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Mouse eating
Publishing in Microbiome, a team of researchers has ascertained multiple physical effects of aging gut flora in mice. Antibiotics and fecal transfers The researchers used three groups of mice: young (3 months), old (18 months), and aged (24 months). Young and old groups were divided into a control group, an antibiotics group, and three recipient...
Common Aggregate
Research funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in Cell has thoroughly described a little-known amyloid aggregate that accumulates in the brains of people suffering from multiple proteostasis-related neurological disorders. Three classes of pathology, one protein fragment The authors of this study list three different classes of neurodegenerative protein disorders: TDP-43 proteinopathies, such...
Mouse TBI
Publishing in Aging, a team of Taiwanese researchers has found that a chemical derived from Polygonum multiflorum, a herb native to southeastern China, aids in recovery from traumatic brain injury and encourages brain regeneration. The problem of glutamate BrainThe brain is perhaps the most important organ in the body. While many organs are critical to...
Elderly professor
A study published in Brain Sciences has shown that mild cognitive impairment is less than half as common now as it was twenty years ago. Two cohorts, one study This study used data from the Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Study of Adult Development and Aging (ILSE), which began in 1992. It featured a thousand people: 500 born...
Microglia
Scientists show that when done right, partial elimination of microglia, the immune cells of the brain, lowers age-related inflammation and cellular senescence [1]. Aging makes microglia bitter Brain health is of utmost importance for geroscientists, since the brain is the one organ that cannot be replaced, and microglia are the brain's resident immune cells. Reacting...
Mankai
A preprint study originating from the DIRECT PLUS trial was recently released from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [1]. This study has been accepted into the journal but has not yet been peer reviewed. Duckweed for health This study focused on a plant called Mankai, a strain of the Wolffia globosa duckweed. Duckweed is...