Category Archives: Aging

Older homeless people in Oakland USA — experience geriatric problems 20 years earlier — and more prevalently — than folks who have places to live Comments Off on Older homeless people in Oakland USA — experience geriatric problems 20 years earlier — and more prevalently — than folks who have places to live

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Rebecca T. Brown, Kaveh Hemati, Elise D. Riley, Christopher T. Lee, MSc5, Claudia Ponath, Lina Tieu, David Guzman, and Margot B. Kushel, Geriatric Conditions in a Population-Based Sample of Older Homeless Adults, Gerontologist, DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnw011 (advance access, 26 February 2016) Citation — to press release University of […]

Could inhibiting or functionally removing the brain’s suprachiasmatic nucleus improve memory in elderly people — who have chronic problems sleeping? — A finding in Siberian hamsters hints “maybe” Comments Off on Could inhibiting or functionally removing the brain’s suprachiasmatic nucleus improve memory in elderly people — who have chronic problems sleeping? — A finding in Siberian hamsters hints “maybe”

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Fabian Fernandez, Derek Lu, Phong Ha, Patricia Costacurta, Renee Chavez, H. Craig Heller, and Norman F. Ruby, Dysrhythmia in the suprachiasmatic nucleus inhibits memory processing, Science 346(6211): 854-857, DOI: 10.1126/science.1259652 (14 November 2014) Citation — to press release Bjorn Carey, Stanford biologists explore link between memory deficit […]

Myocardial infraction (heart attack) is apparently characterized by 2 — not 1 — stages of edema after reperfusion in pigs — says a small study — are humans the same? Comments Off on Myocardial infraction (heart attack) is apparently characterized by 2 — not 1 — stages of edema after reperfusion in pigs — says a small study — are humans the same?

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Rodrigo Fernández-Jiménez, Javier Sánchez-González, Jaume Aguero, Jaime García-Prieto, Gonzalo J. López-Martín, José M. García-Ruiz, Antonio Molina-Iracheta, Xavier Rosselló, Leticia Fernández-Friera, Gonzalo Pizarro, Ana García-Álvarez, Erica Dall’Armellina, Carlos Macaya, Robin P. Choudhury, Valentin Fuster, and Borja Ibanez, Myocardial Edema After Ischemia/Reperfusion Is Not Stable and Follows a Bimodal […]

Deterioration of inhibitory neurons — in the intermediate nucleus of the human hypothalamus — may account for fragmented sleep problems in the elderly and those with Alzheimer’s dementia — according to a study of 45 patients Comments Off on Deterioration of inhibitory neurons — in the intermediate nucleus of the human hypothalamus — may account for fragmented sleep problems in the elderly and those with Alzheimer’s dementia — according to a study of 45 patients

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Andrew S. P. Lim, Brian A. Ellison, Joshua L. Wang, Lei Yu, Julie A. Schneider, Aron S. Buchman, David A. Bennett, and Clifford B. Saper, Sleep is related to neuron numbers in the ventrolateral preoptic/intermediate nucleus in older adults with and without Alzheimer’s disease, Brain, DOI: 10.1093/brain/awu222 […]

Workers habitually exposed to carbon-based solvents — may eventually suffer noticeably higher rates of probably permanent cognitive deficits — as compared to workers not so exposed — and an associated comment about curious priorities in America’s sense of privacy Comments Off on Workers habitually exposed to carbon-based solvents — may eventually suffer noticeably higher rates of probably permanent cognitive deficits — as compared to workers not so exposed — and an associated comment about curious priorities in America’s sense of privacy

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Erika L. Sabbath, Laure-Anne Gutierrez, Cassandra A. Okechukwu, Archana Singh-Manoux, Hélène Amieva, Marcel Goldberg, Marie Zins, and Claudine Berr, Time may not fully attenuate solvent-associated cognitive deficits in highly exposed workers, Neurology 82 (19): 1716-1723, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000413 (13 May 2014) Citation — to press release Rachel Seroka […]