Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2016-11-28 | Aquaporin-4 Localization and Cognition in Aging Brains

Question Is the expression or localization of the astroglial water channel aquaporin-4 altered in patients with advanced age or with Alzheimer disease? Findings In this postmortem analysis, aquaporin-4 protein expression and localization in the cortex of a series of aged cognitively intact individuals and patients with Alzheimer disease revealed statistically significant associations between aquaporin-4 expression and aging. ...

2016-11-27 | Do Your Family Members Have a Right to Your Genetic Code? - Slashdot

schwit1 writes: When a woman gets her genome sequenced, questions about privacy arise for her identical twin sister. Patients must give their informed consent before undergoing whole-genome sequencing or any other genetic test. ...

2016-11-26 | Prevention against infectious diseases key to healthy aging - Saudi Gazette

The quality of immune response may decline with advancing age, resulting in increased susceptibility to infections. Decreased birth rates and longer lifespans indicate that the global population is aging, although rates of aging differ between countries. ...

2016-11-26 | Calligas: Are you aging gracefully?

Hopefully, you answered “Yes.” Are you sure about this? We all desire this goal to age gracefully, but some do not achieve it. ...

2016-11-25 | ODTtv: Treasury warning over ageing NZ population

Treasury is warning that spending pressures on the government from an ageing population are projected to rise strongly over the next 40 years, and government policy changes will be needed in future.

2016-11-25 | Endometrial Ablation Market is driven by the aging population, as heavy menstrual bleeding is majorly observed among geriatric females |

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to surgically destroy the endometrial layers or uterine lining without removing reproductive organ. Heavy menstrual bleeding may arise due to hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids and polyps, infections of the uterus and cervix, bleeding disorders, and uterine cancer. ...

2016-11-25 | Ageing - Industry shared in News Research Report |

MarketResearchReports.Biz presents this most up-to-date research on “Ageing – Pipeline Review, H2 2016” Global Markets Direct’s latest Pharmaceutical and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Ageing Pipeline Review, H2 2016, provides an overview of the Ageing (Metabolic Disorders) pipeline landscape. Ageing is the accumulation of changes in a person over time. ...

2016-11-24 | Brexit is an irrelevance in terms of the public finances. It's the costs of our ageing population we really need to worry about

On a recent visit to the doctor, I was astonished to find a number of specialist translators waiting in line for an appointment. Only they weren’t there to see the doctor themselves; rather, they were for the paid purpose of translating on behalf of the real patients. ...

2016-11-23 | A kaupapa Māori approach to ageing well

23 November 2016 A kaupapa Māori approach to ageing well University of Waikato researchers in collaboration with Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa) have been awarded more than $900,000 for a new study for the Ageing Well National Science Challenge. Professor Brendan Hokowhitu from the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies (FMIS) and Professor John Oetzel from Waikato Management School (WMS) along with Rangimahora Reddy from Rauawaawa, will lead ‘Kaumātua mana motuhake: Kaumātua managing life transitions through tuakana-teina/peer education’. The research seeks to address the mana motuhake the identity or autonomy of kaumātua aged 55 or older by investigating the health outcomes of a ‘tuakana-teina’ (mentoring) peer-educator model, which Professor Hokowhitu says will result in evidence-based interventions to meet social and health needs of kaumātua and their whānau. ...

2016-11-23 | Electrolyte disorders and aging: risk factors for delirium in patients undergoing orthopedic surgeries

Delirium is the most common mental disorder encountered in older patients. However, it is difficult to diagnose because of no unified diagnostic methods and crypticity of postoperative delirium. ...

2016-11-22 | Social care isn’t just about looking after an ageing population

Adult social care rarely seems to be out of the news, whether the headlines are about the ageing population, dementia or delayed transfers of care. But, in my experience, social care is so much more than this. ...

2016-11-22 | Scientists Think They've Found A Way To Halt Ageing In Humans

Scientists believe they’ve found a way to slow or even halt one of the key processes that causes us to get old. Scientists at CalTech and UCLA are in no way looking forward to saying “pardon” all the time and so decided to see if they could halt this seemingly inevitable process. Well it turns out they can. ...

2016-11-22 | Young blood transfusions are probably not the best way to reverse aging

© Provided by The Verge Sorry, Peter Thiel, young blood may not be the key to reversing aging. A study from the same team that tantalized us with promises of youth (provided we can take the blood of youths) now suggests that old blood hurts health more than young blood helps. ...

2016-11-21 | Journal Highlight: Skin aging caused by intrinsic or extrinsic processes characterized with functional proteomics - Ezine - spectroscopyNOW.com

Journal Highlight: Skin aging caused by intrinsic or extrinsic processes characterized with functional proteomics - Ezine - spectroscopyNOW.com Journal Highlight: Skin aging caused by intrinsic or extrinsic processes characterized with functional proteomics Skin aging caused by intrinsic or extrinsic processes characterized with functional proteomics Proteomics, 2016, 16, 2718-2731 Jia-You Fang, Pei-Wen Wang, Chun-Hsun Huang, Mu-Hong Chen, Yun-Ru Wu and Tai-Long Pan Abstract: The skin provides protection against environmental stress. However, intrinsic and extrinsic aging causes significant alteration to skin structure and components, which subsequently impairs molecular characteristics and biochemical processes. ...

2016-11-21 | KSM-66 Ashwagandha shows strong anti-aging effect in human cells

A scientific study, published in the Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (Abstract View http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/abb.2016.74018 or http://file.scirp.org/Html/1 7301197_65533.htm), presented evidence of strong anti-aging properties of KSM-66 Ashwagandha via potentiation of telomerase activity in the human HeLa cell line. The shortening of telomeres, at the ends of chromosomes, can accelerate aging and the consequent degeneration of various physiological systems. ...

2016-11-19 | Raindrop implant a new cure for aging eyesight

It’s not uncommon for people who wear glasses to be on the lookout for visual freedom. “I forgot my glasses one time and went out to a restaurant and couldn’t read a menu and had to have someone read the menu to me,” said Nancy Fowler. It was a big inconvenience. ...

2016-11-19 | Aging Is The Biggest Issue Facing The Human Race

DALLAS -- Joe Jordan has been in the insurance business for more than 40 years and hasn't lost a bit of passion for helping people. Jordan delivered a session Friday at the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) annual conference in Dallas. ...

2016-11-19 | Big Anti-Aging Benefits of Berries

This superfood has big anti-aging benefits. That’s why we’re sweet on these berry-infused hair and skin products! ...

2016-11-19 | Top cosmetic surgeon reveals the secrets to ageing perfectly

By Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia Published: 15:54 EST, 19 November 2016 | Updated: 15:55 EST, 19 November 2016

2016-11-18 | The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Offers Aesthetic Medicine Session at the 24th Annual World Congress

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine will host a session that focuses on the developing subspecialty of Aesthetic Medicine, at the 24th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine at the Venetian/Palazzo/Sands Resort in Las Vegas from December 9 – 11, 2016. This is merely one of the cutting-edge educational opportunities that will be offered throughout the conference. ...

2016-11-18 | Mutation provides new insight into the molecular mechanisms of aging | (e) Science News

A new study identifies the mutation that underlies a rare, inherited accelerated-aging disease and provides key insight into normal human aging. The research, published by Cell Press online May 5 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, highlights the importance of a cellular structure called the "nuclear envelope" in the process of aging. ...

2016-11-18 | Experienced researcher in the field of ageing research and cell-based bioevaluation of Natural Products

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2016-11-16 | This Surprising Habit Could Be Ageing Your Face Quickly - M2woman

Let me start by saying that I personally don’t really think there is anything wrong with ageing, after all it’s a very natural process. However in a world that is becoming increasingly polluted, reliant on processed food and well… lazy, it’s no secret that premature ageing is a very real issue. ...

2016-11-16 | The ultimate guide to anti-ageing: Turn back clock on neck and chin

By Daily Mail Reporters Published: 19:59 EST, 15 November 2016 | Updated: 19:59 EST, 15 November 2016

2016-11-15 | Embracing Aging: Winner in A Name for the Ages

Old as dirt or vintage like a great wine? 4 p.m. dinners and senior moments or redefining senioritis? Respect your elders or ancient and elderly? ...