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Friday, May 1, 2015

Seniors Health: Key driver of human aging ♦ Extra sleep fixes memory problems ♦ Drug resistant bacteria common for nursing home residents

Extra sleep fixes memory problems in flies with Alzheimer's-like condition Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that would block memory formation,
Novel approach blocks amyloid production in Alzheimer's mouse model Offering a potential early intervention for Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers have identified compounds that block the production of beta amyloid peptides in mice. The build-up of beta amyloid plaques is widely believed to cause irreversible brain damage, associated with AD, which accounts for about 60 to 80 percent of all cases of dementia in the U.S.
Drug resistant bacteria common for nursing home residents with dementia One in five nursing home residents with advanced dementia harbor strains of drug-resistant bacteria and more than 10 percent of the drug-resistant bacteria are resistant to four or more antibiotic classes.
Scientists discover key driver of human aging: May lead to slowing or reversing aging process Study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease,
Why one of three people aged over 70 are discharged with functional decline One in three patients aged 70 and older who are independent in their daily functioning and are admitted for acute conditions, like pneumonia, are discharged from the hospital with functional decline and around one in two report a decline in functioning a month after their discharge,

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