Consuming certain types of alcohol over long periods of time as well as binge drinking both speed up biological aging, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
In a new study, Northwestern investigators used artificial intelligence to analyze data from a wide variety of tissues, and discovered that the length of genes can explain most molecular-level changes that occur during aging.
An inflammatory signaling protein called interleukin-6 has been linked to the progression of acute myeloid leukemia, representing a potential target for future treatments of the disease.
Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW, research professor in the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease and of Preventive Medicine in the Division of Public Health Practice, was recently appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law.
The Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics officially become two divisions: the Division of Geriatrics and the Division of General Internal Medicine.
The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease held the 28th annual Alzheimer Day on May 5, returning to campus for the first time in three years.
Epigenetic markers of cognitive aging can predict outcomes on cognitive tests later in life, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Age-related breakdowns in regulatory mechanisms cause iron to build up in the brain, increasing oxidative stress and causing cellular damage, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has established the Potocsnak Longevity Institute, an ambitious multi-center institute, with the goal of rapidly advancing the science of aging.
A newly discovered cause of balding in aging male mice could reveal a cause of hair loss in men and women as well, reports a study from Northwestern Medicine scientists.