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June 6, 2013

WATCH: Mickey Hart Beats the Drum for Alzheimer’s Research

…for years. Now he’s working with medical researchers to come up with rhythms that might repair the diseased brains of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients. Hart, 69, and neurologist Adam Gazzaley,…

November 27, 2012

Research: First Smog, Now Smoking Linked to Rapidly Aging Brains

…decline,” concluded the study’s lead author, Dr. Alex Dregan, a public health sciences researcher at Kings College in London, and colleagues. The study followed 8,780 men and women ages 50…

October 2, 2012

Research: Add More Zinc to Your Daily Pill Popping Regimen

…mice whose diets had sufficient zinc showed low zinc levels and high levels of inflammation. When the researchers jacked up the animals’ daily dose to ten times their RDA, those…

October 9, 2012

Research: If You Want to Avoid Strokes, Think Red

…you about 3,165 micrograms and a slice of pizza has 2,074. Watermelon is a good source, too. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal online, the researchers’ main…

September 5, 2013

8 Foods to Ease Your Aches: A Pain-Fighting Menu

What the research shows Ginger is loaded with plant chemicals called gingerols and shogaols, which decrease oxidative damage and reduce muscle soreness. Some recent research: A study from the University…

October 24, 2013

Delayed Aging: The Next Big Thing?

S. Jay Olshansky Every year, millions of public and private dollars go into research aimed at combatting diseases such as cancer, arthritis, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s – all byproducts…

March 3, 2017

What’s Next in Health Technology

…roll out is expected late in 2017. The cost has not yet been determined. Don’t Hold Your Breath… They’re not here yet—but these research projects could change the face of…

March 23, 2017

Stalling Dementia: Is Exercise the Ticket?

a mental slide, says researcher Elizabeth Howard, a visiting scientist at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston and associate professor at Northeastern University. The team asked…

September 1, 2017

Bulletin Board: A New Steve Harvey Show and a Paid Study

age. Someday this research could help people with epilepsy or Alzheimer’s, so your participation could be a real contribution to medical research. Conducted by Dr. Marla Hamberger of the Columbia…

December 29, 2012

Resolutions, Schmesolutions

…Marathon runner. 3. Volunteer. Research published by the university’s Center for Aging shows that volunteering is good for our physical and mental health; previous research has found that meaningful volunteer…

October 6, 2015

What Fred Kurmerrow Wants for His 101st Birthday

…only request was for funds to help him keep his lab operating and research going. The country’s oldest research scientist, Kurmerrow started making a nuisance of himself in the 1950s,…

December 1, 2014

Margaret Atwood’s tech solution, how to cut your cable bill – and more from the week online

…best quotes on writing and inspiration. Included is this quote about her two writing desks – one for research and distraction, the other for focused writing: “On one desk there’s…

July 10, 2015

What’s the Deal With Marijuana for Senior Health?

…hurdles that researchers have to jump through to study pot’s medicinal effects. In June, the Obama Administration removed one major marijuana research hurdle – the public health service review requirement….

March 31, 2013

Linky Sunday: “Aging Gracefully” Gets a No Vote, the Senior Divorce Trend…

…in the comments area. D-I-V-O-R-C-E is trending up among older Americans. An LA Times report based on research conducted last year points to the break-ups of Tipper and Al Gore,…

December 18, 2012

Scientists Discover How Calorie Restriction Slows Aging

…exactly how effectively βOHB can slow the aging of cells throughout the body; stay tuned as the Gladstone team continues its research. Click here to read more about the research….