Recent news related to aging and gerontology

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. ...