The scientists believe the technique, which focuses on cells’ mitochondria, could eventually lead to a way to delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
Claude Bruni has 98 marathon races under his belt, including every Los Angeles Marathon since 1986. Nothing can keep Bruni, who’s 80, from running. Not even major surgery, as it turns out.
The Companion Care Program provides specially trained volunteers who offer individualized companionship to older adult patients while they are hospitalized.
CEO of AARP Jo Ann Jenkins seeks to "disrupt aging" with a fresh outlook on the nation's increasingly older population — and how society will change as a result.
The pain of loneliness can cut deeper than a knife. But its implications go beyond inner turmoil and the corrosion of emotional health. It can contribute to a host of debilitating and sometimes lethal diseases.
Mitochondrial DNA discoveries by a team of UCLA and Caltech scientists may help to prevent or delay the onset of age-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Dr. Gary Small's advice for maintaining a healthy memory isn’t so different from what an internist might suggest to maintain a healthy body: Eat right, exercise and get enough sleep.
New research suggests that our DNA holds the answer to why some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle and still die young.
Findings from analyzing the body’s biological clock suggest that genetic or environmental factors linked to ethnicity may influence how quickly a person ages.
The research is the first to demonstrate how lifestyle factors directly influence abnormal proteins in people with subtle memory loss who have not yet been diagnosed with dementia.
UCLA and Inter-American Development Bank study finds progress toward universal health coverage, but persistent gaps in how citizens assess the quality and effectiveness of primary care.
Professor Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris leads the research and planning team at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
The findings by UCLA researchers suggest that both factors could increase women’s risk for aging-related diseases and contribute to increasing evidence of the biological clock’s variability.
UCLA Luskin study says that there aren’t enough parks for senior citizens and those that exist don’t do enough to accommodate them, especially in low-income areas.
Prescription drug monitoring programs and laws aimed at preventing opioid abuse are not doing much to stem this growing threat to public health.
UCLA students study aging through a prism of disciplines, from biology through public health, and interact with older adults.
The finding, from a UCLA study, might help identify which women can be expected to lose bone at a faster-than-average rate.
Inner peace and a flexible body may not be the most valuable benefits that yoga and meditation have to offer, suggests new research by a UCLA-led team of neuroscientists.
UCLA-led study finds that drugs commonly used to combat the condition actually increase the risk of fracture, meaning that taking them is worse than doing nothing at all.
In high-cost areas of California, people with incomes much higher than the federal poverty level may still struggle to make ends meet.
Findings could lead to better care planning and better outcomes for patients whose age puts them at higher risk
The study is the first to look at disease progression in the synapses, where brain cells transmit impulses.
Through a systematic review of Alzheimer’s studies, Ron Brookmeyer’s team at UCLA has found that the rate of being diagnosed with the disease doubles every five years in older populations.
UCLA-led research team suggests that aberrations in bone structure or strength could be behind this increased fracture risk.
One of the three variations appears to be fundamentally a different condition than the other two, said Dr. Dale Bredesen, a UCLA professor of neurology.