Meditation and music may alter blood markers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease

A research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Study findings, reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, also suggest these changes […]

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Immunity connects gut bacteria and aging

Over the years, researchers have learned that the different populations of bacteria that inhabit the gut have significant effects on body functions, including the immune system. The populations of gut bacteria are sometimes called “commensal,” and exist in virtually all animals living under a certain functional balance. When this balance is disrupted—for example, because of disease or medication—it gives rise […]

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Biologists have found in the gut bacteria that accelerate aging

Experiments on flies has helped Swiss scientists to access very unusual representatives of flora, directly impacting the immune system and accelerating aging. Their findings have been presented in the journal Immunity. “We opened a specific microbe and a product life that affect the rate of aging of a host organism. There is no doubt that there are other examples of […]

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Researcher explains the psychology of successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging” (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73. Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined […]

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