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Synonyms for gerontology

the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people

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I feel privileged to be working in this exciting field of aging, and to be associated with Healthy Aging Research as we move towards a critical understanding of the mechanisms of aging.
Originally put forth in the mid-1980s, the amyloid hypothesis maintained that beta-amyloid deposits in the brain set off all subsequent events -- the neurofibrillary tangles that choke the insides of neurons, neuronal cell death, and inflammation leading to a vicious cycle of massive cell death," says Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, director of the MGH Genetics and Aging Research Unit and co-senior author of the report receiving advance online publication in Nature.
Thiel explained his SENS pledge this way: "I believe that [de Grey's] revolutionary approach to aging research will accelerate [greatly improved longevity], allowing many people alive today to enjoy radically longer and healthier lives.
Researchers at the Alliance for Aging Research point out that of all the problems older adults face in taking medications, drug interactions are probably the most dangerous.
If you think your memory will decline with age, you may be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, according to a study published online April 1 in Experimental Aging Research.
This collection of research articles in recent advances in aging research will appeal to a wide range of practitioners in the fields of health care, molecular biology, social work and electronic technology.
Hays was supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging (AG020679-01) and the UCLA Center for Health Improvement in Minority Elderly/Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research, NIH/NIA/NCMHD (P30-AG-021684 and 2P30-AG021684).
Introductory chapters situate knowledge gained from current cognitive aging research in the contexts of federal funding priorities, population demographics, and integrative theoretical approaches that blend biological, psychological, and sociological factors.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is working with the Alliance for Aging Research to help increase awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's disease.
Written by experts in current basic and clinical aging research, this text includes aspects of individual, comparative, and differential aging, and discussions of theories and mechanisms of aging.
The EKT-20010Z is designed to determine the resistance of rubbers and polymers to ozone, and is suitable for accelerated aging research, quality control and assurance tests, and research and development laboratory formula experiments.
Small, a professor of geriatric psychiatry and director of the UCLA Center on Aging and the Memory & Aging Research Center.
Gary Small, of the university's memory and aging research center, used [18F]FDDNP to differentiate normal brains from those with mild cognitive impairment and AD and to track disease progression.
A modest deceleration in the rate of biological aging would produce the equivalent of simultaneous major breakthroughs against every single fatal and nonfatal disease and disorder associated with growing older," said the statement, which was released in September at a symposium on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Alliance for Aging Research.
Ahluwalia acknowledged there are systemic funding problems associated with aging research centres, but there are no plans to close down any part of the Sault facility.