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Dr. Rachelle Doody to give “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture Sep 24, 2015
The Houston community will have an opportunity to hear one of the leading researchers on Alzheimer’s disease discuss the latest research on the disease at the annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture.
Experts say now is the time to be vaccinated against the fluSep 16, 2015
Baylor expert says flu vaccination provides direct benefit to those who are vaccinated and starts to provide indirect benefits to those who are not vaccinated but are vulnerable.
Use holiday visit to check on health of elderly relativesDec 12, 2014
While visiting elderly relatives over the holidays, be on the lookout for some tell-tale signs of declining health, said Baylor College of Medicine geriatric expert Dr. Robert Roush.
Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brainOct 8, 2014
Without functioning amyloid precursor protein, neurons do not form proper morphology and cannot integrate into the existing networks.
Grant funds anxiety intervention in older adultsSep 23, 2014
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $2.1 million for a research project focusing on identifying and providing interventions for anxiety in older adults.
Huffington Center on Aging highlightsNov 4, 2013
See the Huffington Center on Aging's highlights in research, education and clinical care over the past 25 years.
Huffington Center on Aging celebrates 25th anniversary Nov 4, 2013
After a quarter century, aging center is still young at heart.
Huffington Foundation gives $5 million to Neurodegeneration ConsortiumAug 14, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine part of consortium gifted $5 million from the Huffington Foundation to study and treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Alzheimer’s disease research registry in the worksJul 19, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorder Center at Baylor College of Medicine has begun developing a registry of people in the Houston area who might be interested in participating in future Alzheimer’s disease prevention research.
Adding fish oil or lutein/zeaxanthin recommended supplement cocktail does not slow vision loss from macular degenerationMay 6, 2013
BCM researchers find taking fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids with other vitamins does not slow vision destroying macular degeneration.