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Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
Research highlights unmet care needs among older parents in biological and stepfamilies

Research highlights unmet care needs among older parents in biological and stepfamilies

Intervention combining education and workflow improves screenings for geriatric conditions

Intervention combining education and workflow improves screenings for geriatric conditions

Study finds an exponential increase in older adult opioid overdose death rates

Study finds an exponential increase in older adult opioid overdose death rates

Study reveals how the brain’s blue spot shapes selective attention

Study reveals how the brain’s blue spot shapes selective attention

Simple, inexpensive method to predict the risk of functional disability in older people

Simple, inexpensive method to predict the risk of functional disability in older people

Rare population of toxic senescent cells in the brain could be a target for Alzheimer's treatment

Rare population of toxic senescent cells in the brain could be a target for Alzheimer's treatment

Study measures arterial stiffness in women from wide age range

Study measures arterial stiffness in women from wide age range

New genetic technology for gene expression analysis of cancer cells

New genetic technology for gene expression analysis of cancer cells

Cytomegalovirus herpesvirus can accelerate the decline of the immune system, study finds

Cytomegalovirus herpesvirus can accelerate the decline of the immune system, study finds

Physical activity may prevent accumulation of metabolic risk factors in menopausal women

Physical activity may prevent accumulation of metabolic risk factors in menopausal women

Weekly exposure to deep red light in the morning can improve declining vision

Weekly exposure to deep red light in the morning can improve declining vision

Researchers identify gene expression involved in cancer progression and chemotherapy resistance

Researchers identify gene expression involved in cancer progression and chemotherapy resistance

Johns Hopkins receives $20 million grant to develop technologies for healthy aging

Johns Hopkins receives $20 million grant to develop technologies for healthy aging

Using deductive reasoning based on particle physics' principles in aging research

Using deductive reasoning based on particle physics' principles in aging research

Study investigates the link between gray matter and white matter neurodegeneration in subjective cognitive decline

Study investigates the link between gray matter and white matter neurodegeneration in subjective cognitive decline

Review underscores the need to increase support for older subsidized housing residents with dementia

Review underscores the need to increase support for older subsidized housing residents with dementia

Review explores the role of cellular senescence in lymphoid organ dysfunction and immunosenescence

Review explores the role of cellular senescence in lymphoid organ dysfunction and immunosenescence

MR study finds no causal link between age at menarche or age at menopause and Alzheimer's risk

MR study finds no causal link between age at menarche or age at menopause and Alzheimer's risk

Immigration adds 1.4 to 1.5 years to U.S. life expectancy, study says

Immigration adds 1.4 to 1.5 years to U.S. life expectancy, study says

Females more likely to report depressive symptoms than males in late life

Females more likely to report depressive symptoms than males in late life