Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2016-07-21 | Is ageing in India an unhappy affair?

Basically, ageing is more of a social construct than a biological stage, and interestingly enough, the definition of being old increases by age. While the age group of 25-29 consider people within 50-56 as seniors, those above 60 think 70 is the age when one actually becomes old. ...

2016-07-08 | Ageing trends go global - SWI swissinfo.ch

The ageing population is increasing at an unprecedented rate. If the phenomenon only affected developed economies in the past, now it has a worldwide effect. ...

2016-06-27 | Hepatic NAD+ deficiency as a therapeutic target for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in ageing - Zhou - 2016 - British Journal of Pharmacology - Wiley Online Library

Figure S3 Macrophages isolated from WT and DN-NAMPT mice. (A) Representative images of isolated and cultured primary macrophages from WT and DN-NAMPT mice. (B) Endogenous NAMPT detection using a specific antibody against full-length NAMPT. *P < 0.05 by Student's t-test. n = 6 for each group. (C) Intracellular NAD+ levels in macrophages isolated from WT and DN-NAMPT mice. *P < 0.05 by Student's t-test. n = 6 for each group. (D) Determination of TNF- α and IL-6 release from macrophages isolated from WT and DN-NAMPT mice. *P < 0.05 by Student's t-test. n = 6 for each group. NS, no significance. ...

2016-06-20 | Black & Veatch: Aging Water Systems, Value Perceptions Strain Industry

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aging water infrastructure, inadequate capital and the public’s perception of the cost of water for delivery, collection and treatment are creating a crisis for many providers across the United States, according to Black & Veatch’s 2016 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report. The fifth annual report, based on survey responses from more than 350 industry participants, offers insights and analysis of the key issues facing water service providers across the United States and international markets. ...

2016-06-03 | Supplement May Prevent Reverse Damage To Aging Brain McMaster University Research Suggests

A dietary supplement containing a blend of thirty vitamins and minerals—all natural ingredients widely available in health food stores—has shown remarkable anti-aging properties that can prevent and even reverse massive brain cell loss, according to new research from McMaster University. It’s a mixture scientists believe could someday slow the progress of catastrophic neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s. “The findings are dramatic,” says Jennifer Lemon, research associate in the Department of Biology and a lead author of the study. “Our hope is that this supplement could offset some very serious illnesses and ultimately improve quality of life.” The formula, which contains common ingredients such as vitamins B, C and D, folic acid, green tea extract, cod liver oil and other nutraceuticals, was first designed by scientists in McMaster’s Department of Biology in 2000. ...

2016-05-27 | Anti-ageing glycoprotein promotes long-term survival of transplanted neurosensory precursor cells - Yanai - 2016 - Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - Wiley Online Library

Bliss T, Guzman R, Daadi M, et al. 2007; Cell transplantation therapy for stroke. Stroke 38: 817–826. ...

2016-05-25 | Theory Of Facial Aging Gets A Facelift

The findings, published in a recent issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, challenge previously held theories regarding aging and may offer new ways to help turn back the clock, UT Southwestern plastic surgeons say. "For hundreds of years, everyone has believed that the fat on the face is one confluent mass, which eventually gets weighed down by gravity, creating sagging skin," said Dr. ...

2016-05-11 | New research shows sensitivity to oxidative stress is not always linked to aging

New research shows sensitivity to oxidative stress is not always linked to aging May 11, 2016 A study published in the US journal, Aging by the University of Surrey and University of Rochester has made an important breakthrough in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging process of mammal cells. The findings of the research could pave the way for better understanding of the ageing process in humans and new treatments against ageing-associated diseases. ...

2016-04-30 | ageing signs | Egypt Independent

People over 54 who suffer from steadily-worsening depression may run a higher risk of developing dementia, according to... Ageing is typically studied in the elderly, but a study released Monday said different rates of ageing can be detected...

2016-04-29 | Ageing through an evolutionary, transdisciplinary, lens - Moore - 2016 - BioEssays - Wiley Online Library

Gilson E, Bosch TCG. 2016. Understanding why we age and how: Evolutionary biology meets different model organisms and multi-level omics. ...

2016-04-21 | Wellderly study suggests link between cognitive decline genes and healthy aging

Wellderly study suggests link between cognitive decline genes and healthy aging April 21, 2016 An eight-year-long accrual and analysis of the whole genome sequences of healthy elderly people, or "Wellderly," has revealed a higher-than-normal presence of genetic variants offering protection from cognitive decline, researchers from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) reported today in the journal Cell. The initial findings from the Wellderly Study suggest a possible link between long-term cognitive health and protection from chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes, which account for 90 percent of all deaths in the United States and other industrialized nations and more than 75 percent of health care costs. ...

2016-04-11 | New Insights Into Cardiac Aging

The team also found that d4eBP, which binds to the protein dEif4e, protects heart function against aging. This research enhances our understanding of the TOR and FoxO signaling pathways and provides a more specific target for further research into cardiac aging. ...

2016-04-11 | Scientists find molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine set out to address a question that has been challenging scientists for years: How do dietary restriction—and the reverse, overconsumption—produce protective effects against aging and disease? An answer lies in a two-part study led by Charles Mobbs, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, published in the November 17 edition of the journal Public Library of Science Biology. ...

2016-04-05 | Challenges posed by an ageing prison population - SWI swissinfo.ch

The over-50s make up just over 10% of Switzerland’s prison inmates, and that number is set to increase with Europe’s ageing population. But are prisons equipped to meet the needs of older inmates? ...

2016-03-14 | Aging can drive progress, say scientists: Population aging is likely to boost medicine, nanotechnology and robotics, but increase political risks

The UN estimates that the number of people aged 65 and older will have reached almost a billion by 2030. The proportion of those aged over 80 will grow at particularly high rates, and their numbers are expected to reach 200 million by 2030 and triple that forty years later. ...


2016-03-09 | Dr. Klausner to Host Free Aging Face Seminar

Robert D. Klausner, MD, FACS and the Center for Cosmetic Surgery will host a complimentary facial rejuvenation seminar on March 24 at 7:00 PM at the Bonita Community Health Center, 3501 Health Center Boulevard, Bonita Springs (at the corner of US 41 and Coconut roads). Dr. Klausner's state-of-the-art office is also located in the Bonita Community Health Center. ...

2016-03-08 | The implications of small stem cell niche sizes and the distribution of fitness effects of new mutations in aging and tumorigenesis - Cannataro - 2016 - Evolutionary Applications - Wiley Online Library

The implications of small stem cell niche sizes and the distribution of fitness effects of new mutations in aging and tumorigenesis - Cannataro - 2016 - Evolutionary Applications - Wiley Online Library © 2016 The Authors. Evolutionary Applications published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ...

2016-03-07 | What Does Retirement Mean When Aging May Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

Jerry Lojacono, 56, is still far too young to put an end to his career. An independent consultant, he teaches salespeople, primarily in the biotech industry, how to do their jobs more effectively. ...

2016-02-25 | Scientists make significant anti-aging breakthrough

Scientists make significant anti-aging breakthrough February 25, 2016 A breakthrough in understanding human skin cells offers a pathway for new anti-ageing treatments. For the first time, scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have identified that the activity of a key metabolic enzyme found in the batteries of human skin cells declines with age. ...

2016-02-18 | Some aging treatments shown to have opposite effects on males and females

Some aging treatments shown to have opposite effects on males and females February 18, 2016 What helps her live longer might be harmful to him, according to a new study that may shed light on how and why organisms age. Analyzing years of previous research on dietary and pharmaceutical tests on flies and mice, researchers showed that aging interventions can have opposite effects on mortality rates in males versus females. ...

2016-02-18 | Study: Some Aging Treatments Shown to Have Opposite Effects on Males and Females | USC

Research in flies and mice supports theory that the sexes age differently. Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu. ...

2016-02-05 | University of Georgia Researchers Make Link Between Genetics Aging

Athens, Ga. - Scientists at the University of Georgia have shown that a hormone instrumental in the aging process is under genetic control, introducing a new pathway by which genetics regulates aging and disease. Previous studies have found that blood levels of this hormone, growth differentiation factor 11, decrease over time. ...

2016-02-04 | Ageing: cosmetic intervention versus maturing gracefully | The National

Cosmetic intervention Why age when we have the elixir of eternal youth at our fingertips? Why watch – with morbid fascination – as one’s face falls apart, when we can be frozen, like a real-life Sleeping Beauty? ...

2016-02-03 | Ageing - the bigger picture - BBC News

The winners have been announced in an international photo contest from online photography community Photocrowd.com in partnership with the British Society of Gerontology on the theme of ageing. This picture of Agnes from the series Eyes as Big as Plates is a collaboration between Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen and was selected in first place by the judging panel. ...