Recent news related to aging and gerontology

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. ...

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. ...