Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-02-06 | A Cross-Section of Recent Work in the Aging Research Community

A recently published report from last year's Biomedical Innovation for Healthy Longevity conference, held in Russia, serves as a sampling of ongoing work in the field of aging research; a wide range of views on theories of aging are represented. One thing that strikes me from a review of the topics is that few of the people involved are working on anything related to rejuvenation, or, setting aside the much-needed consideration of biomarkers of biological age, any other projects with near term practical applications likely to significantly extend life. ...

2017-02-02 | What Aging Gracefully Looks Like After 100

A series investigating the effects of gravity on the female form. In the new book Aging Gracefully, photographer Karsten Thormaehlen shot 52 portraits of men and women over 100 years old. ...

2017-02-02 | Dental Laboratories Market grows with global aging trends and need for painless procedures |

Global Dental Laboratories Market: Overview The global market for dental laboratories is undergoing a widespread transformation. The rising prevalence of oral disorders, coupled with the growing awareness regarding oral care and hygiene, is driving this market substantially. ...

2017-02-02 | Living in space appears to reverse one of the key ageing processes

An astronaut who spent nearly a year in the International Space Station experienced changes to his body which appeared to reverse one of the key ageing processes, according to new research. Scott Kelly, who has an identical twin who is a retired astronaut, spent 340 days on the space station in 2015 and 2016. ...

2017-02-01 | 8 anti-aging secrets no one tells you

In the search for the Fountain of Youth, you’ll be hard pressed to find an anti-aging trick we haven’t tried. We all know the old standbys of drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and slathering our faces with SPF, but there are some secrets you need to know to help keep the Hands of Time at bay. ...

2017-01-31 | Anatomy and physiology of ageing 1: the cardiovascular system

John Knight is senior lecturer in biomedical science; Yamni Nigam is associate professor in biomedical science; both at the College of Human Health and Science, Swansea University. The average lifespan of people in the UK is rising – mainly due to advances in healthcare – and many 60-year-olds can expect a further 25 years of healthy life. However, knowledge of the ageing process remains limited. ...

2017-01-31 | Dementia cases will triple over next 25 years, says ageing expert

Dementia is the most important ageing question facing society, with the number of cases set to triple over the next 25 years, a leading expert has warned. The cost of treating dementia is €1.9 billion yearly, according to Prof Eamon O’Shea, director of a new centre for research into the condition at NUI Galway. ...

2017-01-30 | How to look and feel younger — the new science of ageing

Dr Elizabeth Blackburn is the Nobel prize-winning molecular biologist who discovered one of the greatest secrets about life: how to slow down ageing. We’re meeting at a London hotel to discuss her book, The Telomere Effect, already a New York Times bestseller. ...

2017-01-30 | Telomeres DNA Chromosome Aging Improve Health

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to age more slowly than others? They look younger, they have more energy, and they manage to deal with fewer diseases — from the flu to cancer — than the rest of their age group. ...

2017-01-27 | Avoid them: Common things you do that are ageing you fast

You may have hoodwinked your mind to believe that your back pain is the result of some small stress at work. Or that the computer is to blame for the eye problems you’ve experienced recently. ...

2017-01-26 | Lifestyle matters more than genetics in latest ageing report

By Sarah Parsons 26-Jan-2017 Olay conducts research with genetics company 23andMe to unearth key factors contributing to the youthful appearance of skin Sunscreen and a positive attitude is the key to younger-looking skin, according to research by P&G brand Olay and 23andMe. Over 155,000 participants took part in the study, which revealed that external factors had a larger effect on youthful skin appearance than genetics. ...

2017-01-23 | Olay and 23andMe release skin aging data

2017 has only just begun, but big beauty brands are already leveraging the cultural curiosity surrounding DNA. Cosmetics Design predicted in a recent CD Buzz video that “the market for skin care made with the data and components of consumers’ own blood and DNA will increase in [2017].” What’s happening so far is that big beauty is giving advancing DNA science a nod, while emphasizing the unique value of skin care and cosmetics. L’Oréal launched a multi-channel ad campaign earlier this month that plainly evokes consumer genomics adds , like those from 23andMe. ...

2017-01-23 | The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) hosts its 25th Annual Spring Congress, welcome clinicians and exhibitors to Hollywood, Florida

Jan 23, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - January 23, 2017) - The 25th Annual Spring Congress will take place on April 7-8, with pre-conference symposiums on April 5-6. The Congress will provide the latest research in preventive, functional, and anti-aging medicine through educational sessions, interactive lectures, and an exhibit hall hosting 250 exhibitors with products ranging from aesthetic devices and equipment to high-tech medical products. ...

2017-01-23 | White Coat Gala to Celebrate Center on Aging - UConn Today

Friends, patients, and alumni will celebrate UConn Health’s achievements and raise vital support at the 8th Annual White Coat Gala “Honoring Heroes and Healers” on Saturday, April 22, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Over the past seven years, this event has raised more than $3.8 million to support Connecticut’s flagship public academic medical center. ...

2017-01-21 | Revolutionary new science that can slow down ageing

By Dr Elizabeth Blackburn And Dr Elissa Epel For The Daily Mail Published: 20:33 EST, 20 January 2017 | Updated: 20:52 EST, 20 January 2017

2017-01-20 | Critics Raise Concerns on $8K 'Young Blood' Vampire Anti-Aging Transfusion

There appears to be a private clinic where people can pay $8,000 so their veins could be pumped with blood plasma from teenagers and young adults. This is courtesy of Jesse Karmazin, the entrepreneur who, with his startup Ambrosia, wants to utilize the potential of "young blood." ...

2017-01-20 | Daily suncream application could double your chances of wrinkle-free ageing, research suggests

The benefits of sun cream have long been extolled when it comes to preventing sunstroke and keeping skin healthy. And now there's more reason to make sun protection part of your daily routine, not least because a new study suggests that women can almost double their chances of having younger-looking skin in old age by wearing sunscreen whenever they leave the house. ...

2017-01-19 | Ageing HIV population facing a social care ‘timebomb’

A report released today has revealed that currently one in three people living with HIV are over 50, compared to one in five in 2011. Uncharted Territory, the Terrence Higgins Trust report, captures how underprepared the social care sector is for an aging population of people who are HIV positive. ...

2017-01-19 | Research shows how too much sitting and too little exercise could be aging you

Published: January 19, 2017 11:44 PM GMT+8 A new study has found that too much sitting and too little exercise increases biological aging in elderly women, possibly increasing the risk of other health conditions. — Picture by laflor/Istock.com via AFPLOS ANGELES, Jan 19 — New research on the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle have shown that too much sitting and not enough physical activity can age cells by up to eight years. Previous research has already linked too much sitting to health problems such as obesity, higher levels of “bad” cholesterol, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ...

2017-01-19 | Micro-Needling - Anti-Aging Institute - ABC 36 News

Dr. Fadi Bacha returns to the studio to talk with Troy Thompson about a skin therapy called “Micro-Needling.” Micro-Needling is a chemical-free, minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure to improve skin texture, firmness, facial wrinkles, sun damage, and thinning skin, as well as reduce scars, pore size, and stretch marks. ...

2017-01-19 | TPR’s Think Health Science series: Aging with Vitality - UT Health Science Center News

It’s no secret that the U.S. population is aging rapidly. No one is immune. ...

2017-01-18 | Announcements from NIA Division of Aging Biology (January 2017) - Office of the Vice Provost

The NIA Interventions Testing Program (ITP) is soliciting proposals for compounds to enter the study in 2018. The deadline for receipt of proposals is February 23, 2017. Information on the NIA ITP and guidelines for proposal development are posted at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dab/interventions-testing-program-itp/interventions-testing-program-itp-application-form Questions should be directed to Dr. Nancy Nadon (nadonn@nia.nih.gov). The NIA Interventions Testing Program (ITP) Collaborative Interactions Program (CIP) was developed to enhance characterization of the compounds in testing by facilitating collaborations with investigators outside the ITP. A repository of tissue from treated mice is available, as well as limited numbers of live mice. ...

2017-01-18 | Aging as the Evolutionary Cost of Complexity, Driven by Mitochondrial Dynamics

This popular science article walks through a new interpretation of one class of evolutionary theory of aging, envisaging the existence of aging as being necessary for the formation of complex life forms with active metabolism and high energy demands. While there are higher species that exhibit negligible senescence for much of their lifespans, such as naked mole rats and lobsters, the only definitively immortal animals are lower species such as hydra, and even then only in optimal conditions. ...

2017-01-18 | Medical graduate thinks young blood could fight ageing

A medical graduate believes young blood injected in to the elderly could help fight ageing. A medical graduate wants 600 young volunteers to give blood to help elderly patients to 'fight ageing'. Jesse Karmazin, a medical graduate, strongly believes using the bodily fluid from people aged 16-25 on older people could make a difference to their appearance and reduce the visible signs maturing have on the body. ...

2017-01-17 | Program on aging gracefully set in February

A program on aging gracefully is set in early February. "I'm Positive, I'm Aging" is a University of Illinois Extension educational program that will help participants explore the characteristics of positive aging and learn how to make the most of their later years. ...