For decades, researchers have looked at social factors to explain the greater presence of disease in Black populations. But the stress of experiencing racism causes great harm, too.
How does the brain remember? As memory disorders become more common, the research race is on to determine how the process works, what can go wrong and how worn memories can be made whole again.
Regular exercise has long been associated with better brain function, but researchers are only now piecing together how and why that happens.
More than marvels of biological architecture, structures within the cell nucleus may be intertwined with aging itself.
The science of senescence has struggled to translate life-extending research from animals to people. Now the pace is quickening.
If, as some scientists suspect, illnesses that strike late in life have a common root, similar therapies might help us avoid many of them.
The author talks about the trials of caring for her mother—at age 73.
The author explains the connection between her appearance on Late Night with David Letterman and the problem of unsupervised drug-taking by the elderly.
Psychiatrist and Jesuit priest Ned Cassem discusses death and dying.
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