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. ...

2017-05-01 | Can aging muscle be regenerated? New research suggests a first step | FierceBiotech

Scientists at Sanford Burnham have identified the mechanism that causes muscle cells to stop regenerating as people age. This knowledge could lead to methods to slow—but not stop—the decline in muscle mass and function people experience as they get older. ...

2017-05-01 | Anti-Aging and Ayurveda are part of well-being

Ayurveda is fast-becoming a preferred lifestyle option around the world, and it is poised for a quantum leap today as Western companies realize its potential and Western consumers realize its benefits. Ayurveda is the age-old science of well-being, which has the benefit of making consumers look younger and feel vibrant. ...

2017-04-28 | Fueling Inflamm-Aging through Mitochondrial Dysfunction: Mechanisms and Molecular Targets

Among the complex determinants of aging, mitochondrial dysfunction has been in the spotlight for a long time. As the hub for many cellular functions, the maintenance of an adequate pool of functional mitochondria is crucial for tissue homeostasis. ...

2017-04-27 | Google is super secretive about its anti-aging research. No one knows why.

Calico’s logo is a labyrinth — fitting for the ultra-secretive company. Researchers are puzzled by Calico’s stealthiness and say it’s not good for science. ...

2017-04-26 | Further Investigations of Cellular Senescence in Muscle Aging and Frailty

As a topic for aging research, cellular senescence passed its tipping point a few years ago. Prior to that growth of interest and attention it was a struggle to raise funding for this area of work, and thus it didn't matter how compelling the evidence was for its involvement in the processes of aging. ...

2017-04-21 | Increased Cardiac Troponin T Associated with Neuromuscular Junction Aging

Ageing skeletal muscle undergoes chronic denervation, and the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), the key structure that connects motor neuron nerves with muscle cells, shows increased defects with ageing. Previous studies in various species have shown that with ageing, type II fast-twitch skeletal muscle fibres show more atrophy and NMJ deterioration than type I slow-twitch fibres. ...

2017-04-19 | Human Umbilical Cord Blood Helps Aging Mice Remember, Study Finds | Houston Public Media

Decades ago, scientists surgically attached pairs of rats to each other and noticed that old rats tended to live longer if they shared a bloodstream with young rats. It was the beginning of a peculiar and ambitious scientific endeavor to understand how certain materials from young bodies, when transplanted into older ones, can sometimes improve or rejuvenate them. ...

2017-04-19 | The Little Molecule That Could Help Reverse The Aging Process

Scientists have known for a long time that the ability to repair broken strands of DNA is vital for cells to stay healthy and avoid irregularities like cancer. But they haven’t been able to pinpoint why that ability, like most things, breaks down with age — until the discovery of the molecule NAD. Dr. ...

2017-04-18 | Researchers study secrets of aging via stem cells

Third in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging. “If only,” wrote an ancient Japanese poet, “when one heard that Old Age was coming one could bolt the door….” Science is working on it. Aging is as much about the physical processes of repair and regeneration — and their slow-motion failure — as it is the passage of time. ...

2017-04-17 | Assessing Nematode Versions of Human Aging-Associated Genes

An ortholog is a gene in one species that serves the same purpose as its equivalent in another species, a pairing that usually implies common ancestry. In the case of humans and nematode worms such as Caenorhabditis elegans, that is a very distant common ancestry, but nonetheless even between such widely diverse species many cellular mechanisms are surprisingly similar. ...

2017-04-15 | We can slow it down but your genes are the biggest factor in the ageing process

“I’m no supermodel,” insists Dr Sara Gottfried, who is half-Irish — but, it seems, those trendy Celtic genes are no great asset: “I have very resilient genes which allow me to store fat — a little bit too much fat,” she quips. Genetic testing in her mid-40s (she’s just turned 50), showed Gottfried carries what’s known as the ‘Famine Gene’ which means her body is adept at storing fat and has a tendency towards insulin resistance. ...

2017-04-13 | Non-canonical aging model systems and why we need them

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. ...

2017-04-11 | Billionaire Jim Mellon invests in anti-ageing research firm - Pharmaphorum

Billionaire biotechnology investor Jim Mellon has unveiled an investment in an ambitious new venture which seeks to tackle ageing and age-related diseases. Insilico Medicine is a big data analytics company which says its mission is to ‘extend healthy longevity’. This is a ‘moonshot’ target in health which has seen investment from a number of ambitious research groups in the last few years. ...

2017-04-10 | Salk’s research center on aging receives additional $3 million gift from Glenn Foundation for Medical Research - Salk Institute for Biological Studies

April 10, 2017 LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute has received a $3 million gift from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research for the second time in 4 years, enabling the Institute to continue investigating the biology of normal human aging and age-related diseases. The gift will support the work of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at the Salk Institute, which was established in January 2009 with a $5 million gift from the Glenn Foundation. ...

2017-04-10 | Beauty of Cosmetics: Combining Anti-Aging and Natural Ingredients

Skin care and makeup used to be two separate entities. However, technology and nature are working in sync to create beauty products that creators say make skin look better and protect it from aging elements. ...

2017-04-08 | Harvard study made a breakthrough in cellular aging

Our body cells respond to DNA damage by repairing it. The natural process of auto healing is an important process in a cell. ...


2017-04-06 | Vitamin D and Emerging Science: Cellular Aging and Cognitive Health | Nutritional Outlook

Vitamin D is rightly regarded for its crucial role in supporting healthy bones, but its influence extends far beyond the skeletal system. As a regulator of gene expression for more than 3% of the human genome, vitamin D’s extraskeletal (acting outside of the skeletal system) potential is vast. ...

2017-04-05 | Money is pouring in to a hot new area of science that could change the way we think about ageing

Venture capital investors are pouring money in to regenerative medicine. According to a report from Goldman Sachs, venture capital in companies pursuing regenerative medicine has increased from $US296 million in 2011 to $US807 million in 2016, growing roughly 34% year-over-year. “We see Regenerative Medicine as one of the most compelling areas for venture investment,” the report said. ...

2017-04-03 | Osteopontin attenuates aging-associated phenotypes of hematopoietic stem cells

Track and monitor developments in stem cell research and commercial development. Follow the tabs above to read the latest global news, research, clinical trials on stem cells and follow companies active in the stem cell industry. BioPort... Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. ...

2017-04-03 | Researchers find clue to repair of aging DNA

When NAD+ (red) binds to the DBC1 protein (beige), it prevents DBC1 from attaching to and blocking the activity of a protein critical for DNA repair. David Sinclair Our DNA gradually accumulates errors, or mutations, over time. ...

2017-04-01 | Botox, bubbly and pole-dancing! Ageing experts on how to live to 100

By Charlotte Hobbs For The Mail On Sunday Published: 17:00 EDT, 1 April 2017 | Updated: 17:08 EDT, 1 April 2017

2017-03-31 | The search to extend lifespan is gaining ground, but can we truly reverse the biology of ageing?

Ageing research is often promoted as the key to the "eternal fountain of youth", or an "elixir of immortality". But the true promise of ageing research is that rather than tackling individual diseases one at a time, a single drug would treat all the diseases that arise in old age, at once. There would be cost savings from keeping elderly patients out of specialist appointments for each condition. ...

2017-03-31 | Living forever: Can we reverse the biology of ageing?

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