Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-04-19 | The Little Molecule That Could Help Reverse The Aging Process

Scientists have known for a long time that the ability to repair broken strands of DNA is vital for cells to stay healthy and avoid irregularities like cancer. But they haven’t been able to pinpoint why that ability, like most things, breaks down with age — until the discovery of the molecule NAD. Dr. ...

2017-04-18 | Researchers study secrets of aging via stem cells

Third in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging. “If only,” wrote an ancient Japanese poet, “when one heard that Old Age was coming one could bolt the door….” Science is working on it. Aging is as much about the physical processes of repair and regeneration — and their slow-motion failure — as it is the passage of time. ...

2017-04-17 | Assessing Nematode Versions of Human Aging-Associated Genes

An ortholog is a gene in one species that serves the same purpose as its equivalent in another species, a pairing that usually implies common ancestry. In the case of humans and nematode worms such as Caenorhabditis elegans, that is a very distant common ancestry, but nonetheless even between such widely diverse species many cellular mechanisms are surprisingly similar. ...

2017-04-15 | We can slow it down but your genes are the biggest factor in the ageing process

“I’m no supermodel,” insists Dr Sara Gottfried, who is half-Irish — but, it seems, those trendy Celtic genes are no great asset: “I have very resilient genes which allow me to store fat — a little bit too much fat,” she quips. Genetic testing in her mid-40s (she’s just turned 50), showed Gottfried carries what’s known as the ‘Famine Gene’ which means her body is adept at storing fat and has a tendency towards insulin resistance. ...

2017-04-13 | Non-canonical aging model systems and why we need them

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. ...

2017-04-11 | Billionaire Jim Mellon invests in anti-ageing research firm - Pharmaphorum

Billionaire biotechnology investor Jim Mellon has unveiled an investment in an ambitious new venture which seeks to tackle ageing and age-related diseases. Insilico Medicine is a big data analytics company which says its mission is to ‘extend healthy longevity’. This is a ‘moonshot’ target in health which has seen investment from a number of ambitious research groups in the last few years. ...

2017-04-10 | Salk’s research center on aging receives additional $3 million gift from Glenn Foundation for Medical Research - Salk Institute for Biological Studies

April 10, 2017 LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute has received a $3 million gift from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research for the second time in 4 years, enabling the Institute to continue investigating the biology of normal human aging and age-related diseases. The gift will support the work of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at the Salk Institute, which was established in January 2009 with a $5 million gift from the Glenn Foundation. ...

2017-04-10 | Beauty of Cosmetics: Combining Anti-Aging and Natural Ingredients

Skin care and makeup used to be two separate entities. However, technology and nature are working in sync to create beauty products that creators say make skin look better and protect it from aging elements. ...

2017-04-08 | Harvard study made a breakthrough in cellular aging

Our body cells respond to DNA damage by repairing it. The natural process of auto healing is an important process in a cell. ...


2017-04-06 | Vitamin D and Emerging Science: Cellular Aging and Cognitive Health | Nutritional Outlook

Vitamin D is rightly regarded for its crucial role in supporting healthy bones, but its influence extends far beyond the skeletal system. As a regulator of gene expression for more than 3% of the human genome, vitamin D’s extraskeletal (acting outside of the skeletal system) potential is vast. ...

2017-04-05 | Money is pouring in to a hot new area of science that could change the way we think about ageing

Venture capital investors are pouring money in to regenerative medicine. According to a report from Goldman Sachs, venture capital in companies pursuing regenerative medicine has increased from $US296 million in 2011 to $US807 million in 2016, growing roughly 34% year-over-year. “We see Regenerative Medicine as one of the most compelling areas for venture investment,” the report said. ...

2017-04-03 | Osteopontin attenuates aging-associated phenotypes of hematopoietic stem cells

Track and monitor developments in stem cell research and commercial development. Follow the tabs above to read the latest global news, research, clinical trials on stem cells and follow companies active in the stem cell industry. BioPort... Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. ...

2017-04-03 | Researchers find clue to repair of aging DNA

When NAD+ (red) binds to the DBC1 protein (beige), it prevents DBC1 from attaching to and blocking the activity of a protein critical for DNA repair. David Sinclair Our DNA gradually accumulates errors, or mutations, over time. ...

2017-04-01 | Botox, bubbly and pole-dancing! Ageing experts on how to live to 100

By Charlotte Hobbs For The Mail On Sunday Published: 17:00 EDT, 1 April 2017 | Updated: 17:08 EDT, 1 April 2017

2017-03-31 | The search to extend lifespan is gaining ground, but can we truly reverse the biology of ageing?

Ageing research is often promoted as the key to the "eternal fountain of youth", or an "elixir of immortality". But the true promise of ageing research is that rather than tackling individual diseases one at a time, a single drug would treat all the diseases that arise in old age, at once. There would be cost savings from keeping elderly patients out of specialist appointments for each condition. ...

2017-03-31 | Living forever: Can we reverse the biology of ageing?

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2017-03-30 | How Will Artificial Intelligence Help Aging Boomers? - New America Media

Photo: Israeli company Intuition Robotics developed a talking device named ElliQ, now being tested by older adults. (Intuition Robotics) Part 1 The relationship between humans and robots is a tricky thing. If the latter looks too much like the former, but is still clearly a machine, people think it’s creepy, even repulsive—a feeling that’s become known as the “uncanny valley.” Or, as is sometimes the case, the human, with “Star Wars” or “The Jetsons” as his or her reference points, is disappointed by all the things the robot can’t yet do. ...

2017-03-29 | 'Earth-shattering' study reveals the best exercise for anti-ageing

The secret to keeping your body youthful may be found in the way you move. A new study has found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can essentially stop cellular ageing in its tracks and, in some cases, rejuvenate the cells that repair damage in the body. ...

2017-03-29 | Human Trials Of Revolutionary New Anti-Aging Drug To Begin This Year | Caribbean360

NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia, Wednesday March 29, 2017 – Australian scientists have made a revolutionary breakthrough that comes close to the effects of the mythical fountain of youth. The researchers, from the University of New South Wales, developed a “miracle” drug after discovering a key signalling process in DNA repair and cell ageing. ...

2017-03-29 | Is Collagen Really an Anti-Aging Cure-All?

Move over, protein bars. Hello, collagen bars? ...

2017-03-28 | New Federal Funding Supports Research on Cognitive Aging | News | Center for Vital Longevity

We are dedicated to unlocking the secrets of the aging mind and the maintenance of cognitive health for life. DALLAS - March 28, 2017 - Dr. ...

2017-03-27 | Anti-Aging Science takes Huge Leap

Scientists have pinpointed a protein complex in the human body that guards cells against DNA damage. The research was performed at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The finding could prove helpful for astronauts as well as humanity in general. ...

2017-03-27 | Fight Aging! Invests in CellAge, Developing New Cellular Senescence Assays

CellAge is one of the new initiatives arisen in recent years from our community of longevity science advocates and researchers. The principals are focused on the biology of senescent cells, and are attempting to apply the new technology of synthetic gene promoters in order to produce a better class of assay for cellular senescence in living tissue. ...

2017-03-27 | Dutch scientists discover key to ‘reverse ageing’ - DutchNews.nl

Studies carried out by Dutch scientists have resulted in a major breakthrough in the anti-ageing process which could ultimately lead to future treatment for cancer patients. Researchers at Erasmus university in Rotterdam have found a way to turn back the effects of ageing following experiments on elderly mice which led to a startling regrowth of the rodents’ fur. ...