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You May Live a Lot Longer (New York Times)

New York Times mentioned research by University Professor Eileen Crimmins and alumna Morgan Levine comparing how men 60 to 79 years old aged in 1988 to 1994 and in 2007 to 2010. They found that in those later years, the men they studied had a biological age four years less than the men in the earlier […]

Biogen Alzheimer’s drug and the battle over dementia treatment of the future (CNBC)

CNBC featured Paul Aisen of USC’s Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute, Christian Pike of the USC Leonard Davis School and Darius Lakdawalla of the USC Schaeffer Center on the FDA’s controversial approval of the drug aducanumab for Alzheimer’s.

En esta tribu de Amazonas los cerebros no envejecen como los nuestros, y eso es asombroso (Gizmodo en Español)

Gizmodo and The Week featured research by Andrei Irimia that identified less brain atrophy among the indigenous Tsimane people in Bolivia.

Amazon Tribe Could Hold Key to Health of Aging Brains (U.S. News & World Report)

U.S. News & World Report (via HealthDay) featured research by Andrei Irimia that identified less brain atrophy among the indigenous Tsimane people in Bolivia. Additional coverage was found via Yahoo News, the Hindustan Times and La Nación.

Tsimane people in Bolivia may shed light on slowing brain aging (KTLA-TV)

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV featured research by Andrei Irimia that identified less brain atrophy among the indigenous Tsimane people in Bolivia.

Majority Of Americans Want Help Aging At Home, What Can The Government Do To Help? (KPCC’s AirTalk)

KPCC’s AirTalk interviewed Donna Benton and Dean Pinchas Cohen on policies that could be implemented to assist elderly Americans who want to age at home. “As we live longer, depending on our health… we’re all going to need some form of help,” Benton said.

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