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Is moderate drinking really good for you?
Many people believe a glass of wine with dinner will help them live longer and healthier -- but the scientific evidence is shaky at best, according to a new research analysis. (2016-03-22)

Conservation research on lynx
Scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (Leibniz-FMP) discovered that selected anti-oxidative enzymes, especially the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD2), may play an important role to maintain the unusual longevity of the corpus luteum in lynxes. It is highly likely that SOD2 not only detoxifies the reactive oxygen radicals in the cells, but also inhibits programmed cell death. (2020-04-23)

Aging and chronic diseases share genetic factors, study reveals
The study published today in Communications Biology used clinical and genomic data of 300,477 British individuals from UK Biobank to show that the most prevalent chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, dementia, and some others share the common underlying mechanism, that is aging itself, and discover genetic factors associated with healthspan, also known as healthy life expectancy. (2019-01-30)

Researchers uncover genetic basis of natural variation in aging rate
Lifespan extension induced by genetic mutations has been shown in recent studies not to necessarily delay age-related behavioral decline. Now, a new study carried out by researchers from Dr. CAI Shiqing's lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, CAS Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has uncovered a genetic basis for natural variation in aging rates. (2017-11-09)

A moderate dose of novel form of stress promotes longevity
A newly described form of stress called chromatin architectural defect, or chromatin stress, triggers in cells a response that leads to a longer life. (2019-07-10)

Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats' long, cancer-free life
Cellular senescence is an evolutionary adaptation that prevents damaged cells from dividing out of control and developing into cancer. However, senescence has a negative side: by stopping cell division, it also accelerates aging. In a surprising finding, Rochester biologists have shown that naked mole rats experience the same cellular senescence as much shorter-lived mice, yet they continue to live long, cancer-free lives. (2018-02-06)

The metabolome: A way to measure obesity and health beyond BMI
The current standard for determining obesity is body mass index (BMI), a simple mathematical formula that uses weight and height. Now a paper appearing Oct. 11 in the journal Cell Metabolism is reporting a large study of new ways to measure obesity. The study looked at both the metabolome and the genome, and their relationship to BMI. (2018-10-11)

People say they want to live longer -- if in good health
Individually most people only want to live long lives if they will be healthy, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas gerontologist. (2017-12-11)

Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan
Our bodies are not just passively growing older. (2018-02-27)

Life expectancy significantly worse in deprived areas
Life expectancy and health outcomes worsen the more deprived an area or population is, new research from Cass Business School has found. (2018-04-10)

Einstein researchers discover gene mutations linked to longer lifespans
A gene linked to living a very long life -- to 90 and beyond -- is also associated with short stature in women, according to new research by scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. (2008-03-04)

Longer daily fasting times improve health and longevity in mice
Increasing time between meals made male mice healthier overall and live longer compared to mice who ate more frequently, according to a new study published in the Sept. 6, 2018 issue of Cell Metabolism. (2018-09-06)

Researchers identify genes linked to the effects of mood and stress on longevity
The visible impacts of depression and stress that can be seen in a person's face -- and contribute to shorter lives -- can also be found in alterations in genetic activity, according to newly published research. (2016-05-24)

Childhood malnutrition could weaken brain function in elderly
Malnutrition early in life appears to diminish brain function in older adulthood, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher that has implications for many poor, developing nations. (2010-07-01)

Aging may be as old as life itself
Aging has had a bad rap since it has long been considered a consequence of biology's concentrated effort on enhancing survival through reproductivity. A new USC Dornsife computer model study may reshape modern understanding of the tradeoff of reproductivity and aging, antagonistic pleiotropy, as researchers find inherent aging, within a gene, may actually optimize functions of other genes. (2018-09-12)

Huddling for survival: monkeys with more social partners can winter
Wild monkeys which have more social partners form larger huddles in adverse weather and have a better chance of surviving winter, new research has found. The study is the first to show that such social bonding may be connected to higher 'fitness' -- the term used by scientists to measure of how well animals can cope with their local ecological conditions, usually measured by reproductive success and survival. (2018-05-30)

Biogerontology Research Foundation trustee to keynote at the Digital Health World Congress
The Biogerontology Research Foundation is pleased to announce that its Managing Trustee, Dmitry Kaminskiy, will be giving a keynote presentation at the Digital Healthcare World Congress on Nov. 30, 2017, in London, UK, where he will be presenting on the topic of 'How AI and Blockchain Will Take Drug Discovery to the Next Level.' The conference will run from Nov. 29-30, 2017, at the Kensington Conference and Events Centre in London, UK. (2017-11-28)

Family tree of 400 million people shows genetics has limited influence on longevity
Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of more than 400 million people. The results suggest that the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, which failed to account for our tendency to select partners with similar traits to our own. The research was published in GENETICS, a journal of the Genetics Society of America. (2018-11-06)

Feinstein Institute researchers identify new genes associated with cognitive ability
Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person's general cognitive ability. The findings, which were published online today in Cell Reports, have the potential to help researchers develop more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory disorders. (2017-11-28)

Species' longevity depends on brain cell numbers
Scientists have thought that the main determinant of maximal longevity in warm-blooded animals -- which varies from as little as 2 to as many as 211 years -- is a species' metabolic rate, which is inversely related to body size. It follows that at 2 years of life, small animals with high metabolic rates are already old, but large animals with low metabolic rates are still young. (2018-11-08)

Longevity by a nose (or odorant receptor)
The fruit fly's perception of food may trigger a different metabolic state than one that exists when nutrients are limited, partially counteracting the life-lengthening effects of nutrient restriction. (2007-02-01)

845-Page analytical report on the longevity industry in the UK released
The Biogerontology Research Foundation announces the publication of a new analytical report titled Longevity Industry in UK Landscape Overview 2018. (2018-07-31)

Scientists decipher mechanisms underlying the biology of aging
Scientists have helped decipher the dynamics that control how our cells age, and with it implications for extending human longevity. The group employed a combination of technologies to analyze molecular processes that influence aging. Using cutting-edge computational and experimental approaches the scientists discovered that a complete loss of chromatin silencing leads to accelerated cell aging and death. However, the researchers similarly found that continuous chromatin silencing also leads cells to a shortened lifespan. (2017-11-02)

New survey reveals older Americans' attitudes toward sleep and healthy aging
According to results of a new Gallup survey released today by the International Longevity Center-USA (ILC), almost half (46 percent) of older adults receive fewer than seven hours of sleep each night, and a quarter (25 percent) believe they have a (2005-11-03)

Inadequate control of thyroid hormones sensitizes to hepatocarcinogenesis and unhealthy aging
For Aging's Volume 11, Issue 18, the Journal devoted the Cover to a research paper by Dr. Alejandro Martin-Montalvo from the Department of Regeneration and Cell Therapy, Andalusian Center for Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine-CABIMER, Junta de Andalucia-University of Pablo de Olavide-University of Seville-CSIC, Sevilla, Spain. (2019-10-02)

Participating in local food projects may improve mental health
A new study soon to be available in the Journal of Public Health, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that participating in local food projects may have a positive effect on psychological health. This paper is embargoed until midnight EST on July 9. This email includes a URL of the paper exclusively for the media. Please find the press release below. (2019-07-09)

Benchmark database of lifespan-extending drugs announced
Scientists announced the benchmark database of lifespan-extending drugs encompassing 418 compounds with lifespan-extension data across 27 different model organisms, revealing that the majority of age-related pathways have yet to be targeted pharmacologically. (2017-03-14)

Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for treating people with inflammatory bowel disease
Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for treating people with inflammatory bowel disease, a USC study finds. A clinical trial shows reduction of inflammation in humans and in mice, the diet appears to reverse Crohn's and colitis pathology. (2019-03-05)

Parrot genome analysis reveals insights into longevity, cognition
Parrots are famously talkative, and a blue-fronted Amazon parrot named Moises -- or at least its genome -- is telling scientists volumes about the longevity and highly developed cognitive abilities that give parrots so much in common with humans. Perhaps someday, it will also provide clues about how parrots learn to vocalize so well. (2018-12-06)

Is obesity associated with having a shorter life?
Obesity was associated with a shorter lifespan and an increased risk of illness and death from cardiovascular disease, and being overweight was associated with a lifespan similar to be being normal weight but a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease younger. (2018-02-28)

Low-protein high-carb diet shows promise for healthy brain aging
Low-protein high-carbohydrate diets may be the key to longevity, and healthy brain ageing in particular, according to a new mice study from the University of Sydney. (2018-11-20)

Scientists generate high-quality human vascular cells through genome editing technology
Scientists from the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking University and the Institute of Zoology of CAS have generated the world's first genetically enhanced human vascular cells by targeting a single longevity gene, FOXO3. The findings prove the feasibility of using gene-editing strategies to obtain high-quality, safe human vascular cell grafts and make it possible to scale up and standardize the generation of such cells for therapeutic use. (2019-01-17)

Common treatment for multiple sclerosis may prolong life
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for patients. (2019-03-18)

People with schizophrenia left out of longevity revolution
A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System have analyzed all eight published longitudinal studies of mortality in schizophrenia that met their strict research criteria and found that the mean standardized mortality ratio -- a measure of the mortality rate in schizophrenia -- has increased 37 percent from pre-1970s studies to post-1970s studies. (2017-09-15)

Emory researchers find college football players' weight gain leads to heart problems
Weight gain and high blood pressure in college football players leads to adverse changes in cardiac structure and function, indicating monitoring and early intervention is needed for this young and otherwise healthy athletic population, according to a new study by Emory University researchers. (2019-10-23)

Far 'over-the-hill' lies the plateau of human mortality
Above age 105, the rise in risk of death by age slows -- and even plateaus -- according to a new study, one that provides valuable insight into one of the most fundamental questions of human aging; Is there a fixed maximum lifespan for humans? (2018-06-28)

Bats offer clues to treating COVID-19
Bats carry many viruses, including COVID-19, without becoming ill. Biologists at the University of Rochester are studying the immune system of bats to find potential ways to ''mimic'' that system in humans. (2020-07-09)

Study of Alzheimer's-related protein in healthy adults may shed light on earliest signs of disease
Researchers from the Center for Vital Longevity at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center have completed a large-scale neuroimaging study of healthy adults from age 30 to 90 that measured beta-amyloid protein -- a substance whose toxic buildup in the brain is a diagnostic marker for Alzheimer's disease. Their findings reveal that high levels of amyloid may have negative effects on cognitive function even in healthy adults. (2012-02-01)

Understanding why women may age slower than men
Why do women typically live longer than men? The Keynote Address at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, Oct. 3-6, reviews some old and provides some new answers, highlighting the latest studies on the protective effects of sex hormones and estrogen, as well as other tips for slowing the aging process by improving telomere health. (2018-10-03)

Researchers identify patterns of protein synthesis associated with increased longevity
Aging is a complex process that involves multiple metabolic and regulatory pathways. Previous studies have identified hundreds of genes whose deletion can significantly increase lifespan in model organisms. Yet, how these different aging genes and pathways are interconnected remains poorly understood. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have uncovered new regulatory factors that link gene expression profiles with aging. (2017-02-23)

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