Diet and urine acidity may have roles in UTI susceptibility
The acidity of urine — as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet — may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, may have implications for treating urinary ... Read More »
Gerontology expert works to understand 'whole picture of aging'
Nancy Morrow-Howell , PhD, is a national leader in gerontology, widely known for her work on productive and civic engagement of older adults. She is the Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy at the Brown School, faculty director of productive aging research at the Center ... Read More »
Molecular biologist seeks the keys to healthy aging
As Shin-ichiro Imai grew up outside Tokyo, he heard his parents many times tell the story of his unlikely birth. According to Imai, doctors told his mother there was a high risk of losing the pregnancy because of a partially detached placenta. Imai’s mother went to great lengths to ... Read More »
Depression, behavioral changes may precede memory loss in Alzheimer’s
Depression and behavioral changes may occur before memory declines in people who will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Researchers have known that many people with Alzheimer’s experience depression, irritability, apathy and appetite ... Read More »
Longer Life Foundation awards five grants, seeks applications
The Longer Life Foundation, a cooperative effort between the School of Medicine and the Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), has awarded grants to five Washington University research projects looking at the genetics of aging, the effects of calorie restriction on aging and longevity, the relationship between cancer and aging, and ... Read More »