Recent news related to aging and gerontology

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. ...

2016-12-18 | Can we engineer the end of ageing? • /r/Futurology

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2016-12-16 | Researchers Rejuvenate Aging Mice with Stem Cell Genes

(Science) – Stem cells can spawn other types of body cells, but they have another striking capability—they remain young. Researchers have now harnessed this ability to boost the life spans of mice and refurbish some of their tissues. ...

2016-12-16 | Research into aging tries to roll back time - - December 16, 2016

At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., scientists are trying to get time to run backward. Biological time, that is. ...

2016-12-16 | Scientists May Have Found a Way to Reverse Aging

Some of us embrace aging as an unavoidable yet wonderful and exciting facet of life, while others have an anxiety attack every time we see a new grey hair sprouting from our heads. But those in the latter group can finally relax, as scientists now believe that the aging process can be reversed. ...

2016-12-16 | Stem Cell Stories that caught our eye: a womb with a view, reversing aging and stabilizing stem cells | The Stem Cellar on WordPress.com

Here are some stem cell stories that caught our eye this past week. Some are groundbreaking science, others are of personal interest to us, and still others are just fun. ...

2016-12-16 | Global Market Study on Facial Rejuvenation: Early onset of Ageing and Rising Adoption of minimally Invasive Procedures to Drive the Market, Persistence Market Research

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This Persistence Market Research (PMR) report examines the 'Global Facial rejuvenation Market for the period 2015-2021. The primary objective of the report is to offer updates and information related to market opportunities in the Global Facial rejuvenation Market. ...

2016-12-16 | Ageing could be reversed, scientists say

At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., scientists are trying to get time to run backward. In the first attempt to reverse ageing by reprogramming the genome, they have rejuvenated the organs of mice and lengthened their life spans by 30 percent. ...

2016-12-16 | Here's How Science Could Actually Reverse Ageing And Extend Our Lifespan

The average life expectancy in the UK could leap to 108 after scientists discovered a way to rejuvenate cells. A new study claims that reprogramming cells could help people live nearly a third longer, with the blemishes of age such as wrinkled skin, grey hair and aches and pains banished. Although women tend to outlive men, the current average life expectancy in the UK is 81. Pioneering work by Salk Institute scientist in California discovered intermittent expression of genes normally associated with an embryonic state can reverse the hallmarks of old age. They found this prompted human skin cells in a petri dish to look and behave young again.

2016-12-16 | Scientists say the clock of ageing may be reversible

The ageing process is clocklike in the sense that a steady accumulation of changes eventually degrades the efficiency of the body’s cells. — AFP picNEW YORK, Dec 16 — At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, scientists are trying to get time to run backward. Biological time, that is. ...

2016-12-15 | Calico focused on trying to gain insight into biology of aging which has been disappointing to those who favor SENS style antiaging

antiaging, google, life extension, longevity, science Google's antiaging company Calico is building a Bell Labs of aging research. They hope to extend the human life span by coming up with a breakthrough as important, and as useful to humanity, as the transistor has been. ...