Older people’s resilience during pandemic focus of $9 million grant

Older people’s resilience during pandemic focus of $9 million grant

The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Washington University School of Medicine a five-year $9.1 million grant to study resilience in older adults before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the pandemic’s cognitive and emotional effects on older adults.
First artificial scaffolds for studying plant cell growth

First artificial scaffolds for studying plant cell growth

Ryan Calcutt and Ram Dixit in Arts & Sciences and their collaborators created the first artificial scaffolds that can support the growth of individual plant cells — a discovery that will make it possible to study how forces such as gravity affect the way that plant cells form and grow.
Hit the sleep ‘sweet spot’ to keep brain sharp

Hit the sleep ‘sweet spot’ to keep brain sharp

Older adults who sleep short or long experienced greater cognitive decline than those who sleep a moderate amount, even when the effects of early Alzheimer’s disease were taken into account, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine.
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