During moderate exercise, the brain’s hypothalamus – the region controlling metabolism – releases a hormone linked to obesity resistance, according to research in mice.
Category: Aging is Happening
Results likely apply to all East Asian carriers, but exercise may eliminate greater likelihood of getting the disease, say USC researchers.
Led by octogenarians Sophia Loren, Anthony Hopkins and Bruce Dern, several new movies feature familiar older faces and tackle aging-related topics, from caregiving to living with dementia.
The discovery that toxic stressors can cause errors in gene transcription opens new avenues of research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and sheds light on the potential role of the “transcriptome” in aging.
USC research showed that people born during or just after the 1918 flu pandemic faced increased heart disease risk more than 60 years later. The legacy of the novel coronavirus could be worse.
Incorporating social and behavioral factors alongside biological mechanisms is critical for improving aging research, says University Professor Eileen Crimmins.
Over half of the people living with HIV in the USA are older adults, which brings a new set of challenges to fighting AIDS, says Paul Nash.
Even small gestures like sharing recipes or making cards can help combat COVID-19-related loneliness and isolation over the holidays.
Amid challenges posed by COVID-19, recent national attention on the needs of caregivers is long overdue, says Donna Benton, director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center.
Results reinforce need to evaluate policies and practices around detecting impairment, according to researchers.