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A Social Media Game to Increase Physical Activity Among Older Adult Women
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Aging
This study will test the effects of a social media game on the physical activity of older adult women. The game will consist of playful weekly challenges that require sharing photographs on a private social media group and also wearing an activity monitor to track steps. Participants... expand

This study will test the effects of a social media game on the physical activity of older adult women. The game will consist of playful weekly challenges that require sharing photographs on a private social media group and also wearing an activity monitor to track steps. Participants will be randomized to this game group or to receive the activity monitor only.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Dec 2019

open study

Identifying Therapeutic Targets of Accelerated Sarcopenia
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Sarcopenia Diabetes Mellitus Aging
The proposed research is designed to identify the mechanisms that can accelerate loss of muscle size, strength and physical function in type 2 diabetes and with hospitalization in older persons. About ⅓ of older Americans have type 2 diabetes, and about ⅓ of the hospitalizations... expand

The proposed research is designed to identify the mechanisms that can accelerate loss of muscle size, strength and physical function in type 2 diabetes and with hospitalization in older persons. About ⅓ of older Americans have type 2 diabetes, and about ⅓ of the hospitalizations in the USA involve persons older than 65 year of age. The proposed research is relevant to the part of NIH's mission that pertains to development of the fundamental knowledge that will improve health and reduce the burdens of disability, because this work will provide the fundamental evidence to identify new targets for the development of innovative treatments to slow down muscle loss and disability in our aging society.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study