Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-11-04 | Medicine Today: Study adds to understanding of healthy aging

One of the biggest goals and challenges of growing older is the ability to remain functional. Nearly 1 in 3 adults over age 65 reports difficulty walking three city blocks. ...

2017-11-04 | £1.2m for dementia and ageing centre

An ageing and dementia research centre in Swansea will continue until 2020 after securing £1.2m of new funding. The Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR), set up at Swansea University in April 2015, secured the money from the Welsh Government. ...

2017-11-03 | Do Anti-Aging DNA Tests Work - Best Skincare for Your Skin Type

In case you haven’t notice (JK you most definitely have), society has jumped pretty hardcore on the anti-aging bandwagon. And hey, I get it—most humans are inherently terrified of both change and mortality, so seeing your face dissolve into a bunch of lines, regardless of how beautiful and natural they are, can be a somewhat jarring experience, leaving much of the world searching for a magical, miracle “fix,” like plastic surgery, fillers, injectables, and now…DNA hacking. ...

2017-11-03 | Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging

Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity's endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful regimens to prolong life expectancy. A team of scientists at the University of California San Diego has helped decipher the dynamics that control how our cells age, and with it implications for extending human longevity. ...

2017-11-03 | Researchers connect two important signalling pathways in cancer and ageing for the first time

The structure of proteins that protect telomeres (shelterin proteins, from "protective shield") are promising targets to combat cancer, but to date, there has been no effective form for attacking them. In the absence of drugs that destroy telomeres, cancer retains one of its most terrible properties, which is the ability of its cells to divide perpetually. ...

2017-11-02 | Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging - Healthcanal.com

Multi-pronged approach reveals a delicate balance required for longevity Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity’s endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful regimens to prolong life expectancy. A team of scientists at the University of California San Diego has now helped decipher the dynamics that control how our cells age, and with it implications for extending human longevity. ...

2017-10-31 | Aging is mathematically inevitable, say researchers

Humans have been searching for a cure for aging for as long as they have been capable of pondering their own mortality. In recent times, some scientists have even hinted that aging might not be a biological inevitability, that if we could identify the causes of aging, we might be able to stop it from happening or reverse it entirely. ...

2017-10-25 | Transplantation of Young Blood Vessel Cells Boosts Function of Aging Stem Cells - Healthcanal.com

Dr. Jason Butler and his team discovered that aged blood vessels strongly influence the functional characteristics of blood stem cells. Transplantation of young blood vessel cells into older mice makes their aged stem cells take on the characteristics of young stem cells. ...

2017-10-13 | Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Health System have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. In a Nature Communications study published today, researchers showed that worms with excess levels of certain proteins lived longer and healthier than normal worms. ...

2017-10-05 | Vital Signs report reveals aging seniors population

The Salt Spring Foundation has offered the community a snapshot into its make-up and the unique factors shaping life on the island with the 2017 Salt Spring Island Vital Signs report. Released Tuesday afternoon, the much-anticipated report offers statistics on a wide range of data, from work and economy to arts and culture and the environment. ...

2017-10-03 | Can we delay ageing?

Quietly, over the past few decades, remarkable discoveries have been made about the biology of ageing. Since we all get older, it might seem that ageing “just happens” and can’t really be changed. ...

2017-09-09 | BioEdge: First anti-ageing drugs ready for trial

Scientists may soon trial a new class of drugs that specifically aim to delay or treat ageing. Writing in the Journal of American Geriatrics this week, doctors from the Mayo Clinic and Scripps Research Institute outline a set of new clinical trial paradigms that could be used to test the efficacy and safety of “Senolytics”, a new class of drugs that target mechanisms in the ageing process. ...

2017-09-07 | Gcn4 Slows Aging in Yeast via Reduced Protein Synthesis

Many methods of modestly slowing aging in laboratory species are accompanied by reduced rates of protein synthesis and higher levels of activity by cellular maintenance processes such as autophagy. The research noted here is one of a number of examples from recent years in which an intervention lowers the rate of protein synthesis and slows aging as a result. ...

2017-09-06 | Headline vs. study: Stem cells ‘slow aging’ and ‘rejuvenate’ old hearts

A 2014 analysis by the Media Insight Project found that about 6 out of 10 Americans admit they did nothing more than scan the headlines in the past week. And that’s just the people that admit it. ...

2017-08-30 | L’Oreal sued by former monk over anti-aging wrinkle cream’s formula - National | Globalnews.ca

A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L’Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor. Dennis Wyrzykowski and his company, Carmel Laboratories LLC, have been joined in the lawsuit by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which developed the technology and licensed it to Carmel in 2009. ...

2017-08-30 | Are stem cells the key to anti-aging treatments?

© YakobchukOlena These products make billions of dollars worldwide, but most don’t have significant, proven health benefits. There’s a huge market for diet products, cosmetics, and supplements claiming to help you look and feel younger. ...

2017-08-16 | Stony Brook Receives $1M for Transformative Research on the Aging Brain

The U.S. has a population of more than 50 million seniors for the first time in history. As that number climbs, Stony Brook University has received a three-year $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to fund research that uses brain imaging data to understand how the nutrition of brain neurons affects cognition in aging humans. ...

2017-08-15 | Should you take anti-ageing supplements? | Cosmos

There’s plenty of interest in the apparent rejuvenating properties of the compound NAD+, but solid clinical evidence is proving hard to come by. Elizabeth Finkel weighs up the facts. ...

2017-08-09 | AgeX Therapeutics CEO Michael D. West, Ph.D. to Deliver Keynote Address on Biotechnology and Aging at RAAD Festival

AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. (AgeX), a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BTX), announced today that CEO Michael D. West, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote presentation at the RAAD Festival 2017 (RAADfest), a large annual gathering of life extension experts, August 9-13, at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, California. Dr. ...

2017-08-07 | Hypothalamus Stem Cells Govern Rate of Aging

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. ...

2017-08-01 | New partnership uses artificial intelligence methods to develop solutions for preventing early aging

Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen today announced a research collaboration with a company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) to develop solutions for preventing early aging. The aim of this partnership is to develop medicines to prevent and cure a broad range of diseases associated with aging such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cardiovascular diseases. ...

2017-07-28 | Changes in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Activity with Aging

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) reside it the bone marrow and produce all of the different types of blood and immune cell, via a cascade of various types of progenitor cell. Stem cell behavior changes in a number of ways with aging, most notably in a general reduction of activity that leads to inadequate tissue maintenance, but also in other possibly damaging ways. ...

2017-07-27 | 5 Ways To Reverse Aging: Science As The Fountain Of Youth

Chances are that you might see the reversal of the most common, and up till now untreatable human condition — aging in your lifetime. Scientists are working towards reversing aging and they have had a lot of success in doing so till date. ...

2017-07-26 | Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows

Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat age-related diseases and extend the human lifespan. Implants of stem cells that make fresh neurons in the brain were found to put the brakes on ageing in older mice, keeping them more physically and mentally fit for months, and extending their lives by 10-15% compared to untreated animals. ...

2017-07-15 | Experts in ageing working at Newcastle University have awarded £2 million for dementia research

It's to focus on dementia care and prevention on a global scale. The money will be used to try and improve the health of patients and public in low and middle-income countries. “With age the biggest risk factor for dementia, the world's rapidly ageing populations make dementia a global challenge for all. ...