• Ishita Roy

Boston University conducts groundbreaking research on age-related illnesses



One research by a BU brain scientist demonstrates how electro-stimulation can be utilized to improve the working memory of people in their 70s. The results have shown to improve their performance on memory tasks, to the point, where they are comparable with the performance of people in their 20s.

The targeted stimulation of a person's perceptive, memory and learning abilities has great potential for cognitive disorder treatment options.


Another study by researchers shows how biomarker patterns in blood can help predict a person's risk for aging-related diseases, based on 26 different predictive biomarker signatures.

The biomarkers can be tested in a small blood sample, which can predict profiles on healthy aging, cognitive and physical functions, survival and age-related diseases, and thus help in calculating potential risk without waiting for clinical signs to show.


Read more about the research studies here:

https://www.bu.edu/research/articles/electrostimulation-can-improve-working-memory/

https://www.bu.edu/research/articles/biomarker-patterns-predict-healthy-aging/


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