• Fluorescent compounds allow clinicians to visualize Alzheimer's disease as it progresses
    What if doctors could visualize all of the processes that take place in the brain during the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease? Such a window would provide a powerful aid for diagnosing the condition. Now, researchers have developed a new class of imaging agents that enables them to visualize tau protein aggregates, a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, directly in the brains of living patients.
  • Insight into protective mechanisms for hearing loss
    Researchers from the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have created a new mouse model in which by expressing a gene in the inner ear hair cells — the sensory cells that detect sound and sense balance — protects the mice from age-related hearing loss and noise-induced hearing loss, the two most common forms of deafness.
  • Mobility is key to healthy aging
    A clinical review from geriatricians suggests that mobility limitations are a litmus test for healthy aging and urges primary care physicians to take a more aggressive role in ascertaining the mobility of their older patients.
  • Driving cessation hinders aging adults' volunteer and work lives, social lives okay in short term
    Researchers have determined that seniors’ loss of driving independence negatively affects their ability to work and their volunteerism; however, the adults’ social lives are not immediately affected when they stopped driving.