Recent news related to aging and gerontology

2017-12-06 | Naomi Campbell's Mum Is Our New Anti-Ageing Icon

Science tells us that we tend to age just like our mothers. If they have sun spots and crow's feet, so will we. ...

2017-12-03 | Natural Mimetics of Anti-cancer & Anti-aging Drugs Metformin and Rapamycin

Researchers from the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Insilico Medicine, Life Extension and other institutions announce the publication of a landmark study in the journal Aging on the identification of natural mimetics of metformin and rapamycin. However, both compounds have known side effects and are regulated drugs for existing disease indications, factors that problematize their off-label use as healthspan extending drugs. ...

2017-12-02 | Research on HPK-1 reveals novel mechanisms of promoting healthy aging - Healthcanal.com

C. elegans, a tiny 1mm long soil worm continues to lead major findings in aging research since the discovery of long living insulin like signaling mutants more than two decades ago. Recent study by Ritika Das and colleagues published in PLoS Genetics, identified precise mechanisms by which a protein kinase, a molecule that adds phosphate groups on other cellular molecules, named homeodomain protein kinase 1 (hpk-1) promotes longevity in the nematode by regulating two distinct processes. ...

2017-12-02 | First human being to live 1,000 years has already been born, says scientist who wants to end ageing for good

Ageing has been one of humanity greatest challenges since time immemorial. Although scientists have made significant developments in their anti-ageing research over the last few years, a concrete solution to this biological process of becoming older is yet to be discovered. ...

2017-12-01 | The latest on wrinkle reduction and anti-aging: What non-surgical treatment can do

Our body has a biological mechanism that constantly renews itself until a certain age at which point it starts to break down the healthy cells. This in turn causes ageing and leads to eventual death. ...

2017-12-01 | AMAC: Aging is a Disease and Science is Determined to Find a ‘Cure’ for It | East Boston Times-Free Press

Is old age a disease? Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease. “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a well-known biomedical gerontologist. His focus is on extending life spans by intervening at the cellular level, repairing damaged cells and in turn extending life. ...

2017-12-01 | 5 Anti-Ageing Hacks Proven By Science

Ageing: it’s largely your chromosomes’ fault. That’s what biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code. ...

2017-11-30 | resTORbio Raises $40 Million to Advance Selective TORC1 Inhibitors for Aging-Related Diseases and Conditions

resTORbio, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for the treatment of aging-related diseases, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed $40 million Series B financing round. The round was led by OrbiMed and included participation from Fidelity Management & Research Company, Rock Springs Capital, Quan Capital and Nest Bio. ...

2017-11-29 | Scientists find natural mimetics of anti-cancer & anti-aging drugs metformin and rapamycin

Researchers from the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Insilico Medicine, Life Extension and other institutions announce the publication of a landmark study in the journal Aging on the identification of natural mimetics of metformin and rapamycin. Metformin, a common type 2 diabetes drug, and rapamycin, a common anti-rejection drug, have both been shown to have substantial anti-aging and anti-cancer effects in a variety of model organisms. ...

2017-11-28 | Undoing Aging with Molecular and Cellular Damage Repair

Since the dawn of medicine, aging has been doctors’ foremost challenge. Three unsuccessful approaches to conquering it have failed: treating components of age-related ill health as curable diseases, extrapolating from differences between species in the rate of aging, and emulating the life extension that famine elicits in short-lived species. ...

2017-11-25 | Scientists are hoping to turn the compound resveratrol into medicine to slow down aging

The world's oldest living twin brothers toast with a glass of red wine in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, July 4, 2016. Resveratrol is found in wine. ...

2017-11-22 | Anti-aging Products Market - Global Industry Key Players, Development Status, Type and Application, Forecast 2017 to 2022 |

The report is equipped with the entire knowledge for the clients including the latest news and analysis of the United States Anti-aging Products Industry, as well as the new and upcoming trends, developments, and the competition. Orbis Research aims to bring the best research material to its esteemed and scholarly clients looking for a complete and detailed analysis of market reports. ...

2017-11-04 | Medicine Today: Study adds to understanding of healthy aging

One of the biggest goals and challenges of growing older is the ability to remain functional. Nearly 1 in 3 adults over age 65 reports difficulty walking three city blocks. ...

2017-11-04 | £1.2m for dementia and ageing centre

An ageing and dementia research centre in Swansea will continue until 2020 after securing £1.2m of new funding. The Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR), set up at Swansea University in April 2015, secured the money from the Welsh Government. ...

2017-11-03 | Do Anti-Aging DNA Tests Work - Best Skincare for Your Skin Type

In case you haven’t notice (JK you most definitely have), society has jumped pretty hardcore on the anti-aging bandwagon. And hey, I get it—most humans are inherently terrified of both change and mortality, so seeing your face dissolve into a bunch of lines, regardless of how beautiful and natural they are, can be a somewhat jarring experience, leaving much of the world searching for a magical, miracle “fix,” like plastic surgery, fillers, injectables, and now…DNA hacking. ...

2017-11-03 | Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging

Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity's endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful regimens to prolong life expectancy. A team of scientists at the University of California San Diego has helped decipher the dynamics that control how our cells age, and with it implications for extending human longevity. ...

2017-11-03 | Researchers connect two important signalling pathways in cancer and ageing for the first time

The structure of proteins that protect telomeres (shelterin proteins, from "protective shield") are promising targets to combat cancer, but to date, there has been no effective form for attacking them. In the absence of drugs that destroy telomeres, cancer retains one of its most terrible properties, which is the ability of its cells to divide perpetually. ...

2017-11-02 | Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging - Healthcanal.com

Multi-pronged approach reveals a delicate balance required for longevity Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity’s endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful regimens to prolong life expectancy. A team of scientists at the University of California San Diego has now helped decipher the dynamics that control how our cells age, and with it implications for extending human longevity. ...

2017-10-31 | Aging is mathematically inevitable, say researchers

Humans have been searching for a cure for aging for as long as they have been capable of pondering their own mortality. In recent times, some scientists have even hinted that aging might not be a biological inevitability, that if we could identify the causes of aging, we might be able to stop it from happening or reverse it entirely. ...

2017-10-25 | Transplantation of Young Blood Vessel Cells Boosts Function of Aging Stem Cells - Healthcanal.com

Dr. Jason Butler and his team discovered that aged blood vessels strongly influence the functional characteristics of blood stem cells. Transplantation of young blood vessel cells into older mice makes their aged stem cells take on the characteristics of young stem cells. ...

2017-10-13 | Researchers identify new molecular pathway that controls aging in worms

Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Health System have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. In a Nature Communications study published today, researchers showed that worms with excess levels of certain proteins lived longer and healthier than normal worms. ...

2017-10-05 | Vital Signs report reveals aging seniors population

The Salt Spring Foundation has offered the community a snapshot into its make-up and the unique factors shaping life on the island with the 2017 Salt Spring Island Vital Signs report. Released Tuesday afternoon, the much-anticipated report offers statistics on a wide range of data, from work and economy to arts and culture and the environment. ...

2017-10-03 | Can we delay ageing?

Quietly, over the past few decades, remarkable discoveries have been made about the biology of ageing. Since we all get older, it might seem that ageing “just happens” and can’t really be changed. ...

2017-09-09 | BioEdge: First anti-ageing drugs ready for trial

Scientists may soon trial a new class of drugs that specifically aim to delay or treat ageing. Writing in the Journal of American Geriatrics this week, doctors from the Mayo Clinic and Scripps Research Institute outline a set of new clinical trial paradigms that could be used to test the efficacy and safety of “Senolytics”, a new class of drugs that target mechanisms in the ageing process. ...

2017-09-07 | Gcn4 Slows Aging in Yeast via Reduced Protein Synthesis

Many methods of modestly slowing aging in laboratory species are accompanied by reduced rates of protein synthesis and higher levels of activity by cellular maintenance processes such as autophagy. The research noted here is one of a number of examples from recent years in which an intervention lowers the rate of protein synthesis and slows aging as a result. ...