Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2016-11-29 | 25 years of unreported children will mean the marriage squeeze and the aging of China will be less severe than official statistics

aging, china, economic impact, future, policy, population It's common for media and academics to cite the statistic that China's one-child policy has led to anywhere from 30 million to 60 million "missing girls" that has created a gender imbalance in the world's most populous nation. But a University of Kansas researcher is a co-author of a study that has found those numbers are likely overblown and that a large number of those girls aren't missing at all — it was more of an administrative story that had to do with how births are registered at local levels in China. ...

2016-11-29 | Big Unknowns: can we stop ageing? – Science Weekly podcast

On 4th August 1997, Jeanne Louise Calment died in a French nursing home. Born 122 years and 164 days earlier, Jeanne currently holds the record for the greatest fully authenticated age to which any human has ever lived. ...

2016-11-28 | Defining immortality of stem cells to identify novel anti-aging mechanisms

The survival of an organism is linked to its ability to maintain the quality of the cellular proteins. A group of proteins called chaperones facilitate the folding of proteins and are essential to regulating the quality of the cellular protein content. ...

2016-11-28 | Concerns Raised Over Anti Aging Benefits Of Blood Transfusions From The Young Harvard Study

The author of a study published Tuesday cautioned against the idea that transfusions of “young” blood can reverse the aging process, a notion that has captured the public imagination and motivated startups. In the new research, published in Nature Communications, scientists replaced half of the blood in old mice with blood from young animals, and did the opposite swap in young mice, giving them old blood.

2016-11-28 | Best of Last Week – Challenging Einstein, the Arctic overheating and a breakthrough in slowing down aging

(ScienceX)—It was another good week for physics as a pair of researchers, João Magueijo with Imperial College London and Niayesh Afshordi with the Perimeter Institute suggested that a theory that challenges Einstein's physics could soon be put to the test—first proposed in the early 90's, the theory has matured to the point that the pair believe it has finally become testable. Also a team at Caltech found new clues emerging in a 30-year-old superconductor mystery regarding how they actually work by confirming that the pseudogap represents a distinct state of matter. ...

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. ...