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Altered Liver Enzymes Associated With Biomarkers For Alzheimer’s Disease

Novel connections between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease have been identified in research from the Alzheimer’s Disease Metabolomics Consortium (ADMC) and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). The study, was led by IU School of Medicine radiology professor Kwangsik Nho, Ph.D. and explores the relationship between blood-based biochemical markers of liver function and established Alzheimer’s disease […]

Genome-Wide Association Study Shows Metabolic Origins Of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought, indicates a global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide, identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa. The […]

Aging Female Brains Exhibit Persistent Metabolic Youth

Women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than men’s of the same chronological age, metabolically speaking, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis finds. The findings could be one clue to why women tend to stay mentally sharp longer than men. “We’re just starting to understand how various […]

Senolytics: Antibiotics Identified As Potential Anti-aging Drugs

An FDA-approved antibiotic – Azithromycin – can effectively target and eliminate senescent cells in culture, according to the results of new research carried out in the UK. The research team, from the University of Salford’s Translational Medicine Laboratories, compared the effects of a panel of FDA-approved drugs, on i) normal cells and ii) senescent cells, […]