Researchers discover a "genomic signature" that flags enlarged prostates, as well as two genes implicated in the development of the condition.
Osteoarthritis has traditionally been thought to be an inevitable result of wear and tear. But it's now clear the immune system is playing a leading role.
Old mice suffered far fewer senior moments on memory tests when Stanford investigators disabled a single molecule dotting the mice’s cerebral blood vessels.
Recent Stanford research on the importance of a particular gene in aging can be traced to a casual conversation between roommates.
Brain cells called microglia keep brains young by eliminating accumulations of protein debris. But their garbage-colllection ability fades with age.
In this In the Spotlight Q&A, Meera Sheffrin discusses her work as a Stanford geriatrician and offers insight into aging and health.
A wellness speaker/author calls for turning to the older members of our society for wisdom and advice.
With age comes wisdom: mostly true. But a new study helps explain why one part of us - our immune system - gets decidedly dumber with age.
Connecting with friends and family and remaining active are just a few of the tips for enjoying a longer life mentioned in this BeWell Q&A.
Stanford study finds the lifespan of people over the age of 65 in developed countries is steadily increasing and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Modifying diet and increasing exercise during midlife can help women ward off heart disease and diabetes, Stanford-led study finds.
In an update, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in older adults at risk, but recommends against using vitamin D supplements for this purpose.
Stanford's Ruth O'Hara discusses research on worrying and its impact on cognition, memory and effective disorders in older adults.
A Stanford and VA team investigated how health care systems affect care given at the end of life.
A Stanford video highlights the impact of music on people with memory disorders.
Worrying actually helps alleviate the negative effects on memory and cognitive processing caused by depression and anxiety in older adults, according to a new study …