The Gerontological Society of America congratulates new 2020 awardees

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the country’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — is proud to acknowledge the work of 20 outstanding individuals through its prestigious awards program. Medicine & Health Aging Behavior Demography Gerontology Medicine/Health

Journalism fellowships will highlight new developments in aging

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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has received renewed grant support to welcome a new class of reporters for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program. Medicine & Health Aging Demography Gerontology Medicine/HealthThe 2021 funders to date include RRF Foundation for Aging and The John A. Hartford Foundation. Since its founding in 2010, this program has been responsible for more than 700 […].

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Self-reported declines in cognition may be linked to changes in brain connectivity

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an associate professor with the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, recently published the results of a three-year study of cognitive changes in older adults. Credit: Wayne State University DETROIT – Jessica Damoiseaux, Ph.D.,

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi receives Rising Star Award in Health Services and Aging Research

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Dignity support at end of life

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LSL60101 compound reduces neuroinflammation and improves cognition

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Study suggests scientists may need to rethink which genes control aging

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With age, insufficient tryptophan alters gut microbiota, increases inflammation

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Robot enables communication between people isolated due to COVID-19 and their relatives

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TTUHSC study: Virus, restrictions increase mental health risks for nursing home caregivers

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Pandemic worsened older adults’ mental health & sleep; others show long-term resilience

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Chronic attack on the aging nervous system

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Biology Aging Cell Biology Gerontology Immunology/Allergies/Asthma Medicine/Health NeurobiologyCredit: Image: Janos Groh / Reprinted by permission from Springer Nature Aging is the biggest risk factor for perturbation of the nervous system, even in the absence of distinct disease or trauma.

Cognitive decline may help predict future fracture risk in women

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Medicine & Health Gerontology Medicine/Health Public HealthResearchers led by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered a link between cognitive decline and a faster rate of bone loss, and found that cognitive decline over five years increased future fracture risk in women. The association between cognitive decline and bone loss was weaker in men. The study of individuals aged 65 […].

Dr. Malene Hansen receives 2020 BIG Award

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has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 Breakthroughs in Gerontology (BIG) Award. Biology Aging Gerontology Researchers/Scientists/Awards

Identified a subgroup of stem cells that resists ageing and maintains muscle regeneration

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AllianThera Biopharma comes out of stealth and collaborates on AI with Insilico Medicine

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Age is a primary determinant of melanoma treatment resistance, two studies find

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Cancer Aging cancer Gerontology Medicine/HealthMechanisms of age-related resistance revealed as new targets for treatment Credit: Christopher Hartlove/Johns Hopkins Medicine Age may cause identical cancer cells with the same mutations to behave differently.

Study finds older adults using cannabis to treat common health conditions

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GSA publishes seven new research articles on COVID-19 and aging

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The Gerontological Society of America’s highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. Medicine & Health Aging Demography Gerontology Medicine/HealthThe following were published between December 5 and January 6; all are free to access: Reactive, Agentic, Apathetic, or Challenged? Aging, Emotion, and Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Research article in The Gerontologist by Nathaniel A Young, MA, […].

Damage to the heart found in more than half of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital

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GSA guides providers, older patients to vaccine consensus

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In “Vaccines for Older Adults: Overcoming the Challenges of Shared Clinical Decision Making,” a new white paper from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) National Adult Vaccination Program, a team of experts outlines a set of recommendations to encourage better definition and increased understanding of how health professionals talk with their older patients about the […].

GSA publishes seven articles on COVID-19 and aging

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The Gerontological Society of America’s highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are continuing to publish scientific articles on COVID-19. Medicine & Health Aging Gerontology Medicine/HealthThe following were published between August 28 and September 21; all are free to access: Societal Views of Older Adults as Vulnerable and a Burden to Society During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Results from an Israeli Nationally Representative Sample: […].

NIA awards up to $2 million to AFAR renew Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center

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Living memory home helps people stay connected with deceased loved ones

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Medicine & Health Coping/Phobias Death/Dying Gerontology Medicine/Health Mental HealthCredit: Living Memory Home When a loved one dies, memories of that person become particularly valuable in connecting the mourners with the deceased.

Aging-US: Screening Alzheimer’s disease by facial complexion using artificial intelligence

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SCIENCE EDUCATION Aging Biology Business/Economics Education Gerontology Medicine/HealthThis Aging-US study showed that deep learning programs such as Xception have the ability to differentiate the faces of patients with mild dementia from that of patients without dementia.

Aging-US: Anserine protected against cognitive decline

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Insilico Medicine gets $255 million to boost AI-powered R&D, announces a collaboration

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Scientists publish a blueprint to apply artificial intelligence to extend human longevity

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Aging-US: Nicotinamide mononucleotide in degenerative model of retinal detachment

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Ethics Aging Biology Business/Economics Education Gerontology Medicine/Health Policy/Ethics‘This Aging-US article concludes that NMN administration exerts neuroprotective effects on photoreceptors’ Credit: Correspondence to: Demetrios G.

Aging-US: Growth factor beta type 1 and hypoxia-inducible factor 1 transcription complex

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SCIENCE EDUCATION Aging Biology Business/Economics Education Gerontology Medicine/Health Policy/Ethics‘The Aging-US authors report for the first time that in human breast cancer, AML and embryonic cells, HIF-1 and AP-1 upregulate the expression of TGF-?’

Health policy researchers propose filling health care coverage gap to help ‘near poor’

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How to talk about death and dying

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New drug form may help treat osteoporosis, calcium-related disorders

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Use of high-risk medications among lonely older adults

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Chemistry AND Physics Aging Gerontology Internal Medicine Medicine/Health Pharmaceutical Sciences Social/Behavioral ScienceWhat The Study Did: Survey data were used to investigate the relationship between loneliness and high-risk medication use in adults older than age 65. Authors: Ashwin A. Kotwal, M.D., M.S., of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website […].

Study links cognitive decline with both bone loss and fracture risk

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Medicine & Health Aging Diagnostics Gerontology Medicine/Health Memory/Cognitive Processes Mental Health Musculature Neurobiology Orthopedic Medicine Public HealthNew research published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research has found that cognitive decline is linked with accelerated bone loss and an increased fracture risk in women. In the study of 1,741 women and 620 men aged ?65

Parkinson’s disease is not one, but two diseases

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Medicine & Health Aging Gerontology Medicine/Health Neurobiology ParkinsonA major study from Aarhus University in Denmark has now identified that there are actually two types of Parkinson’s disease.

Less sugar, please! New studies show low glucose levels might assist muscle repair

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PCORI approves $11 million for studies to boost COVID-19 vaccination among long-term care workers

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Castration delays DNA aging

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Medicine & Health Aging Cell Biology Genetics Gerontology Medicine/Health Mortality/Longevity Zoology/Veterinary ScienceNew research shows that castration of male sheep delays aging of DNA compared to intact males Credit: Victoria Surgue Most of us are familiar with the fact that women live longer than men. But fellas, if we told you there was one thing that could be done to increase your lifespan, would you do it? […].

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Understanding frailty will lead to better care for older adults

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Medicine & Health Aging Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Diagnostics Gerontology Health Care Health Care Systems/Services Medicine/Health Mortality/Longevity Public HealthFrailty is a better predictor than factors such as age when determining how older adults fare one year after receiving critical care.

TTUHSC scientist takes next step in search for bone disease treatment

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Chemistry AND Physics Aging Cell Biology Gerontology Medicine/Health Microbiology Orthopedic Medicine Pharmaceutical Science Pharmaceutical Sciences PhysiologyDas study indicates KLF2 induction in DPSCs can promote osteoblast Credit: TTUHSC For more than a decade, Hiranmoy Das, Ph.D.,

Study estimates exposure to air pollution increases COVID-19 deaths by 15% worldwide

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Screening for dementia with artificial intelligence

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Medicine & Health Aging Alzheimer Death/Dying Gerontology Medicine/Health NeurobiologyThe NIH has pledged nearly $4M to help researchers develop computer algorithms capable of detecting early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease With the support of a new grant worth $3.9 million, Michigan State University researchers are developing technology that scans speech and vocabulary patterns to catch early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause […].