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. ...

2017-05-24 | In Essence, All Aging Research Revolves around the Science and Advocacy of SENS, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence

Today's popular science article for consideration is the usual mix of frustrating and interesting remarks that result when various researchers are convinced to talk to the press on the subject of SENS rejuvenation research. I in no way exaggerate when I say that all approaches to the research of aging, all of the intent in aging research, all of the fundamental disagreements in the field, ultimately revolve around SENS, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence. ...

2017-05-23 | Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? New research aims to find out | Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? New research aims to find out | Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? ...

2017-05-22 | AstraZeneca sells aging beta-blocker to Recordati for $300 million

AstraZeneca is using funds from such disposals to help it through an earnings trough caused by patent expiries on former blockbuster medicines, while it waits for a new wave of drugs, particularly for cancer, to deliver fresh growth. It has described 2017 as a "pivotal" year and AstraZeneca's head of portfolio strategy Mark Mallon said the deal "allows us to concentrate our resources on bringing multiple new medicines to patients". The two companies said on Monday that AstraZeneca would also get tiered royalties from Recordati, initially at a double-digit percentage rate, for European sales of Seloken and related products. ...

2017-05-19 | Harvard Researcher To Begin Testing Anti-Aging Pill

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – It’s tough to find anyone who doesn’t have at least a few complaints about getting older. “Getting out of bed, it sounds like a rock band, ‘crack, snap, crackle,” explained Sean McGoff of Quincy while he was walking his dog this week on Castle Island. The man who just might have the answer Sean’s complaints is Professor David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School. ...

2017-05-18 | Considering the Future of Academic Aging Research

Noted researcher Gordon Lithgow is here interviewed on the future of the aging research field. The focus is on academic funding, career, and whether or not current mainstream efforts to slow aging via alteration of the operation of metabolism in order to slow damage are the right way to go. ...

2017-05-16 | SENS Research Foundation Announces New Research Program on Somatic Gene Therapy With Buck Institute for Research on Aging | 05/15/17 | Markets Insider

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA --(Marketwired - May 15, 2017) - SENS Research Foundation (SRF) has launched a new research program focused on somatic gene therapy in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Brian Kennedy, PhD, a leading expert on the biology of aging, will be running the project in his lab at the Buck. ...

2017-05-16 | Cell therapy innovation set to reverse impacts of ageing

Cell-based solution Providing a cellular-based approach for treating hair loss, RepliCel currently has three project developments that centre on applying cell therapy technology to offer skin rejuvenation, tendon regeneration and hair growth solutions. At present, RepliCel is working in partnership with Japanese personal care player, Shiseido, to develop a product for hair loss. ...

2017-05-15 | Israeli researchers achieve a breakthrough in skin aging research

An Israeli research team at Bar-Ilan University have developed a breakthrough technology that fighting wrinkles and sagging skin that allows molecules of hyaluronic acid polymers to applied as cream instead of needing to be injected into the skin. The skin, which plays a significant role in protecting our organs, is impenetrable. ...

2017-05-14 | Can cannabis turn back the aging process?

As our brain ages, our cognitive abilities naturally decrease and it becomes more difficult to learn new things or devote attention to several things at the same time. Researchers have long been looking for ways to slow down or even reverse this process. ...

2017-05-13 | How Genes Play A Role In Aging Process: The Secret To Living Longer

Emma Morano, 117, who was declared the world’s oldest living person by the Guinness World Records, died last month in Verbania, Italy. While the right diet cannot be ruled out as one of her secrets to longer life, experts say genetics might have played an important role too. ...

2017-05-12 | Gerontology/Aging Market by Key Players Analysis 2023 |

Gerontology is an integrative study of aging which comprises the biological, psychological, sociological, and economical aspects of aging. It involves the study of aging from the individual as well as from the societal perspective. ...

2017-05-11 | Keeping a Watchful Eye On Aging

The area framing the eyes, the periorbital area, is one of the most expressive and important facial areas.1 It is the first facial area on which another rests their gaze when meeting someone for the first time. The periorbital area is also among the first on the body to show the signs of aging (see Eye Area Anatomy).2 Skin here is thinner than other areas of the body, and blood vessels are near the surface. ...

2017-05-08 | Mice’s aging brains reset to youthful state by cannabinoid

While medical marijuana has been promoted as a treatment for a variety of ailments, finding anyone who promotes it as a memory boost is rare. Yet a German-Israeli team of researchers has just published a paper suggesting that at least in aging mice, marijuana does just that. ...

2017-05-04 | Mitochondria-Derived Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns in Aging

Mitochondria-derived damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) are a proposed link between age-related mitochondrial damage and age-related inflammation, and this open access paper outlines present thinking on the topic. Mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, are strongly implicated in the progression of aging in a number of ways, the SENS view of damage to mitochondrial DNA producing dysfunctional cells being one, and a more general decline in mitochondrial energy generation for other reasons, yet to be fully mapped, being another. ...

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. ...

2017-04-29 | What’s Hot in Aging Research: How Environment Influences Aging - USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

USC and Los Angeles experts discussed the ways the environment shapes aging, the remarkable progress made in improving Los Angeles’ social and physical environment and the region’s ambitious goals for supporting an aging populace during the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology’s annual What’s Hot in Aging Research symposium on April 19. As he welcomed attendees, USC Davis School Dean Pinchas Cohen said the annual event, much like interest in the wider field of gerontology itself as well as the USC Davis School’s programs, has steadily grown over the years. ...

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 | Nobel winner Elizabeth Blackburn tells Vancouver TED the secrets of aging

Nobel Prize laureate Elizabeth Blackburn discovered that a tiny piece of our chromosomes holds the secret to why we age. It’s a special region on the ends of our chromosomes that becomes shorter every time it replicates inside our body. ...

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 | Can scientists rejuvenate an aging brain with a protein found in umbilical cord blood?

What old brains need is a shot of young blood — and the younger the better. It may sound like a metaphor employed by a randy octogenarian. ...

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. ...