Biology, Biomedical

Can longevity be inherited?

Genetic traits that influence longevity exist, and can certainly be passed from parents to children. But as a general phenotype, longevity is very complex. All the genes related to longevity will not necessarily pass to the children in a predictable way.

Biomedical

New approaches to Alzheimer’s disease treatment.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of Amyloid beta proteins in the brain, causing neurons to die. New studies focus on how this protein may actually be beneficial for the organism in regular concentrations and how to improve the health of AD patients by modulating inflammation.