Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2016-11-10 | Ageing population not good for most sorts of retail - DutchNews.nl

The Dutch population is ageing and this will have an impact on non-food retailers, reports broadcaster NOS. According to a report published by research bureau Q&A, the number of over 65s will go up from 18% to 24% in 2030. This group simply doesn’t buy as much, the researchers say. ‘Moreover, they most likely already own certain products and don’t tend to replace them that quickly,’ Q&A research director John Terra said. ...

2016-11-10 | “Junk” Science: One Scientist's Quest To Understand Cellular Housekeeping and Its Influence on Aging and Age-Related Diseases | Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“Junk” Science: One Scientist's Quest To Understand Cellular Housekeeping and Its Influence on Aging and Age-Related Diseases While growing up in Spain, Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D., often heard her mother say, “In a clean house, everything works better.” Young Ana Maria didn’t make much of it at the time, but this sage advice would become the guiding principle of her scientific career. Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D.Dr. ...

2016-11-10 | Animal Science Professor Identifies Gut Microbiota Signatures of Healthy Aging

"There have been a lot of genetics studies that have tried to understand what in genetics makes people live longer and healthier," says Jiangchao Zhao of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas, "but not much progress has been made in that field." However, the recent surge of interest in the human gut microbiome in the scientific community has opened some historically locked doors. ...

2016-11-09 | SAPVoice: Can Artificial Intelligence Address The Challenges Of An Aging Population?

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2016-11-08 | Aging Bonobos Become Farsighted, Just Like Humans

Bonobos have a decidedly low-tech solution to farsightedness, scientists have found. Rather than donning glasses to bring objects that are near into sharper focus, aging bonobos just adjust their position, particularly when grooming their hairy pals. Researchers noted that when older bonobos groomed their neighbors, they sat back and extended their arms farther than younger bonobos did — and they stretched their arms even more over time. ...

2016-11-08 | The 5 Best Anti-Aging Serums Our Editors Swear By

"Lately, I’ve been loving Sunday Riley’s Luna face oil. I like using retinol on my skin, as it simultaneously combats breakouts and caters to the Dorian Grey-esque attitude I take toward preventing signs of aging. ...

2016-11-08 | Cabinet gives nod to ageing society measures

The cabinet on Tuesday endorsed four new measures to help the elderly get jobs, find residences and earn regular incomes. Kobsak Pootrakool, a vice minister at the Prime Minister's Office, said after the cabinet meeting that the first measure was a tax incentive for operators who employed people aged 60 or more. ...

2016-11-08 | New anti-ageing pill can postpone onset of wrinkles and crow's feet

Researchers have found that an anti-ageing pill that can postpone the onset of wrinkles and crow's feet could be developed soon. It was found that the end of chromosomes contains a protective bit of DNA called telomeres, which shortens every time a cell divides. ...

2016-11-07 | Eucerin Introduces New Anti-aging Range

As we've previously reported, only 10–15% of cutaneous aging is actually driven by genetics or the passage of time, while 85–90% is a direct result of avoidable extrinsic factors. The new Eucerin Elasticity+Filler addresses these issues by leveraging anti-aging active ingredients such as Beiersdorf’s Arctiin, which stimulates collagen production in skin cells, and the antioxidant silymarin, which protects collagen and elastin from degrading. ...

2016-11-06 | FDA approves eye implant for aging boomers - UPI | (e) Science News

HealthDay News An implant that helps the aging eye focus on small print and nearby objects has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! ...

2016-11-05 | Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting - AP Health | (e) Science News

Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting - AP Health | (e) Science News CHICAGO (AP) -- With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.... Get the latest and most popular science news articles of the week in your Inbox! It's free! ...

2016-11-05 | POPULATION: Developing Countries Must Focus on 'Positive Ageing'

The success of the global fight to eradicate poverty is largely contingent on welfare policies related to swiftly ageing populations, particularly in the developing world where a majority of old people live below the poverty line, say experts. A combination of social, economic and demographic factors has led to the neglect of the elderly, thus making this 'one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.' In particular, these changes have characterised the lifetime of the current generation of elderly - which are in turn impacting the relations of the elderly with their children, relatives and communities. ...

2016-11-05 | Scientists make anti-ageing breakthrough

A study, published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, has found that the activity of mitochondrial complex II significantly decreases in older skin. This discovery brings experts a step closer to developing powerful anti-ageing treatments and cosmetic products which may be tailored to counteract the decline in the enzyme’s activity levels. ...

2016-11-05 | 41mil population by 2040 in ageing Malaysia

Median age will rise to 38 years, bumiputeras will form 72% of the population, says Statistics Department. PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is expected to be categorised as an ageing nation in 2020, when people aged 65 and above will comprise 7.2 per cent of the population. ...

2016-11-05 | Yoga for anti-aging

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2016-11-05 | EPA: Spend billions to upgrade aging water systems

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency says nearly $400 billion in infrastructure spending is needed over the next two decades to ensure that Americans continue to have safe drinking water. The agency says that thousands of miles of pipes and tens of thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems are due for upgrades by 2030 at an estimated cost of $384 billion.

2016-11-05 | Octogenarian model reshapes China’s views on aging

BEIJING—Gym-toned figure, check. Cool dance moves, double check. ...

2016-11-04 | Genes or exercise: Can you save your face from ageing?

Whether you choose to accept it or not: ageing is a part of life. Annoyingly, some people age better than others and nobody really knows why. ...

2016-11-04 | Analysis: Planning needed to deal with ageing population

With the proportion of over-65s in the population set to double in less than 30 years, Ireland has some serious thinking to do in terms of planning for this imminent demographic turnaround. Some good work is under way, particularly in research units at third level, but the challenges an ageing population will pose have yet to engage the wider society. ...

2016-11-04 | Dermatologist Matthew Green Shares Some Tips to Prevent Aging Skin!

The biggest thing is to use sunscreen! A shot glass amount of sunscreen should be applied to any exposed skin on your face and body. ...

2016-11-04 | New Science of Aging

Read More: Dna, Cells, Telomere Length, Telomeres Aging, Longevity, Telomere Test, New Science of Aging, Telomeres, University-of-Glasgow, Fifty News What if your doctor could tell you how long your life would be -- while you were still young? That's the possibility offered by a study released this ... Read More: Washington State University, Dental Materials, Health Post50, New Science of Aging, Susmita Bose, 3D Printer, National Institutes of Health, Fifty News A 3D printer is being used to create new, bone-like material capable of supporting bone growth that rresearchers at Washington State University say co... Read More: Medical-Screening, Longevity, Walking, Cancer-Screening-Tests, Health, Mortality, Health Post50, New Science of Aging, Seniors, Fifty News Want to predict your longevity? ...

2016-11-04 | Aging chimps may be returned to medical research

For almost 200 former medical research chimpanzees living at the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico, the past decade has been free of the biomedical tests that plagued their earlier years. But as the New York Times reports, the National Institutes of Health have petitioned to use the chimps once more for medical research. ...

2016-11-04 | Scientists produce clearest-ever images of enzyme that plays key roles in aging, cancer - Science Daily | (e) Science News

Scientists produce clearest-ever images of enzyme that plays key roles in aging, cancer - Science Daily | (e) Science News The telomerase enzyme is known to play a significant role in aging and most cancers. Scientists have discovered several major new insights about this enzyme and they are now able to see the complex enzyme's sub-units in much sharper resolution than ever before. ...

2016-11-04 | An 80-Year-Old Model Reshapes China's Views on Aging


2016-11-04 | Overwhelmed: How to help care for aging parents

People in their 40s or 50s are known as the “sandwich generation” because they often have the responsibilities of providing care to the generations before and after them. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly half of all adults in the sandwich generation are caring for not only their children, but their aging parents as well. ...