Recent news related to aging and gerontology

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. ...

2017-03-25 | Listen to your chromosomes to fight ageing

The first strand of grey at your temples may have more to say about the state of your health than you know. Australian-American molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, who received a Nobel Prize (for Physiology or Medicine, in 2009) for the discovery of telomerase and telomeres’ role in the aging process, breaks down this phenomenon in a book co-authored with psychologist Elissa Epel. ...

2017-03-24 | A conserved NAD+ binding pocket that regulates protein-protein interactions during aging | Science

An unexpected function of the oxidized form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) could underlie some effects of aging and propensity to age-related diseases. Li et al. found that the protein DBC1 (deleted in breast cancer 1) contains a domain that specifically binds NAD+. Binding of NAD+ inhibited the interaction of DBC1 with PARP1 [poly(adenosine diphosphate–ribose) polymerase 1], an enzyme important in DNA repair. ...

2017-03-24 | Humans to test drug that reverses ageing

A drug that reverses the equivalent of three decades of ageing in mice will be tested on humans this summer. The naturally occurring compound, which encourages cells to repair their DNA, is being monitored by Nasa, which believes that the drug could be a way to get astronauts to Mars without them succumbing to cancer. ...

2017-03-24 | Miracle anti-ageing drug on its way

They’ve discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables including avocado and broccoli can help repair DNA that’s been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure. Their discovery has attracted interest from US space agency NASA and sparked hope that it might one day help improve the long-term health of children with cancer. ...

2017-03-24 | Scientists closer to anti-ageing drug

They've discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables including avocado and broccoli can help repair DNA that's been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure. Their discovery has attracted interest from US space agency NASA and sparked hope that it might one day help improve the long-term health of children with cancer. ...

2017-03-24 | Anti-ageing medicine 'just a few years away'

Scientists are developing an anti-ageing drug that could make a mission to Mars reality and help child cancer patients. They've discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables including avocado and broccoli can help repair DNA that's been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure. ...

2017-03-23 | Anti-ageing drug could be on the market in three years, say scientists | Press and Journal

A drug that reverses ageing, promotes DNA repair and could even help astronauts travel to Mars by reducing the impact of cosmic radiation, may be on the market in three years, scientists claim. Researchers working with two biotech companies hope to begin testing the treatment on clinical trial patients in the next six months. ...

2017-03-22 | 5 Popular Anti-Aging Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments

The notion of aging gracefully is becoming outdated as people increasingly turn to cosmetic procedures to stay young. Recent advancements in cosmetic dermatology have made it easy to get a little freshening up over your lunch break in lieu of more invasive procedures. ...

2017-03-22 | ’I’ve been taking anti-ageing pills for a year’


2017-03-20 | A Tour of Some of the Molecular Damage Involved in Aging

The intricate molecular machinery found in cells only functions correctly when it is undamaged, meaning formed of the right atoms and bonds, and that often sizable structure correctly arranged into a particular three-dimensional shape. A cell is essentially a liquid bag of molecules that are constantly coming into contact with one another, however. ...