Chronic viral infections have a profound and lasting impact on the immune system in a similar way to aging. Chronic inflammation that occurs as a result of immune system dysregulation is often seen in diseases associated with aging.
A new study reports researchers have identified a possible new avenue for treating Parkinson's symptoms and neuropathology. Clearing senescent astrocytes appears to help prevent sporadic versions of the disease triggered by exposure to pesticides.
Researchers report mice that were put on a ketogenic diet showed significant improvements in memory and were more likely to survive to older ages than those on different diets.
Vitamin D appears to engage longevity genes to increase lifespan and prevent the accumulation of neurotoxic proteins linked to age related diseases, such as Alzheimer's, a new study reports.