Public Science Insights: Language changes during aging

Posted Tue, Mar, 10,2015

Adults aged 60 and older are one of the largest growing populations in the world, and will double in number by 2050. During aging, individuals experience both physical and mental changes, with patterns of age-related changes varying by person. Common changes that older adults report are cognitive symptoms such as increased memory difficulties, and physical symptoms related to increasing age-relate...

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Public Science Insights: Nanotechnology and the organ donation shortage?

Posted Tue, Jan, 06,2015

The world is facing a growing crisis as the number of patients on organ donation waiting lists far outpaces the number of adequate organs available for transplantation. Increased vital organ failure in the aging population of the West, twinned with rapidly improving post transplantation survival rates, have served to compound this issue. For example, in the US alone more than 120,000 people are cu...

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Public Science Insights article on the life history calendar and how can it be used to understand drug use and treatment

Posted Mon, Dec, 08,2014

Addiction and public health researchers endeavor to understand the complex relationship between life events and substance using behaviors to better disentangle their interaction with access to health services and treatment outcomes.  Typically, this research relies on standardized questionnaires, which tend to overlook detailed lifetime experiences. Qualitative methods are one solution th...

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Magdalena Kegel Discusses How The Kynurenine Pathway Affects Mental Health

Posted Wed, Nov, 19,2014

Severe psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, are ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide. The kynurenine [kæjnurenin] pathway, unknown to most and difficult to pronounce, is increasingly being viewed as an important component in a multitude of physiological and pathological functions, including psychiatric disorders. So what is this pathway ...

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Dr Abdul Hameed discusses Myeloma Bone Disease

Posted Mon, Nov, 03,2014

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a type of blood cancer and is categorized as a plasma cell disorder. Plasma cells are one type of white blood cells involved in body defense (protecting us from infections). In a normal person, these cells produce antibodies (proteins which kill bacteria/germs). In MM, one type of these plasma cells (clonal), are produced in large number and they keep on multiplying out of...

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Jim Sliwinski on Peri- and Post-Menopausal Memory Decline

Posted Sun, Sep, 28,2014

Roughly 70% of peri- and post-menopausal women report memory concerns. However, despite these concerns, cognitive decline is rarely treated as a primary symptom of menopause. Furthermore, research addressing the best way to treat memory decline in peri- and post-menopausal women is scant. While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is commonly prescribed to women following menopause, past research h...

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