Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-02-21 | Circadian deep sequencing reveals stress-response genes that adopt robust rhythmic expression during aging

Disruption of the circadian clock, which directs rhythmic expression of numerous output genes, accelerates aging. To enquire how the circadian system protects aging organisms, here we compare circadian transcriptomes in heads of young and old Drosophila melanogaster. ...

2017-02-20 | Stem Cell therapy is future of anti-ageing - Bangalore Mirror -

Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells — such as fibroblasts from the skin — and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. They made the discovery after developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells. ...

2017-02-20 | Enigma Biomedical Group Signs Research Agreement with McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging | Business Wire

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enigma Biomedical Group today announced a clinical research agreement with McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging in Montreal to support multiple projects over the next several years. These research projects are for studies of an early stage imaging agent (MK-6240) to be used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans for assessing the status and progression of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in the brain. ...

2017-02-19 | Stem cells from fat may have use in anti-ageing treatments

Washington, Feb 19 (PTI) Stem cells collected from human fat may have the potential for use in anti-ageing treatments, as they are more stable than fibroblasts from the skin, scientists have found. Researchers developed a new model to study chronological ageing of fat cells. ...

2017-02-18 | For The Ages: Russian Scientists Make Anti-Aging Breakthrough

During the experiment, the researchers divided the mice into two groups: the first group was fed normally, while the second one's fodder contained a SkQ1 molecule, a powerful antioxidant that was discovered by the scientists several years ago. When the mice turned eight months, the differences between both groups became evident. ...

2017-02-17 | One way to fix an ageing society - get old later

When do you become a senior citizen??? That's an increasingly important question in Japan, the world's oldest nation, where the challenge is to keep people healthy and productive as they live longer. The answer should be 75, ten years older than many people think now, according two groups of medical experts who specialise in ageing. ...

2017-02-17 | MDI Biological Laboratory scientist sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying aging

February 17, 2017 at 3:27 AM Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect have remained a mystery. In a paper recently published in the journal Aging Cell, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., sheds light on an important genetic pathway underlying this process, raising the possibility that therapies can be developed that prolong the healthy years without having to suffering the consequences of a severely restricted diet. ...

2017-02-17 | Scientists attempt to slow down ageing using novel compound

A group of Russian and Swedish scientists just published a breakthrough paper, reporting results of a joint study by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stockholm university. The article was published in the US journal Aging. ...

2017-02-17 | Stem cells collected from fat may have use in anti-aging treatments | Technology Org

Penn study shows cells are more stable than previously thought Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells – such as fibroblasts from the skin – and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. They made the discovery after developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells. ...

2017-02-16 | 5 anti-aging benefits of exercise

As we age, our metabolism and muscle mass start to decrease. Did you know that adults lose between five and seven pounds of muscle every decade after age 20? ...

2017-02-16 | Telomere Rejuvenation Stops the Clock on Aging

The key to reversing the hands of time may start on a chromosomal level. Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have discovered it is possible to trigger telomerase activation and telomere elongation through in vivo tissue reprogramming, reversing the signs of aging. ...

2017-02-15 | Everon Biosciences Publishes A Study Suggesting A New Biomarker Of Senescent Cells For Anti Aging Research And Drug Development

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a research team from Everon Biosciences, Inc. and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has published a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) describing a new biomarker of senescent cells and a specific monoclonal antibody that could potentially be used to develop a practical assay to detect senescent cells. This assay would significantly speed up the development of anti-aging drugs capable of slowing down or even reverting human aging. ...

2017-02-14 | Eating less is the key to ageing more slowly, scientists say

Ageing (unfortunately) is an inevitable part of our lives but scientists believe there may be a way to slow down the signs. Researchers from Brigham Young University have found that reducing calorie intake can slow down the rate of ageing – at least, in mice. ...

2017-02-07 | Can Artificial Intelligence Help Extend Life Span Researchers Turn To AI To Uncover Aging Biomarkers Gachon University Study

Insilico Medicine announced on Feb. 3 that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding and partnered for the first collaborative research project with one of the largest research medical networks, Gachon University at Gil Medical Center. The purpose of this collaboration is to develop A.I. biomarkers of aging, along with a method to slow down the aging process. ...

2017-02-07 | Halt the ageing process with a non-surgical procedure

After our exclusive one poll revealed that almost half of women are unhappy with the way they look, we performed a non-surgical cosmetic procedure on 47-year-old Annabel Spooner who felt that she had aged over the last few years following a 'miserable' divorce. In a bid to halt the ageing process and achieve a refreshed look, Annabel underwent a thread lift, a Nefertiti lift for her neck and what's commonly known as vampire therapy. ...

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. ...