From marmots to mole-rats to marmosets – studying many genes in many animals is key to understanding how humans can live longer

Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?

Amanda Kowalczyk, Ph.D. Candidate in Computational and Systems Biology, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  genes  aging  longevity  living-longer-2020  living-longer  youth  lifespan  fountain-of-youth

People share fewer memories as they get older

The older people are, the fewer memories they share, research finds. And when they do share, they do it in less detail than younger people do, too.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: memory aging communication seniors older-adults health-and-medicine decisions

‘Barcode’ IDs special glial cells in the brain

"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."

Brian Clark-Brown • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease neurons als aging brains muscles health-and-medicine glial-cells neurodegenerative-diseases

Eye scanner reveals your ‘biological age’

An eye scanner can detect biological aging, rather than your chronological age. It decodes the "record of how a person is aging at the molecular level."

Boston University • futurity
June 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: aging eyes featured health-and-medicine medical-tests imaging-technology

Coronavirus shows how ageism is harmful to health of older adults

Prejudice toward older Americans can impact their physical and emotional health.

Phillip W. Schnarrs, Associate Professor of Population Health, University of Texas at Austin • conversation
June 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  public-health  covid-19  coronavirus  aging  nursing-homes  prejudice  older-adults  living-longer-2020  older-people  ageism  senior-citizens

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health business covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care accountability

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19, and that immunity from lawsuits is a bad idea

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19

Nearly half the states have limited liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over the coronavirus, and that’s a bad idea

Nearly half the states have moved to limit the liability of health care providers at a time when regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

Family caregivers want more training and support

More collaboration with home health care providers could help family caregivers feel less overburdened, ease stress, and improve their quality of life.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: aging communication older-adults families health-and-medicine caregivers

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