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.
From the data of more than 40 million births, scientists link paternal age to birth risks and even risks to the mother’s health.
The first nursing postdoc at Stanford, Nancy Dudley, brings a passion for the care of the severely ill to her palliative care research.
A new study finds tai chi balance training can be more effective than conventional exercise approaches for reducing falls in older adults with a high risk for falling.
This is the first in a series of three blog posts on aspirin for prevention. It clarifies the potential benefits and harms of aspirin use.
With half of all cases of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias going undiagnosed, researchers develop app to help in early screening
Older people are more susceptible to infection, cancer, and autoimmunity than younger people. This may be the result of our immune cells' receiving increasingly random marching orders as we age.
A new study led by the late Ben Barres suggests that rogue astrocytes may be involved in memory loss in otherwise healthy older brains.
Stanford's Ruth O'Hara discusses research on worrying and its impact on cognition, memory and effective disorders in older adults.