Recent news related to aging and gerontology

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

Turn back time! Find out about the latest in anti-aging medical technollogy | WFAA.com Home Weather 50° Local Nation Now Traffic Sports Features About Video Photos Community Share GMT More Home Weather Local Nation Now Traffic Sports Features About Video Photos Community Share GMT Search User Close Live Video WATCH LIVE: Giraffe cam at Animal Adventure Park Close Turn back time! ...

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. ...

2017-03-04 | Bone Marrow Aging Linked to Aging of Blood Cell Forming Stem Cells

The research team was involved in numerous experiments to identify a method to determine blood cell development as well as the vitality of the cells that were present in the microenvironment of the bone marrow. One of the experiments that were conducted involved the development of the endosteum stroma cells that give rise to a thin layer of connective tissue present on the interior side of the bones. ...

2017-03-03 | Secret to ageing well down to lifestyle, not just genes

By Victoria Allen for the Daily Mail Published: 20:06 EST, 2 March 2017 | Updated: 20:11 EST, 2 March 2017

2017-03-03 | New research in Birmingham aims to help aging population of people with HIV

Birmingham, Ala — Rick Walton routinely plays Majhong on his tablet. He says games like this keep his brain working. ...

2017-03-02 | Scientists wage fight against aging bone marrow stem cell niche

As people get older so do the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that form their blood, creating an increased risk for compromised immunity and certain blood cancers. Now researchers are reporting in the scientific journal EMBO that the bone marrow niche where HSC's form also ages, contributing to the problem. ...

2017-03-01 | Maine man making strides in anti-aging science

Maine man making strides in anti-aging science | WLBZ2.com Home Weather 44° Local Nation Now Traffic Sports Features About Video Photos More Home Weather Local Nation Now Traffic Sports Features About Video Photos Search User Close Weather Alert 7 weather alerts Close Maine man making strides in anti-aging science Maine man making strides in anti-aging science. WLBZ 5:22 PM. EST March 01, 2017 TRENDING VIDEOS School Shocker: Teacher Drags Student (WGBA) NEWS CENTER Video Forecast NEWS CENTER Video Forecast Alleged abuse case highlights law loophole The Nottingham Galley shipwreck of 1710 Skowhegan buses vandalized over weekend 4-year-old found dead in pond in St. ...

2017-03-01 | Genome-wide transcriptomics of aging in the rotifer Brachionus manjavacas , an emerging model system

Aging is a complex process characterized by the progressive degeneration of a healthy phenotype and correlated with a decline in the ability to withstand cellular stress and damage. The subject of investigation for decades, the underlying molecular genetic causes of and responses to aging remain an area of active study. ...

2017-03-01 | 1 March 2017 - Ageing can be good for you (if you're a yeast) - BBSRC

It’s a cheering thought for anyone heading towards their golden years. Research from the Institute has shown that ageing can be beneficial – albeit so far only in yeast. ...

2017-02-28 | Cost of Aging -- Finance & Development, March 2017

Finance & Development, March 2017, Vol. 54, No. 1 As populations in richer nations get older, GDP growth slows, support costs rise, and government budgets feel pressure An aging population and slower labor force growth affect economies in many ways—the growth of GDP slows, working-age people pay more to support the elderly, and public budgets strain under the burden of the higher total cost of health and retirement programs for old people. Yet an aging population may raise the amount of capital per worker, which would boost wages and output per hour worked (productivity) and reduce interest rates as higher wages lower the return on capital. ...

2017-02-28 | History says Seahawks should avoid aging running backs

Adrian Peterson, once a great running back for the Minnesota Vikings, is about to become a free agent. The news broke Tuesday morning, a few hours before it was announced that Jamaal Charles, once a great running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, also is about to become a free agent. ...

2017-02-24 | University of Pennsylvania Study Advances Anti-Aging Market

RICHMOND, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 24, 2017 / Liberty Biopharma Inc. (LTY.V) ("Liberty Biopharma" or "Company"). A study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that adult stem cells collected from human fat are distinctly more stable than other stem cells, such as fibroblasts from the skin, and have the potential for use in new therapies for the prevention and treatment of aging-related diseases. The discovery was made while the researchers were developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells. ...

2017-02-23 | Scientists identify anti-aging gene to treat melanoma

Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Researchers at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia have found an anti-diabetic drug activates an anti-aging gene that can inhibit growth of melanoma in older patients. Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, is more frequently diagnosed in older patients. ...

2017-02-23 | Mayo Clinic study finds link between biology of aging and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

A Mayo Clinic study has shown evidence linking the biology of aging with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that impairs lung function and causes shortness of breath, fatigue, declining quality of life, and, ultimately, death. Researchers believe that these findings, which appear today in Nature Communications, are the next step toward a possible therapy for individuals suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. ...

2017-02-21 | How ageing weakens your immune system - AOL Living UK

Now you're older you catch every cold going and it takes longer to recover than it did when you were young. So what's going on? ...