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Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.
Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.

Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.

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Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Paradoxically Protects Against Memory Loss
Chloe Tenn | Oct 8, 2021
A new study links a variant of the apolipoprotein E gene called APOE ε4 to better memory in older age, even in the presence of amyloid plaques—a possible explanation for the variant’s persistence despite its association with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Astrocyte-to-Neuron Method Reverses Neurodegeneration in Mice
Ruth Williams | Jun 24, 2020
The cell conversion strategy restores neurons and motor functions lost as a result of an induced Parkinson’s-like illness in the animals.
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Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Emma Yasinski | Aug 20, 2019
The researchers intend for the tool to eventually help doctors make treatment decisions.
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2018
A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.
Week in Review: March 25-29
Jef Akst | Mar 29, 2013
Microbes affect weight loss; dozens of cancer-linked genes identified; a climate change scientists speaks out about personal attacks; isolation among elderly linked to death
Isolation Harms Health
Kate Yandell | Mar 25, 2013
Being socially isolated could increase death risk in the elderly even if they don’t feel lonely.