Environment may play a big role in Alzheimer’s risk, twins study finds
Dec 21, 2021
The risk of developing Alzheimer’s-associated brain plaques is only partly due to heredity, a new study of twins finds. The results suggest a role for modifiable factors as well, according to investigators.
Enrichment activities activate genes that help seniors resist cognitive decline
Nov 08, 2021
Spending time on intellectually stimulating activities appears to activate a gene family known as MEF2, which controls a genetic program in the brain that promotes resistance to cognitive decline. That’s...
Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, April 14
Apr 13, 2020
Gene variant staves off Alzheimer’s in some people, scientists find … Virtual training keeps assisted living med-techs certified during pandemic … Tips for contact lens and glasses-wearers during...
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, February 12
Feb 11, 2020
EMR records may be enough to predict dementia risk: study … New bill seeks additional oversight of Medicare hospice providers … Build-up of brain proteins affects genes in Alzheimer’s disease...
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, December 12
Dec 11, 2019
Inappropriate antibiotics given to 22% of seniors … Use of pain, sleep meds increases frailty risk in the elderly … Triplet study shows that genes aren’t the only factor in Alzheimer’s...
Gene therapy improves or reverses age-related disease in mice
Nov 05, 2019
Three longevity-associated genes dramatically improved or completely reversed multiple age-related diseases in mice, researchers have found.
Overlooked genes play a role in wound care healing: study
Jun 01, 2013
Eight genes that have been overlooked in the past appear to play a role in the healing of pressure ulcers and other wounds, according to biologists from the University of California at San Diego.
Researchers identify five Alzheimer’s genes
Apr 05, 2011
Two new studies — which examined 50,000 subjects worldwide — have identified five new genes that are definitively associated with Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in the journal Nature...