Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2016-12-21 | Ageing: Genes that make mice youthful : Nature : Nature Research

Four genes that reprogram adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells can also reverse some signs of ageing. The four genes encode Yamanaka factors, which are essential for embryonic development, but usually cause tumours when expressed long-term in animals. ...

2016-12-19 | We Can’t Turn Back Time, But Aging Might Be Reversible

Ten years ago, a Japanese biologist named Shinya Yamanaka was able to pinpoint four specific genes that could revert to the embryonic state and produce stem cells that can turn into any kind of cell in the body and divide indefinitely. Known as the ‘Yamanaka factors’ (which he won a 2012 Nobel Prize for), these stem cells can be made from just about any cell in an adult human body. ...

2016-12-19 | Study: Aging apes farsighted too

The scientific study of animal behavior has meant, among other things, that humans have had to accept that they are not the only animals that use tools, show emotions and recognize themselves in a mirror. Still, it's a bit strange to see aging bonobos looking as if they need reading glasses. ...

2016-12-18 | Can we engineer the end of ageing? • /r/Futurology

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2016-12-16 | Researchers Rejuvenate Aging Mice with Stem Cell Genes

(Science) – Stem cells can spawn other types of body cells, but they have another striking capability—they remain young. Researchers have now harnessed this ability to boost the life spans of mice and refurbish some of their tissues. ...

2016-12-16 | Research into aging tries to roll back time - - December 16, 2016

At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., scientists are trying to get time to run backward. Biological time, that is. ...

2016-12-16 | Scientists May Have Found a Way to Reverse Aging

Some of us embrace aging as an unavoidable yet wonderful and exciting facet of life, while others have an anxiety attack every time we see a new grey hair sprouting from our heads. But those in the latter group can finally relax, as scientists now believe that the aging process can be reversed. ...

2016-12-16 | Stem Cell Stories that caught our eye: a womb with a view, reversing aging and stabilizing stem cells | The Stem Cellar on WordPress.com

Here are some stem cell stories that caught our eye this past week. Some are groundbreaking science, others are of personal interest to us, and still others are just fun. ...

2016-12-16 | Global Market Study on Facial Rejuvenation: Early onset of Ageing and Rising Adoption of minimally Invasive Procedures to Drive the Market, Persistence Market Research

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This Persistence Market Research (PMR) report examines the 'Global Facial rejuvenation Market for the period 2015-2021. The primary objective of the report is to offer updates and information related to market opportunities in the Global Facial rejuvenation Market. ...

2016-12-16 | Ageing could be reversed, scientists say

At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., scientists are trying to get time to run backward. In the first attempt to reverse ageing by reprogramming the genome, they have rejuvenated the organs of mice and lengthened their life spans by 30 percent. ...

2016-12-16 | Here's How Science Could Actually Reverse Ageing And Extend Our Lifespan

The average life expectancy in the UK could leap to 108 after scientists discovered a way to rejuvenate cells. A new study claims that reprogramming cells could help people live nearly a third longer, with the blemishes of age such as wrinkled skin, grey hair and aches and pains banished. Although women tend to outlive men, the current average life expectancy in the UK is 81. Pioneering work by Salk Institute scientist in California discovered intermittent expression of genes normally associated with an embryonic state can reverse the hallmarks of old age. They found this prompted human skin cells in a petri dish to look and behave young again.

2016-12-16 | Scientists say the clock of ageing may be reversible

The ageing process is clocklike in the sense that a steady accumulation of changes eventually degrades the efficiency of the body’s cells. — AFP picNEW YORK, Dec 16 — At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to get time to run backward. Biological time, that is. ...

2016-12-15 | Calico focused on trying to gain insight into biology of aging which has been disappointing to those who favor SENS style antiaging

antiaging, google, life extension, longevity, science Google's antiaging company Calico is building a Bell Labs of aging research. They hope to extend the human life span by coming up with a breakthrough as important, and as useful to humanity, as the transistor has been. ...

2016-12-15 | Dr. Andrew Campbell Answers Puzzling Medical Questions at the 24th Annual World Congress On Anti-Aging Medicine, “Where All The Pieces Come Together.”

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Dr. Andrew Campbell, the twelve-time award winner for excellence in health care and the treatment of patients, will be lecturing at the 24th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine entitled, "Where All The Pieces Come Together" on December 9-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...

2016-12-15 | Life science lab and chair endowed at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

A gift from biotech entrepreneur Kevin Xu ’11 will establish the Rongxiang Xu Regenerative Life Science Lab and the Kevin Xu Chair in Gerontology at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Dean Pinchas Cohen announced the gift at a Dec. 12 dedication and installation ceremony attended at Town and Gown by USC administrators, elected officials and the school’s leaders, faculty and students. ...

2016-12-13 | Ageing Therapeutics Market Pipeline Review, H2 2016 |

Ageing Pipeline Review, H2 2016, latest research study provides in depth analysis on Cellular Tumor Antigen P53 (Tumor Suppressor P53 or Antigen NY-CO-13) targeted pipeline therapeutics. Ageing therapeutics industry report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Ageing, complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type. ...

2016-12-04 | Abenomics and aging mean health-care jobs for women | IOL

Tokyo - As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic revitalisation project nears the four-year mark, one of the most notable trends in the Japanese job market is the increase in women in the health and welfare sector. There are more than half a million extra female workers in this area now than there were at the beginning of 2013, as the aging population increases demand and Abe calls for women to take a greater role in the workforce. ...

2016-12-03 | Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Newall of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery Wins "Best Surgical Body Shaping" for the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards in Par... ( PARIS F...)

Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Newall of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery Wins "Best Surgical Body Shaping" for the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards in Par... ( PARIS F...) Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. ...

2016-12-02 | No place like home: How some families make ageing at home work

SINGAPORE: A recent debate on whether Singapore should have more single- and twin- bedded wards in state-subsidised nursing homes signals that changes in the care system could happen. Societal expectations are shifting - not just to emphasise more privacy and autonomy for the elderly - but also in favour of more holistic, home-based care, over clinical and regimented institutional approaches. “We have seen a rising trend of seniors choosing home-based care,” said a Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesperson, adding that demand for home care is expected “to continue to grow in tandem with increasing aged care needs”. MOH-subvented home health providers served about 6,800 subsidised clients in 2015, up from about 5,800 subsidised clients in 2014. ...


2016-12-02 | Aging A Disease: Age Reversal Possible?

Up until now, aging is considered a natural phenomenon. However, the idea of treating age as a disease gained traction for the past few years. ...

2016-12-02 | [1612.00667] Voxelwise nonlinear regression toolbox for neuroimage analysis: Application to aging and neurodegenerative disease modeling

[1612.00667] Voxelwise nonlinear regression toolbox for neuroimage analysis: Application to aging and neurodegenerative disease modeling Title: Voxelwise nonlinear regression toolbox for neuroimage analysis: Application to aging and neurodegenerative disease modeling Abstract: This paper describes a new neuroimaging analysis toolbox that allows for the modeling of nonlinear effects at the voxel level, overcoming limitations of methods based on linear models like the GLM. We illustrate its features using a relevant example in which distinct nonlinear trajectories of Alzheimer's disease related brain atrophy patterns were found across the full biological spectrum of the disease. Comments: 4 pages + 1 page for references. ...

2016-12-01 | Southland's ageing population

The issue of an ageing population is relevant for all of New Zealand, but the problem is particularly acute for Southland. Projections from Statistics New Zealand show the average age is expected to rise in the region from 39 to 44 by 2043. Nationally, the population is projected to age from 37 to 43 during the same time. What makes the problem more serious are the predicted migration patterns in and out of Southland during the next 30 years. ...

2016-12-01 | Ageing in institutions: Choices and challenges

SINGAPORE: The social well-being of elderly residents under institutional care and a lack of alternatives to nursing homes were issues that came into focus recently, when the Ministry of Health (MOH) responded to a report calling for the building of “cookie-cutter mega-nursing homes with multiple-bed dormitories” to stop. While MOH stood by its position that it would be imprudent to fund the building of single- or double-bedded rooms in nursing homes, it agreed with the report from the Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation that more can be done to provide greater choice in aged care services. ...