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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)

New study shows smoking accelerates aging
Smoking has long been proven to negatively affect people's overall health in multiple ways. The study shows that the smokers demonstrated a higher aging ratio, and both male and female smokers were predicted to be twice as old as their chronological age as compared to nonsmokers. (2019-01-16)

You're only as old as you think and do
Could increasing your physical activity or feeling more in control of your life be the secret to staying young? Employing these simple strategies may help older adults feel younger and that, in turn, could help improve their cognitive abilities, longevity and overall quality of life, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. (2018-08-09)

Eat fat, live longer?
As more people live into their 80s and 90s, researchers have delved into the issues of health and quality of life during aging. A recent mouse study at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine sheds light on those questions by demonstrating that a high fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity, but improves physical strength. (2017-09-05)

Chinese scientists develop novel biophotovoltaics system
Researchers from the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported a novel biophotovoltaics (BPV) system based on a synthetic microbial consortium with constrained electron flow. This BPV system can stably operate for more than 40 days, setting a new BPV longevity milestone. (2019-09-20)

Tracking the working dogs of 9/11
A study of search and rescue dogs led by the School of Veterinary Medicine showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group. (2020-09-21)

Healthy ageing and grandmother involvement with grandchildren benefit multiple generations
Women live remarkably long after their fertility ends, but why? Researchers at the University of Turku used historical Finnish church records to show that being there after the menopause to look after grandchildren improved the grandchildren's survival. However, the study finds the ability to provide help to grandchildren declines with grandmother age and deteriorated health, and the benefits from grandmothering to our families have selected us to survive beyond menopause only up to a point. (2019-02-07)

Researchers uncover details about how dietary restriction slows down aging
University of Washington scientists have uncovered details about the mechanisms through which dietary restriction slows the aging process. Working in yeast cells, the researchers have linked ribosomes, the protein-making factories in living cells, and Gcn4, a specialized protein that aids in the expression of genetic information, to the pathways related to dietary response and aging. The study appears in the April 18 issue of the journal Cell. (2008-04-17)

How to make metal alloys that stand up to hydrogen
MIT researchers find new approach to preventing embrittlement that could be useful in nuclear reactors. (2016-03-29)

Long-lived roundworms help identify new anti-aging compounds among the FDA approved drugs
Researchers from Gero, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) collaborated to derive a transcriptomic signature of aging, which they confirmed using large transcriptomic databases. They discovered that aging in nematodes is partially programmed and can be therapeutically reversed by a number of FDA-approved drugs. (2019-05-22)

Scientists have found longevity biomarkers
An international group of scientists studied the effects of 17 different lifespan-extending interventions on gene activity in mice and discovered genetic biomarkers of longevity. The results of their study were published in the journal Cell Metabolism. (2019-08-23)

In Baltimore, lower income neighborhoods have bigger mosquitoes
Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports a Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies-led study, published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, investigating how socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore, Maryland. (2019-10-16)

Lifespan and sexual maturity depends on your brain more than your body
New Vanderbilt research finds how long humans and other warm-blooded animals live -- and when they reach sexual maturity -- may have more to do with their brain than their body. More specifically, it is not animals with larger bodies or slower metabolic rates that live longer; it is animals with more neurons in the cerebral cortex, whatever the size of the body. (2018-10-30)

Defending against environmental stressors may shorten lifespan
A shorter life may be the price an organism pays for coping with the natural assaults of daily living, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues in Japan. The scientists used fruit flies to examine the relationship between lifespan and signaling proteins that defend the body against environmental stressors, such as bacterial infections and cold temperatures. Since flies and mammals share some of the same molecular pathways, the work may demonstrate how the environment affects longevity in humans. (2017-12-20)

Study of Amish suggests mutation linked to longer life span
A particular mutation identified among Old Order Amish in Indiana is associated with a longer life span, improved metabolism and a lower occurrence of diabetes, according to a new study. (2017-11-15)

Insilico to present the recent advances in AI for aging research at the 25th annual A4M Conference
The founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov, will give a lecture at 25th Annual World Congress, 14-16 Dec 2017, organized by American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).The lecture will focus on the latest advances in artificial intelligence for development and tracking of anti-aging interventions. It will cover the novel approach of developing evidence-based nutraceuticals via in silico prediction, in vitro and in vivo validation and post-marketing analysis using Young.AI project. (2017-12-13)

Dietary restriction can improve learning in worms
Dietary restriction -- the reduction of a specific nutrient or total dietary intake without triggering malnutrition -- increases longevity and improves learning, but are these processes regulated separately? A new study publishing on Aug. 1 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Mihir Vohra, Kaveh Ashrafi and colleagues at the University of California at San Francisco, indicates that the answer is 'yes.' (2017-08-01)

URI professor warns: TV viewing likely to make you fear sickness
Watching television and its heavy dose of medical content in news and drama can lead to more concern about personal health and reduce a person's satisfaction with life according to a new study out of the University of Rhode Island. (2010-09-30)

Molecules imagined using next-generation artificial intelligence validated experimentally
Insilico Medicine presented an original deep neural network architecture, Entangled Conditional Adversarial Autoencoder (ECAAE), which generates molecular structures based on various properties such as activity against a specific protein, solubility, and ease of synthesis. ECAAE was used to generate a novel inhibitor of Janus Kinase 3 (JAK3), implicated in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and vitiligo. The discovered molecule was tested in vitro and demonstrated high activity and selectivity. (2018-09-11)

Insilico Medicine uses AI to identify geroprotectors predicted to support human longevity
An international group of expert scientists led by Insilico Medicine published a research paper, 'In search for geroprotectors: in silico screening and in vitro validation of signalome-level mimetics of young healthy state' in one of the highest-impact journals in the field, Aging. (2016-10-07)

Affable apes live longer, study shows
Male chimps that are less aggressive and form strong social bonds tend to live longer, research suggests. (2018-10-09)

Older and richer: Old grasslands show high biodiversity and conservation value
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Kobe University have found that the long-term, sustained existence of grasslands can increase plant diversity, and can act as an indicator for grasslands of high conservation importance. Old grasslands showed a higher plant diversity than forests and new grasslands, and acted as refuges for native and endangered grassland-dependent plant species. The plant community of old grasslands was shown to be unique, indicating that they are of high conservation priority. (2020-09-10)

Living a long chimpanzee life
Researchers from Kyoto University report on the average life expectancy of chimpanzees in Japan. The average life expectancy of chimpanzees who reach adulthood -- reported as 12-years-old in the paper -- is 40 years: 41.5 years for males and 39.2 years for females. (2019-10-03)

Honeybee lives shortened after exposure to two widely used pesticides
The lives of honeybees are shortened -- with evidence of physiological stress -- when they are exposed to the suggested application rates of two commercially available and widely used pesticides. (2020-06-16)

Lucky squirrels born with 'silver spoon' effect
A study of female red squirrels revealed that advantageous (2008-04-04)

Human longevity largest study of its kind shows early detection of disease & disease risks
Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) announced the publication of a ground-breaking study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Study participants were evaluated with Human Longevity's multi-modal precision health platform, the Health Nucleus™. The assessment yielded highly actionable findings, most of which were not previously known, resulting in early identification of disease and disease risk in conditions that can lead to pre-mature mortality in adults. (2020-01-27)

New study finds extreme longevity in white sharks
Great white sharks -- top predators throughout the world's ocean -- grow much slower and live significantly longer than previously thought, according to a new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. (2014-01-08)

Could a computer tell you when your time is up?
Statisticians, computer scientists and medics from the University of East Anglia are launching a new project to predict how long you will live. They will use 'Big Data' to predict life expectancy -- and particularly how various chronic diseases and their treatments impact longevity. The team say the research will bring practical, financial and medical benefits -- such as helping people plan for retirement, and knowing how particular drugs such as statins or beta-blockers affect longevity. (2016-03-30)

CNIO researchers obtain the first mice born with hyper-long telomeres
Mice with hyper-long telomeres live, on average, 13% longer and in better health, free from cancer and obesity The study has found for the first time ever a clear relationship between the length of telomeres and insulin and glucose metabolism, which are also crucial in ageing 'This finding opens the interesting hypothesis that genes are not the only thing to consider when it comes to determine species longevity,' indicates Maria Blasco, senior author of the paper. (2019-10-17)

Teen personality traits linked to risk of death from any cause 50 years later
Personality traits evident as early as the teenage years may be linked to a heightened or lessened risk of death around 50 years later, suggests observational research of 'baby boomers,' published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2018-11-20)

Long-lived parents produce better quality offspring
New research shows that long-lived parents produce better quality offspring. Researchers studied a gene associated with ageing in roundworms. They found that by reducing this gene's expression, they could not only more than double the worm's lifespan - but also improve the fitness of its offspring. The findings support an emerging new theory that we have genes that age us, and that shutting down these genes in later life could one day help us stay younger and healthier for longer. (2019-03-04)

Sharks longer in the tooth than we thought
A James Cook University researcher has found that sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought -- some twice as long as previously estimated. (2017-09-28)

Inclusion is key for all to thrive throughout life, report says
When it comes to optimizing 'longevity fitness' through attention to social, health, and wealth aspects of life, many Americans face intractable inequities based on the color of their skin, where they live, their sex, and who they love. The COVID-19 pandemic has further demonstrated the additional impacts affecting these demographics through the increased number of cases and mortality rates. (2020-11-19)

New approach could boost energy capacity of lithium batteries
Researchers at MIT and in China have found a new way to make cathodes for lithium batteries, offering improvements in the amount of power for both a given weight and a given volume. (2019-03-28)

CNIO researchers discover that the rate of telomere shortening predicts species lifespan
Comparison of telomeres of goats, dolphins, gulls, reindeer, vultures, flamingos, elephants, mice and humans reveals that species whose telomeres shorten faster have shorter lives. 'We have found a universal pattern, a phenomenon that explains the lifespans of the species,' says Maria Blasco, senior author of the study. The results are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2019-07-08)

Ageing research to accelerate with experimental validation in AI-powered drug discovery
Today the Biogerontology Research Foundation announced the publication of the first experimental validation of a novel small molecule generation engine implementing the generative tensorial reinforcement learning (GENTRL) approach. (2019-09-04)

Parental life span predicts daughters living to 90 without chronic disease or disability
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women whose mothers lived to at least age 90 were more likely to also live to 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities. (2018-08-15)

Youth using e-cigarettes three times as likely to become daily cigarette smokers
University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences researchers report that starting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, before the age of 18 is a major risk factor for people becoming daily cigarette smokers. (2021-01-11)

How microbial interactions shape our lives
The interactions that take place between the species of microbes living in the gastrointestinal system often have large and unpredicted effects on health, according to new work from a team led by Carnegie's Will Ludington. Working with fruit flies, the team found that the interactions that take place between the microbial populations are as important to a fly's physiology as which individual species are present. (2018-12-04)

MIT researchers find that Sirtuin1 may boost memory and learning ability
The same molecular mechanism that increases life span through calorie restriction may help boost memory and brainpower, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report in the July 11 issue of Nature. (2010-07-11)

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