Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-01-15 | Aging and Death Are the Evolutionary Price of Complexity

Life’s ever-repeating cycles of birth and death are among the most fundamental principles of nature. An organism starts out as a single cell that grows and divides, develops into an embryo, matures and reaches adulthood, but then ages, deteriorates, and eventually succumbs to death. ...

2017-01-13 | Salk Institute for Biological Studies Scientists Turn Back The Clock On Aging

It’s mind bending. Scientists believe it is now possible to wind back the biological clock. ...

2017-01-13 | Key Protein Involved in Cellular Aging Identified | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Investigators at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) say they have discovered a protein that fine tunes the cellular clock involved in aging. Named TZAP, it binds the ends of chromosomes and determines how long telomeres can be. ...

2017-01-12 | A Nobel Prize-winning biologist reveals how to slow down the effects of ageing

In 2009, Elizabeth Blackbrun — along with Jack. W. Szostak and Carol W. Greider — was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her help in discovering “how chromosomes are protected by telomeres.” Telomeres protect our DNA, but over time our telomeres wear down. ...

2017-01-11 | This robot 'aging companion' is like an Alexa for the elderly

Tech startup Intuition Robotics unveiled an artificial intelligence-based robot companion that aims to improve the quality of life of elderly people on Wednesday. ElliQ markets itself as an alternative to other AI companions that the likes of Google and Amazon have launched for the home. ...

2017-01-11 | This Could Be The Future Of Anti-Aging

As hard as it is to face, aging is a natural and inevitable part of life. Growing older results in a buildup of the body’s senescent cells, or cells which have stopped dividing and naturally accumulate with age. ...

2017-01-10 | New research shows being bilingual is better for aging brains

Being bilingual is better for you in the long term. Not just for the sake of communicating in Canada’s two official languages, but it’s also better for saving brain power as we age, according to new findings. ...

2017-01-07 | Anti-aging Market - Strict Regulations have led to Introduction of Safe and Efficient Anti-Aging Products and Services in the Market |

Anti-aging market is growing as the modern technologies have initiated the involvement of novel anti-aging treatments and products. Anti-aging market is segmented into products, services and devices. ...

2017-01-07 | The art of ageing gracefully

When I was younger I remember my mum saying in Luo, pesa loso ji. It loosely translates into “money makes people attractive.” In the bloom of collagen-plumping chubby cheeks, it made no sense to me. ...

2017-01-06 | Phyathai Hospital 3 leans on anti-ageing, vaccines

Phyathai Hospital 3, a subsidiary of Thailand's largest hospital chain operator Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc (BDMS), said it expects total revenue in 2017 to grow 6.5% from the previous year, when it earned 2.7 billion baht. The hospital director, Dr Suraphol Losiriwat, said the additional revenue would come from its wellness and anti-ageing centre as well as its vaccine centre, due to open this year. ...

2017-01-06 | A Nobel Prize-Winning Biologist's Advice For Aging Well And Preventing Disease

In their new book, The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach To Living Younger, Healthier, Longer, Blackburn and psychologist Elissa Epel outline measures that anyone can take to further protect their telomeres, such as adopting a more plant-based diet and practicing meditation. Looking to the latest findings from the world of telomere science, the book suggests that we may have a great deal more control over our own health and longevity than we might think.

2017-01-04 | Anti-Aging Medicine: Forever Young

Nationwide, the market for anti-aging medicine is estimated at more than $60 billion, with Florida the No. 1 state. According to the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine in Boca Raton, 9,852 of Florida’s 58,896 doctors, 17%, have incorporated some element of anti-aging medicine into their practices. ...

2017-01-03 | You may have more control over aging than you think, say ‘The Telomere Effect’ authors

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shared a Nobel Prize for her research on telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes that play a key role in cellular aging. But she was frustrated that important health implications of her work weren’t reaching beyond academia. ...

2017-01-03 | Anti-Aging Market Expected to Reach $216.52 Billion by 2021

As the average age of the world’s population goes up (looking at you, baby boomers), so does the demand for anti-aging products and services. While there has been a steady increase in the market for the past few years, Zion Market Research has found that the anti-aging market will be worth $216.52 billion by 2021, with a CAGR of 7.5% between 2016 and 2021. ...

2017-01-03 | Chronos Therapeutics acquisitions bring hope for diseases of ageing

By 2030, people aged 65 and up will account for nearly 20 percent of the world’s population. With the bulk of healthcare spending happening in old age, the potential for targeted medical interventions is huge. ...

2017-01-02 | Anti-ageing serum may be unsafe for elderly people: Study | The Siasat Daily

Washington : A team of researchers has found that by removing senescent cells, it may bring us one step closer to the “fountain of youth”. However, experts warned that an anti-ageing serum could be a few years off yet as the drugs may be unsafe for elderly people. A drug has previously been found to help elderly mice regrow their hair, run faster and live for longer. ...

2017-01-02 | The Growth of Programmed Aging Theories in the Research Community

There are two important battles in the matter of aging research. The first is to convince people that aging should be treated as a medical condition at all. ...

2016-12-26 | Two Vital Genes Balance Function for Premature Aging

The two genes work together to suppress premature ageing and increase lifespan, based on studies conducted on Zebra fish. The results of the study were published in the Journal Autophagy. ...

2016-12-25 | Global Anti-Aging Market - Personal Microderm, Alma Lasers Ltd, L’Oreal, Allergan Inc, Cynosure Inc., Solta Medical Inc |

Anti-Aging Market (Baby Boomer, Generation X and Generation Y), by product (Botox, Anti-Wrinkle Products, Anti-Stretch Mark Products, and Others), by Services (Anti-Pigmentation Therapy, Anti-Adult Acne Therapy, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Chemical Peel, Hair Restoration Treatment, and Others), by Device (Microdermabrasion, Laser Aesthetics, Anti-Cellulite Treatment and Anti-Aging Radio Frequency Devices) : Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, Trends and Forecast, 2015 – 2021.The study provides historic data of 2015 along with a forecast from 2016 to 2021 based on revenue (USD billion). The report covers forecast and analysis for the anti-aging market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2015 along with a forecast from 2016 to 2021 based on revenue (USD billion). The study includes drivers and restraints for the anti-aging market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. ...

2016-12-23 | A Review of the Use of Primates in Aging Research

This review paper makes a good companion piece to another review on primates in aging research published last year. Perhaps the most well known primate studies of aging are the still ongoing and decades-long studies of calorie restriction in rhesus macaques, unlikely to be repeated given the cost and the debate over the quality of the resulting data and the underlying design of the studies. ...

2016-12-22 | Does an Aging Population Really Decrease Labor Productivity?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released two papers assessing the impact of an aging population on productivity growth, one looks at Europe, the other one at Japan. Their argument is simple: an aging population also means an overall older and less productive workforce. ...

2016-12-21 | Aging Research Comes of Age

Linda P. Fried, dean and DeLamar Professor at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, was honored for her leadership in scientific research on aging with the 2016 Inserm International Prize, given each year by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. For video and to read more about Fried’s work, visit the Mailman School of Public Health site.

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. ...