Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-03-04 | Bone Marrow Aging Linked to Aging of Blood Cell Forming Stem Cells

The research team was involved in numerous experiments to identify a method to determine blood cell development as well as the vitality of the cells that were present in the microenvironment of the bone marrow. One of the experiments that were conducted involved the development of the endosteum stroma cells that give rise to a thin layer of connective tissue present on the interior side of the bones. ...

2017-03-03 | Secret to ageing well down to lifestyle, not just genes

By Victoria Allen for the Daily Mail Published: 20:06 EST, 2 March 2017 | Updated: 20:11 EST, 2 March 2017

2017-03-03 | New research in Birmingham aims to help aging population of people with HIV

Birmingham, Ala — Rick Walton routinely plays Majhong on his tablet. He says games like this keep his brain working. ...

2017-03-02 | Scientists wage fight against aging bone marrow stem cell niche

As people get older so do the hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that form their blood, creating an increased risk for compromised immunity and certain blood cancers. Now researchers are reporting in the scientific journal EMBO that the bone marrow niche where HSC's form also ages, contributing to the problem. ...

2017-03-01 | Maine man making strides in anti-aging science

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2017-03-01 | Genome-wide transcriptomics of aging in the rotifer Brachionus manjavacas , an emerging model system

Aging is a complex process characterized by the progressive degeneration of a healthy phenotype and correlated with a decline in the ability to withstand cellular stress and damage. The subject of investigation for decades, the underlying molecular genetic causes of and responses to aging remain an area of active study. ...

2017-03-01 | 1 March 2017 - Ageing can be good for you (if you're a yeast) - BBSRC

It’s a cheering thought for anyone heading towards their golden years. Research from the Institute has shown that ageing can be beneficial – albeit so far only in yeast. ...

2017-02-28 | Cost of Aging -- Finance & Development, March 2017

Finance & Development, March 2017, Vol. 54, No. 1 As populations in richer nations get older, GDP growth slows, support costs rise, and government budgets feel pressure An aging population and slower labor force growth affect economies in many ways—the growth of GDP slows, working-age people pay more to support the elderly, and public budgets strain under the burden of the higher total cost of health and retirement programs for old people. Yet an aging population may raise the amount of capital per worker, which would boost wages and output per hour worked (productivity) and reduce interest rates as higher wages lower the return on capital. ...

2017-02-28 | History says Seahawks should avoid aging running backs

Adrian Peterson, once a great running back for the Minnesota Vikings, is about to become a free agent. The news broke Tuesday morning, a few hours before it was announced that Jamaal Charles, once a great running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, also is about to become a free agent. ...

2017-02-24 | University of Pennsylvania Study Advances Anti-Aging Market

RICHMOND, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 24, 2017 / Liberty Biopharma Inc. (LTY.V) ("Liberty Biopharma" or "Company"). A study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that adult stem cells collected from human fat are distinctly more stable than other stem cells, such as fibroblasts from the skin, and have the potential for use in new therapies for the prevention and treatment of aging-related diseases. The discovery was made while the researchers were developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells. ...

2017-02-23 | Scientists identify anti-aging gene to treat melanoma

Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Researchers at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia have found an anti-diabetic drug activates an anti-aging gene that can inhibit growth of melanoma in older patients. Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, is more frequently diagnosed in older patients. ...

2017-02-23 | Mayo Clinic study finds link between biology of aging and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

A Mayo Clinic study has shown evidence linking the biology of aging with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that impairs lung function and causes shortness of breath, fatigue, declining quality of life, and, ultimately, death. Researchers believe that these findings, which appear today in Nature Communications, are the next step toward a possible therapy for individuals suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. ...

2017-02-21 | How ageing weakens your immune system - AOL Living UK

Now you're older you catch every cold going and it takes longer to recover than it did when you were young. So what's going on? ...

2017-02-21 | Circadian deep sequencing reveals stress-response genes that adopt robust rhythmic expression during aging

Disruption of the circadian clock, which directs rhythmic expression of numerous output genes, accelerates aging. To enquire how the circadian system protects aging organisms, here we compare circadian transcriptomes in heads of young and old Drosophila melanogaster. ...

2017-02-20 | Stem Cell therapy is future of anti-ageing - Bangalore Mirror -

Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells — such as fibroblasts from the skin — and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. They made the discovery after developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells. ...

2017-02-20 | Enigma Biomedical Group Signs Research Agreement with McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging | Business Wire

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enigma Biomedical Group today announced a clinical research agreement with McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging in Montreal to support multiple projects over the next several years. These research projects are for studies of an early stage imaging agent (MK-6240) to be used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans for assessing the status and progression of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in the brain. ...

2017-02-19 | Stem cells from fat may have use in anti-ageing treatments

Washington, Feb 19 (PTI) Stem cells collected from human fat may have the potential for use in anti-ageing treatments, as they are more stable than fibroblasts from the skin, scientists have found. Researchers developed a new model to study chronological ageing of fat cells. ...

2017-02-18 | For The Ages: Russian Scientists Make Anti-Aging Breakthrough

During the experiment, the researchers divided the mice into two groups: the first group was fed normally, while the second one's fodder contained a SkQ1 molecule, a powerful antioxidant that was discovered by the scientists several years ago. When the mice turned eight months, the differences between both groups became evident. ...

2017-02-17 | One way to fix an ageing society - get old later

When do you become a senior citizen??? That's an increasingly important question in Japan, the world's oldest nation, where the challenge is to keep people healthy and productive as they live longer. The answer should be 75, ten years older than many people think now, according two groups of medical experts who specialise in ageing. ...

2017-02-17 | MDI Biological Laboratory scientist sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying aging

February 17, 2017 at 3:27 AM Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect have remained a mystery. In a paper recently published in the journal Aging Cell, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., sheds light on an important genetic pathway underlying this process, raising the possibility that therapies can be developed that prolong the healthy years without having to suffering the consequences of a severely restricted diet. ...

2017-02-17 | Scientists attempt to slow down ageing using novel compound

A group of Russian and Swedish scientists just published a breakthrough paper, reporting results of a joint study by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stockholm university. The article was published in the US journal Aging. ...

2017-02-17 | Stem cells collected from fat may have use in anti-aging treatments | Technology Org

Penn study shows cells are more stable than previously thought Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells – such as fibroblasts from the skin – and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. They made the discovery after developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells. ...

2017-02-16 | 5 anti-aging benefits of exercise

As we age, our metabolism and muscle mass start to decrease. Did you know that adults lose between five and seven pounds of muscle every decade after age 20? ...

2017-02-16 | Telomere Rejuvenation Stops the Clock on Aging

The key to reversing the hands of time may start on a chromosomal level. Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have discovered it is possible to trigger telomerase activation and telomere elongation through in vivo tissue reprogramming, reversing the signs of aging. ...

2017-02-15 | Everon Biosciences Publishes A Study Suggesting A New Biomarker Of Senescent Cells For Anti Aging Research And Drug Development

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a research team from Everon Biosciences, Inc. and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has published a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) describing a new biomarker of senescent cells and a specific monoclonal antibody that could potentially be used to develop a practical assay to detect senescent cells. This assay would significantly speed up the development of anti-aging drugs capable of slowing down or even reverting human aging. ...