Recent news related to aging and gerontology

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. ...