Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2016-12-15 | Dr. Andrew Campbell Answers Puzzling Medical Questions at the 24th Annual World Congress On Anti-Aging Medicine, “Where All The Pieces Come Together.”

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Dr. Andrew Campbell, the twelve-time award winner for excellence in health care and the treatment of patients, will be lecturing at the 24th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine entitled, "Where All The Pieces Come Together" on December 9-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...

2016-12-15 | Life science lab and chair endowed at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

A gift from biotech entrepreneur Kevin Xu ’11 will establish the Rongxiang Xu Regenerative Life Science Lab and the Kevin Xu Chair in Gerontology at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Dean Pinchas Cohen announced the gift at a Dec. 12 dedication and installation ceremony attended at Town and Gown by USC administrators, elected officials and the school’s leaders, faculty and students. ...

2016-12-13 | Ageing Therapeutics Market Pipeline Review, H2 2016 |

Ageing Pipeline Review, H2 2016, latest research study provides in depth analysis on Cellular Tumor Antigen P53 (Tumor Suppressor P53 or Antigen NY-CO-13) targeted pipeline therapeutics. Ageing therapeutics industry report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Ageing, complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type. ...

2016-12-04 | Abenomics and aging mean health-care jobs for women | IOL

Tokyo - As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic revitalisation project nears the four-year mark, one of the most notable trends in the Japanese job market is the increase in women in the health and welfare sector. There are more than half a million extra female workers in this area now than there were at the beginning of 2013, as the aging population increases demand and Abe calls for women to take a greater role in the workforce. ...

2016-12-03 | Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Newall of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery Wins "Best Surgical Body Shaping" for the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards in Par... ( PARIS F...)

Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Newall of The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery Wins "Best Surgical Body Shaping" for the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards in Par... ( PARIS F...) Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. ...

2016-12-02 | No place like home: How some families make ageing at home work

SINGAPORE: A recent debate on whether Singapore should have more single- and twin- bedded wards in state-subsidised nursing homes signals that changes in the care system could happen. Societal expectations are shifting - not just to emphasise more privacy and autonomy for the elderly - but also in favour of more holistic, home-based care, over clinical and regimented institutional approaches. “We have seen a rising trend of seniors choosing home-based care,” said a Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesperson, adding that demand for home care is expected “to continue to grow in tandem with increasing aged care needs”. MOH-subvented home health providers served about 6,800 subsidised clients in 2015, up from about 5,800 subsidised clients in 2014. ...


2016-12-02 | Aging A Disease: Age Reversal Possible?

Up until now, aging is considered a natural phenomenon. However, the idea of treating age as a disease gained traction for the past few years. ...

2016-12-02 | [1612.00667] Voxelwise nonlinear regression toolbox for neuroimage analysis: Application to aging and neurodegenerative disease modeling

[1612.00667] Voxelwise nonlinear regression toolbox for neuroimage analysis: Application to aging and neurodegenerative disease modeling Title: Voxelwise nonlinear regression toolbox for neuroimage analysis: Application to aging and neurodegenerative disease modeling Abstract: This paper describes a new neuroimaging analysis toolbox that allows for the modeling of nonlinear effects at the voxel level, overcoming limitations of methods based on linear models like the GLM. We illustrate its features using a relevant example in which distinct nonlinear trajectories of Alzheimer's disease related brain atrophy patterns were found across the full biological spectrum of the disease. Comments: 4 pages + 1 page for references. ...

2016-12-01 | Southland's ageing population

The issue of an ageing population is relevant for all of New Zealand, but the problem is particularly acute for Southland. Projections from Statistics New Zealand show the average age is expected to rise in the region from 39 to 44 by 2043. Nationally, the population is projected to age from 37 to 43 during the same time. What makes the problem more serious are the predicted migration patterns in and out of Southland during the next 30 years. ...

2016-12-01 | Ageing in institutions: Choices and challenges

SINGAPORE: The social well-being of elderly residents under institutional care and a lack of alternatives to nursing homes were issues that came into focus recently, when the Ministry of Health (MOH) responded to a report calling for the building of “cookie-cutter mega-nursing homes with multiple-bed dormitories” to stop. While MOH stood by its position that it would be imprudent to fund the building of single- or double-bedded rooms in nursing homes, it agreed with the report from the Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation that more can be done to provide greater choice in aged care services. ...


2016-11-30 | Groundbreaking Research That May Make Aging Obsolete

Researchers are on the verge of cracking the aging code, and death caused by aging may become obsolete by as early as 2033. A synergy between two ground-breaking research fields is predicted to not only keep us alive; but to also keep us vivacious, youthful and healthy. ...

2016-11-30 | Global Anti-Aging Market – Personal Microderm, Alma Lasers Ltd, L’Oreal, Allergan Inc, Cynosure Inc. - openPR

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 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. ...

2016-11-30 | ‘Malaysia an ageing nation by 2030’

(From right) Joni hands over a memento to Fatimah, as Dr Abdul Rahman looks on. KUCHING: Malaysia will become an ageing country by 2030 – a time when senior citizens make up more than 15 per cent of its population. ...

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.