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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ageing and Wellbeing

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Remote healthcare for an aging population

An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare – monitoring and treatment. Research points to remote monitoring as offering a way… Read more →

Aging Process Delayed by ‘Remote Control’

UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems.

Working with fruit flies, the life scientists activated a gene called AMPK that is a key energy… Read more →

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Why age reduces stem cells’ ability to repair muscle

As we age, stem cells throughout our bodies gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear. Researchers from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa have discovered the reason why this decline occurs… Read more →

‘Pocket doctor’ phone app could measure Parkinson’s progression

Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative motor system disorders are notoriously difficult to diagnose accurately. But now, new research has resulted in a new application that enables smartphones to act as a “pocket doctor,” spotting early signs of the disease by… Read more →

Transcranial magnetic stimulation found to boost memory

Failing memory is one of the (many) drawbacks of old age, but can also impact younger people suffering stroke, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and cardiac arrest. In a breakthrough that opens up the potential for new treatments for… Read more →

Simple test could detect most common cause of visual impairment in the UK

A simple color test that could detect the early onset of a condition which accounts for over half of visual impairment certifications in the UK is being researched by scientists at Aston University.

Dr Frank Eperjesi, an optometry specialist at… Read more →

Researchers develop new technique to map pulse pressure and elasticity of arteries in the brain

Researchers at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique that can noninvasively image the pulse pressure and elasticity of the arteries of the brain, revealing correlations between arterial health and aging.

Brain… Read more →

Pinpointing genes that protect against frailty

Frailty is a common condition associated with old age, characterized by weight loss, weakness, decreased activity level and reduced mobility, which together increase the risk of injury and death. Yet, not all elderly people become frail; some remain vigorous and… Read more →

“Seeing” through virtual touch is believing

Visual impairment comes in many forms, and it’s on the rise in America.

A Univ. of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools to help all the aging baby boomers, injured veterans,… Read more →

ActiveProtective airbag belt to protect hips from fractures

Car airbags have helped prevent countless injuries, offering a soft spot for the head, and these days nearly every other part of the body, to crash into. But cars are not the only places where this technology may prove useful,… Read more →

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