Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-07-11 | Epigenetic Aging Clock Service Now Available Through Zymo Research and Epimorphy

IRVINE, Calif., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zymo Research Corp., also known as 'The Epigenetics Company', announced today the release of a new service that can quantify biological aging in a precise manner using the myDNAge™ test. Based on Horvath's Clock, so named for Dr. ...

2017-07-04 | Global Anti-Ageing Drugs Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7 % till 2023

Market research future has a half cooked research report on global anti-ageing drugs market. The global anti-ageing drugs market is growing at an average rate and is expected show the similar trend during forecast period. ...

2017-06-29 | Using RNA Regulation to Argue for the Relevance of Transposons in Aging

Of late a number of research groups have argued that transposon activity is a contributing cause of dysfunction. Transposons are sections of genetic material that can move around within the genome, and more of this moving around occurs with advancing age, taking place in a more or less random manner within individual cells. ...

2017-06-29 | 8 Natural Anti-Ageing Methods

29 June 2017 Nothing quite compares with the feeling of sheer panic after catching sight of that first under eye wrinkle, or the moment you realise your skin just isn’t as plump as it used to be. Aging is a process every person on the planet must endure, no matter how rich they are or how many good genes they managed to acquire off their parents, we are all heading down the same path. ...

2017-06-28 | Heavy drinking ageing your cells, says new research

Heavy drinking ageing your cells, says new research Published: June 28, 2017 06:56 AM GMT+8 Heavy drinking could be causing cells to age more quickly, increasing the risk of various age-related conditions. — Jonathan Austin Daniels/istockphoto.com/AFP picDENVER, June 28 — The more people drink, the quicker their cells age, placing heavy drinkers at a higher risk of age-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia, according to new research. Presented over the weekend at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver, USA, the research was carried out by Naruhisa Yamaki and his team from the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. ...

2017-06-21 | Dr. Vincent Giampapa's Global Foundation for Human Aging Research Donates $50,000 to The Sinclair Lab at Harvard Medical School

MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "The mission of the Sinclair Lab is exactly in line with the mission of our foundation," says Dr. Vincent Giampapa, founder of the Global Foundation for Human Aging Research, "and that's why we've donated $50,000 to its ongoing efforts." ...

2017-06-18 | Cardax Astaxanthin Compound Chosen for Important NIH Anti-Aging Research Program - Financial Buzz

Cardax, Inc. (“Cardax”) (OTCQB:CDXI) and the University of Hawaii (“UH”) announced today that the National Institute on Aging (“NIA”), one of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), has selected Cardax’s proprietary astaxanthin compound CDX-085 for its anti-aging Interventions Testing Program (“ITP”). Only 4-5 compounds per year are typically chosen by the NIA for this program. This selection resulted from a proposal to the ITP submitted by UH faculty Bradley Willcox, M.D. and Richard Allsopp, Ph.D. that was given a “high priority” ranking by the NIA. Dr. ...

2017-06-09 | A Report from the 2nd Scripps Symposium on the Biology of Aging

This open access paper reports on the proceedings at the 2nd Scripps Symposium on the Biology of Aging held earlier this year. Like much of the field now, the focus in unabashedly on intervening in the aging process, which is good to see. ...

2017-06-08 | Nonprofit Global Foundation for Human Aging Research Launches to Support Development of Technologies that Increase Healthspan for the Aging Global Population

MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Founded by renowned anti-aging medicine pioneer Dr. Vincent Giampapa, the Global Foundation for Human Aging Research (http://globalhumanaging.org/) is looking to change the future of human health. ...

2017-06-06 | Researchers uncover protective mechanism of rotifers that may have implications for aging research

Rotifers are tough, microscopic organisms highly resistant to radiation and repeated cycles of dehydration and rehydration. Now Irina Arkhipova, Irina Yushenova, and Fernando Rodriguez of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have discovered another protective mechanism of this hardy organism: the Terminons. ...

2017-06-05 | Global Anti-ageing Market anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 8.0% during 2015–2019 |

Anti-ageing products and services continue to witness steady growth, with global revenues poised to reach US$ 151.8 Bn in 2016, a growth of 7.7% over 2015. Generation X (born between early 60s to mid-70s) will continue to be the key consumer segment, with global demand from this consumer segment anticipated to reach US$ 66,099.3 Mn by the end of this year. ...

2017-06-02 | Science Says This Chemical Can REVERSE the Signs of Aging — But There's a Catch

When it comes to getting older, the beauty industry has a lot of thoughts on how to reverse the physical signs of aging. There's a market filled with products and injectable treatments galore, that all claim to diminish fine lines and wrinkles , not to mention the extensive procedures that often require downtime. ...

2017-05-31 | BASF’s new anti-ageing active Oligolin

31-May-2017 Following innovation platforms on epigenetics and microbiome, BASF’s new research platform is focusing on extraction and processes Following innovation platforms on epigenetics and microbiome, BASF has created a third research platform on extraction and processes that already produces results. Experts from BASF’s R&D department for bio-actives in cooperation with experts from the University of Reims and their Technology Transfer Office SATT Nord have developed a new anti-ageing active ingredient. ...

2017-05-28 | Can We Truly Reverse The Biology Of Ageing?

It was once a fringe topic for scientists and a pseudo-religious dream for others. But research into the biology of ageing, and consequently extending the lifespan of humans and animals, has become a serious endeavour. ...

2017-05-27 | Anti-Ageing Herbs

Researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, announced late last year that four genes that reprogram adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells can also reverse some signs of ageing [Cell: 167, 1719-1733 (2016)]. It was merely the latest in a long line of investigation into longevity. Methuselah, son of Enoch, according to the Bible (Genesis 5.21) lived 969 years. ...

2017-05-25 | Harvard scientist believes he may have figured out how to stop the aging process - Hot Air

So who’s up for being immortal? This may not quite live up to that sort of expectation, but it would be a profound shift in how we view the human condition if somebody could actually stop or even reverse the aging process. ...

2017-05-24 | In Essence, All Aging Research Revolves around the Science and Advocacy of SENS, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence

Today's popular science article for consideration is the usual mix of frustrating and interesting remarks that result when various researchers are convinced to talk to the press on the subject of SENS rejuvenation research. I in no way exaggerate when I say that all approaches to the research of aging, all of the intent in aging research, all of the fundamental disagreements in the field, ultimately revolve around SENS, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence. ...

2017-05-23 | Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? New research aims to find out | Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation

Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? New research aims to find out | Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation Does exercise affect the brain's aging process? ...

2017-05-22 | AstraZeneca sells aging beta-blocker to Recordati for $300 million

AstraZeneca is using funds from such disposals to help it through an earnings trough caused by patent expiries on former blockbuster medicines, while it waits for a new wave of drugs, particularly for cancer, to deliver fresh growth. It has described 2017 as a "pivotal" year and AstraZeneca's head of portfolio strategy Mark Mallon said the deal "allows us to concentrate our resources on bringing multiple new medicines to patients". The two companies said on Monday that AstraZeneca would also get tiered royalties from Recordati, initially at a double-digit percentage rate, for European sales of Seloken and related products. ...

2017-05-19 | Harvard Researcher To Begin Testing Anti-Aging Pill

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – It’s tough to find anyone who doesn’t have at least a few complaints about getting older. “Getting out of bed, it sounds like a rock band, ‘crack, snap, crackle,” explained Sean McGoff of Quincy while he was walking his dog this week on Castle Island. The man who just might have the answer Sean’s complaints is Professor David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School. ...

2017-05-18 | Considering the Future of Academic Aging Research

Noted researcher Gordon Lithgow is here interviewed on the future of the aging research field. The focus is on academic funding, career, and whether or not current mainstream efforts to slow aging via alteration of the operation of metabolism in order to slow damage are the right way to go. ...

2017-05-16 | SENS Research Foundation Announces New Research Program on Somatic Gene Therapy With Buck Institute for Research on Aging | 05/15/17 | Markets Insider

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA --(Marketwired - May 15, 2017) - SENS Research Foundation (SRF) has launched a new research program focused on somatic gene therapy in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Brian Kennedy, PhD, a leading expert on the biology of aging, will be running the project in his lab at the Buck. ...

2017-05-16 | Cell therapy innovation set to reverse impacts of ageing

Cell-based solution Providing a cellular-based approach for treating hair loss, RepliCel currently has three project developments that centre on applying cell therapy technology to offer skin rejuvenation, tendon regeneration and hair growth solutions. At present, RepliCel is working in partnership with Japanese personal care player, Shiseido, to develop a product for hair loss. ...

2017-05-15 | Israeli researchers achieve a breakthrough in skin aging research

An Israeli research team at Bar-Ilan University have developed a breakthrough technology that fighting wrinkles and sagging skin that allows molecules of hyaluronic acid polymers to applied as cream instead of needing to be injected into the skin. The skin, which plays a significant role in protecting our organs, is impenetrable. ...

2017-05-14 | Can cannabis turn back the aging process?

As our brain ages, our cognitive abilities naturally decrease and it becomes more difficult to learn new things or devote attention to several things at the same time. Researchers have long been looking for ways to slow down or even reverse this process. ...