• Americans living longer, more healthy lives
    In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that the average 25-year-old American today can look forward to 2.4 more years of a healthy life than 20 years ago while a 65-year-old today has gained 1.7 years.
  • A microb's trick for staying young
    Researchers have discovered a microbe that stays forever young by rejuvenating every time it reproduces.
  • Alzheimer's patients show striking individual differences in molecular basis of disease
    Alzheimer’s disease is thought to be caused by the buildup of abnormal protein deposits in the brain, but little is known about the molecular structures of these beta-amyloid fibrils. A new study has revealed that distinct molecular structures may predominate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients with different clinical histories and degrees of brain damage. The findings pave the way for new patient-specific strategies to improve diagnosis and treatment.
  • Brain atrophy linked with cognitive decline in diabetes
    New research has shown that cognitive decline in people with type 2 diabetes is likely due to brain atrophy, or shrinkage, that resembles patterns seen in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.