Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-03-27 | Anti-Aging Science takes Huge Leap

Scientists have pinpointed a protein complex in the human body that guards cells against DNA damage. The research was performed at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The finding could prove helpful for astronauts as well as humanity in general. ...

2017-03-27 | Fight Aging! Invests in CellAge, Developing New Cellular Senescence Assays

CellAge is one of the new initiatives arisen in recent years from our community of longevity science advocates and researchers. The principals are focused on the biology of senescent cells, and are attempting to apply the new technology of synthetic gene promoters in order to produce a better class of assay for cellular senescence in living tissue. ...

2017-03-27 | Dutch scientists discover key to ‘reverse ageing’ - DutchNews.nl

Studies carried out by Dutch scientists have resulted in a major breakthrough in the anti-ageing process which could ultimately lead to future treatment for cancer patients. Researchers at Erasmus university in Rotterdam have found a way to turn back the effects of ageing following experiments on elderly mice which led to a startling regrowth of the rodents’ fur. ...

2017-03-25 | Listen to your chromosomes to fight ageing

The first strand of grey at your temples may have more to say about the state of your health than you know. Australian-American molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, who received a Nobel Prize (for Physiology or Medicine, in 2009) for the discovery of telomerase and telomeres’ role in the aging process, breaks down this phenomenon in a book co-authored with psychologist Elissa Epel. ...

2017-03-24 | A conserved NAD+ binding pocket that regulates protein-protein interactions during aging | Science

An unexpected function of the oxidized form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) could underlie some effects of aging and propensity to age-related diseases. Li et al. found that the protein DBC1 (deleted in breast cancer 1) contains a domain that specifically binds NAD+. Binding of NAD+ inhibited the interaction of DBC1 with PARP1 [poly(adenosine diphosphate–ribose) polymerase 1], an enzyme important in DNA repair. ...

2017-03-24 | Humans to test drug that reverses ageing

A drug that reverses the equivalent of three decades of ageing in mice will be tested on humans this summer. The naturally occurring compound, which encourages cells to repair their DNA, is being monitored by Nasa, which believes that the drug could be a way to get astronauts to Mars without them succumbing to cancer. ...

2017-03-24 | Miracle anti-ageing drug on its way

They’ve discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables including avocado and broccoli can help repair DNA that’s been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure. Their discovery has attracted interest from US space agency NASA and sparked hope that it might one day help improve the long-term health of children with cancer. ...

2017-03-24 | Scientists closer to anti-ageing drug

They've discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables including avocado and broccoli can help repair DNA that's been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure. Their discovery has attracted interest from US space agency NASA and sparked hope that it might one day help improve the long-term health of children with cancer. ...

2017-03-24 | Anti-ageing medicine 'just a few years away'

Scientists are developing an anti-ageing drug that could make a mission to Mars reality and help child cancer patients. They've discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables including avocado and broccoli can help repair DNA that's been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure. ...

2017-03-23 | Anti-ageing drug could be on the market in three years, say scientists | Press and Journal

A drug that reverses ageing, promotes DNA repair and could even help astronauts travel to Mars by reducing the impact of cosmic radiation, may be on the market in three years, scientists claim. Researchers working with two biotech companies hope to begin testing the treatment on clinical trial patients in the next six months. ...

2017-03-22 | 5 Popular Anti-Aging Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments

The notion of aging gracefully is becoming outdated as people increasingly turn to cosmetic procedures to stay young. Recent advancements in cosmetic dermatology have made it easy to get a little freshening up over your lunch break in lieu of more invasive procedures. ...

2017-03-22 | ’I’ve been taking anti-ageing pills for a year’


2017-03-20 | A Tour of Some of the Molecular Damage Involved in Aging

The intricate molecular machinery found in cells only functions correctly when it is undamaged, meaning formed of the right atoms and bonds, and that often sizable structure correctly arranged into a particular three-dimensional shape. A cell is essentially a liquid bag of molecules that are constantly coming into contact with one another, however. ...

2017-03-17 | 5 Surprising, Unconscious Mistakes That You Didn’t Know Were Aging You

There's nothing wrong with getting older. But we do understand that if you're in your twenties or thirties, you would like to look your age. ...

2017-03-17 | Instapundit » Blog Archive » FASTER, PLEASE: Harvard geneticist says CRISPR has potential to reverse effects of aging….

Instapundit » Blog Archive » FASTER, PLEASE: Harvard geneticist says CRISPR has potential to reverse effects of aging…. Amazon Shop Amazon photos Contact RSS PDA Other Writings Advertising PJ Media « WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: U.S. Air Force Buying Special Drone-Snagging Shotgun Shell… March 17, 2017 FASTER, PLEASE: Harvard geneticist says CRISPR has potential to reverse effects of aging. Tweet Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 7:10 am Search Instapundit Link to Instapundit Archives Recommended Six: The Movie Becker-Posner Blog BlackProf Books for Kids Blog Cliopatria Deceiver.com Dr. ...

2017-03-15 | Gene variant linked to ageing makes people's brains look 12 years older

Scientists have identified a gene variant responsible for accelerating brain ageing when people reach the age of 65. It may modify their risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. ...

2017-03-15 | Understanding Aging — NEJM

A study of mouse models of progeria, muscle injury, and beta-cell ablation indicates that temporary pulses of the four molecules used to induce pluripotent stem cells can render cells resistant to aging and toxic effects and can prolong life. Figure 1 Reprogramming Cells to Slow Aging.The tissues of young animals are characterized by a high rate of cell renewal, which is supported by a relatively high number of active progenitor cells and few damaged cells. ...

2017-03-09 | RNA and longevity: Discovering the mechanisms behind aging

The vigors of youth and the greener pastures of yesteryears. Some might refer to these and other similar clichés as nothing more than rose-tinted literations of the past; a cognitive side effect of life. ...

2017-03-09 | The world's most stylish women over 100 on the secrets to aging gracefully 

“One is always too young for old fashion,” declares Paula Klambauer, born 19th April 1912, in new book Aging Gracefully. “I don’t like fashion for 70-, 80- and 90-year-olds.” Fast approaching her 105th birthday, the former tailor instead says she dresses in whatever clothes she likes, and thinks dressing and acting like a 60-year-old works best for her. And when you think about it, Paula’s comments make sense. ...

2017-03-07 | Future Human lifespan 140 years, 500 years, 1000 years or indefinite with aging damage repair and aging reversal

Future Human lifespan 140 years, 500 years, 1000 years or indefinite with aging damage repair and aging reversal aging, aging reversal, antiaging, aubrey de grey, diamandis, future, george church, life extension, longevity, predictions, science Speaking at the Aspen Abu Dhabi Ideas Forum, Dr Brad Perkins, chief medical officer, Human Longevity, said: “Right now the most daunting and expensive human health problem that the world is facing is age related chronic disease. Our hypothesis at Human Longevity is that genomics and the technologies that support its application in medicine and drug discovery are going to be the next accelerant in extending a high performance human lifespan Human Longevity Inc has been funded with over $220 million and was founded by Craig Venter, Peter Diamandis and Robert Hariri. ...

2017-03-07 | AB Science announces that Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience publishes a comprehensive review on the future potential of masitinib in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Paris, 7 March 2017, 6.30pm New publication reinforcing the potential of masitinib in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), following a successful phase 3 interim analysis for masitinib in this indication Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience publishes a comprehensive review on the future potential of masitinib in ALS Upcoming final phase 3 readout AB Science SA (NYSE Euronext - FR0010557264 - AB), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and commercialization of protein kinase inhibitors (PKIs), today reports publication of a wide-ranging review article that highlights masitinib as a potential addition to the therapeutic arsenal available for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Entitled 'ALS clinical trials review: 20 years of failure. ...

2017-03-07 | A Popular Science Article on Treating Aging as a Medical Condition

The popular press, even the popular science press, generally does a terrible job of reporting on the state of longevity science. They'll pull a random set of activities, rank them all equally, whether calorie restriction, complete nonsense involving supplements, or serious efforts to achieve rejuvenation after the SENS model of damage repair, and thus fail to achieve or convey any sort of meaningful understanding of what is going on in the field. ...

2017-03-07 | From gender to gerontology | Microscope

Research Fellow Dr Adlina Maulod recently joined Duke-NUS Medical School’s Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE), bringing a fresh perspective and lens to the research that CARE does. Today we talk to her about her background and role in CARE. 1. ...

2017-03-06 | Turn back time! Find out about the latest in anti-aging medical technollogy

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2017-03-04 | Standard Chartered : Why ageing has implications on the macroeconomy | 4-Traders

The ageing phenomenon has been a dominant feature of Western economies over the past few decades, but Asian economies will age the most rapidly in the next phase, with China, Thailand, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong set to age fastest. In a new special report, Standard Chartered's global research team assesses the policy responses of countries in the region that most urgently need to tackle challenges related to ageing. ...