Recent news related to aging and gerontology

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. ...

2017-07-11 | Epigenetic Aging Clock Service Now Available Through Zymo Research and Epimorphy

IRVINE, Calif., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zymo Research Corp., also known as 'The Epigenetics Company', announced today the release of a new service that can quantify biological aging in a precise manner using the myDNAge™ test. Based on Horvath's Clock, so named for Dr. ...

2017-07-04 | Global Anti-Ageing Drugs Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7 % till 2023

Market research future has a half cooked research report on global anti-ageing drugs market. The global anti-ageing drugs market is growing at an average rate and is expected show the similar trend during forecast period. ...

2017-06-29 | Using RNA Regulation to Argue for the Relevance of Transposons in Aging

Of late a number of research groups have argued that transposon activity is a contributing cause of dysfunction. Transposons are sections of genetic material that can move around within the genome, and more of this moving around occurs with advancing age, taking place in a more or less random manner within individual cells. ...

2017-06-29 | 8 Natural Anti-Ageing Methods

29 June 2017 Nothing quite compares with the feeling of sheer panic after catching sight of that first under eye wrinkle, or the moment you realise your skin just isn’t as plump as it used to be. Aging is a process every person on the planet must endure, no matter how rich they are or how many good genes they managed to acquire off their parents, we are all heading down the same path. ...

2017-06-28 | Heavy drinking ageing your cells, says new research

Heavy drinking ageing your cells, says new research Published: June 28, 2017 06:56 AM GMT+8 Heavy drinking could be causing cells to age more quickly, increasing the risk of various age-related conditions. — Jonathan Austin Daniels/istockphoto.com/AFP picDENVER, June 28 — The more people drink, the quicker their cells age, placing heavy drinkers at a higher risk of age-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia, according to new research. Presented over the weekend at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver, USA, the research was carried out by Naruhisa Yamaki and his team from the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. ...

2017-06-21 | Dr. Vincent Giampapa's Global Foundation for Human Aging Research Donates $50,000 to The Sinclair Lab at Harvard Medical School

MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "The mission of the Sinclair Lab is exactly in line with the mission of our foundation," says Dr. Vincent Giampapa, founder of the Global Foundation for Human Aging Research, "and that's why we've donated $50,000 to its ongoing efforts." ...

2017-06-18 | Cardax Astaxanthin Compound Chosen for Important NIH Anti-Aging Research Program - Financial Buzz

Cardax, Inc. (“Cardax”) (OTCQB:CDXI) and the University of Hawaii (“UH”) announced today that the National Institute on Aging (“NIA”), one of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), has selected Cardax’s proprietary astaxanthin compound CDX-085 for its anti-aging Interventions Testing Program (“ITP”). Only 4-5 compounds per year are typically chosen by the NIA for this program. This selection resulted from a proposal to the ITP submitted by UH faculty Bradley Willcox, M.D. and Richard Allsopp, Ph.D. that was given a “high priority” ranking by the NIA. Dr. ...

2017-06-09 | A Report from the 2nd Scripps Symposium on the Biology of Aging

This open access paper reports on the proceedings at the 2nd Scripps Symposium on the Biology of Aging held earlier this year. Like much of the field now, the focus in unabashedly on intervening in the aging process, which is good to see. ...

2017-06-08 | Nonprofit Global Foundation for Human Aging Research Launches to Support Development of Technologies that Increase Healthspan for the Aging Global Population

MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Founded by renowned anti-aging medicine pioneer Dr. Vincent Giampapa, the Global Foundation for Human Aging Research (http://globalhumanaging.org/) is looking to change the future of human health. ...

2017-06-06 | Researchers uncover protective mechanism of rotifers that may have implications for aging research

Rotifers are tough, microscopic organisms highly resistant to radiation and repeated cycles of dehydration and rehydration. Now Irina Arkhipova, Irina Yushenova, and Fernando Rodriguez of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have discovered another protective mechanism of this hardy organism: the Terminons. ...