Study finds that aging neurons accumulate DNA damage

Reactivating an enzyme that promotes DNA repair can help to reverse age-related cognitive decline in mice.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: neuroscience alzheimers aging research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih picower-institute

In health care, does “hotspotting” make patients better?

Study shows no effect from program intended to reduce repeated hospitalizations by targeting high-cost patients.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health medicine economics aging health-care research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences sloan-school-of-management national-institutes-of-health-nih abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Biologists find a way to boost intestinal stem cell populations

Study suggests that stimulating stem cells may protect the gastrointestinal tract from age-related disease.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 28, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: medicine biology aging disease research cells school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih

Biologists answer fundamental question about cell size

The need to produce just the right amount of protein is behind the striking uniformity of sizes.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 7, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: dna biology aging research cells school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute

SilverSneakers exercise program fights isolation

MIT AgeLab researchers find that an exercise program for older adults has unexpected social and health benefits.

Adam Felts | MIT AgeLab • mit
Nov. 29, 2018 ~4 min

Tags: health mental-health aging research center-for-transportation-and-logistics agelab

The value of late-in-life health care spending | MIT News

Study debunks notion that large chunks of Medicare go to futile end-of-life care.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 28, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  medicine  economics  policy  aging  health-care  social-sciences  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih

High school students receive 2018 MIT AgeLab OMEGA Scholarships for work with elders | MIT News

Local youth recognized for fostering unity across generations.

Christine Adams | Center for Transportation and Logistics • mit
June 26, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  aging  community  students  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-engineering  center-for-transportation-and-logistics  agelab

Study suggests method for boosting growth of blood vessels and muscle | MIT News

Activating proteins linked to longevity may help to increase endurance and combat frailty in the elderly.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 22, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  health  biology  aging  research  school-of-science  national-institutes-of-health-nih

Human factors engineering class tackles design for aging | MIT News

MIT students learn human-centered design skills in a course offered during the 2018 Independent Activities Period.

MIT International Design Center • mit
March 2, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  aging  design  students  school-of-engineering  classes-and-programs  collaboration  agelab  independent-activities-period  academic-contests-and-competitions  singapore-university-of-technology-and-design-sutd

High school students receive 2017 MIT AgeLab OMEGA Scholarships for work with elders | MIT News

Students recognized for their leadership in fostering intergenerational connections within their communities.

Christine Adams | Center for Transportation and Logistics • mit
Aug. 1, 2017 ~3 min

Tags:  aging  community  students  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-engineering  center-for-transportation-and-logistics  agelab

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