience Programme to keep older people healthy and resilient

Public health agencies across the UK should launch a National Covid-19 Resilience Programme to support older people through the pandemic and to keep them healthy and resilient over the winter – that’s the recommendation from a leading group of scientists and clinicians working in the fields of physiology, nutrition and physiotherapy. The recommendation will be […]

Analysis reveals high burden of musculoskeletal disorders across the globe

Musculoskeletal disorders–which affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints–can severely affect individuals’ physical and mental health, and they’re especially prevalent among aging adults. Although many researchers are studying these conditions and their rates in different regions of the world, no study to date has provided an overview of the burden of all musculoskeletal disorders. Investigators […]

Study examines trends in symptoms experienced at the end of life

A new analysis published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that fewer older adults may be experiencing certain symptoms that can restrict their activity at the end of life. The analysis examined information on 665 individuals in Connecticut who were aged 70 years or older when they died between 1998 and 2019. […]

Minimally invasive Ellipsys system creates fused, permanent vascular access for dialysis

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. — A new case report published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery provides one of the first known opportunities to directly visualize the permanent and fused connection (anastomosis) that is created with the minimally invasive Ellipsys® Vascular Access System. The Ellipsys System, made by Avenu Medical, creates a type of dialysis […]

Why people with dementia go missing

People with dementia are more likely to go missing in areas where road networks are dense, complicated and disordered – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied hundreds of ‘missing person’ police reports for people with dementia and compared each case to the surrounding road network. They hope their findings […]