Recent news related to aging and gerontology

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. ...

2016-01-11 | Promotion of young scientists in ageing research

The aim of “IMPRS-Age”, the new graduate school, is to train and promote talented junior scientists. While working for their doctorates, young men and women from all over the world can take part in a 3-year training programme of intensive learning and research and so prepare themselves for a career in the field of ageing research and research into age-associated disorders. ...

2016-01-11 | Big ramifications from our ageing society - The Nation

THAILAND has become an ageing society well before it can join the ranks of rich and developed nations. Hence, the social and economic ramifications of a growing elderly population will be massive in the coming decades. The elderly usually require support, welfare and care. ...

2016-01-05 | An accurate tool for ageing Two-spined Blackfish for use in determining timing of spawning in upland streams in the Brindabella ranges, ACT, Australia - Dennis - 2016 - Ecological Management & Restoration - Wiley Online Library

The project arose from investigation into the early life history and spawning time of the cryptic freshwater species, the Two-spined Blackfish. This species is rarely seen and has had very little study performed on it as a result of its reclusive nature. ...