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15,000 Spaniards may unknowingly have hypophosphatasia bone disease
In adults, hypophosphatasia causes recurrent fractures and chronic pain. In the child population this disease can be much more serious and can even cause premature death, neurological disorders, and respiratory problems. (2019-11-15)
Bacteria in the gut may alter ageing process, finds NTU Singapore study
An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the ageing process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down. (2019-11-14)
Researchers find potential new target for treatment of inflammatory disease
Researchers led by the University of Birmingham have found a potential new target to treat inflammatory disease. (2019-11-07)
New assessment could identify risks of frailty
Signs of frailty, and the risks it brings, could be identified in young and old people alike through a new assessment developed in a study led by researchers at the University of Strathclyde. (2019-11-05)
New research tool for studying mitochondrial disorders and aging
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new research tool for studying how mitochondrial protein synthesis is affected by disease, pharmaceuticals, ageing and different physiological situations such as exercise and diet. (2019-11-05)
Heavy smoking can have a damaging effect on facial ageing, study shows
Heavy smoking may have a causal effect on facial ageing, according to new research led by the University of Bristol. (2019-11-01)
Experts propose new healthcare framework to help ageing populations stay healthier longer
An international team of researchers have put forward a position statement, published in Science, which lays out a new healthcare framework to help aging populations stay healthier for longer. (2019-10-31)
Health in old age is a lifelong affair
Reduced food intake in old mice can no longer improve health. (2019-10-23)
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor muscle function in adults aged 60+
New research from Trinity College Dublin shows that vitamin D deficiency is an important determinant of poor skeletal muscle function in adults aged 60 years and over. (2019-10-23)
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)
Treatment of metabolic dysfunction could be a potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease
A team of researchers led by Yale-NUS College has found evidence that metabolic dysfunction is a primary cause of Alzheimer's disease. (2019-10-17)
Study reveals fundamental insight into how memory changes with age
New research from King's College London and The Open University could help explain why memory in old age is much less flexible than in young adulthood. (2019-10-17)
The Physiological Society urges Government step change to meet its own Ageing Society target
The UK Government is at risk of missing its target to increase healthy life expectancy by five years by 2035, according to a new report, Growing Older, Better, published by The Physiological Society on Tuesday Oct. (2019-10-15)
New study challenges our understanding of premature ageing
Disturbances in the function of mitochondrial DNA can accelerate the ageing process in ways that are different than previously thought, according to a new Finnish study published in Nature Metabolism. (2019-10-08)
Number of depressed over-65s unchanged but antidepressant use soars
The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades -- according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. (2019-10-06)
Poor health more likely to be associated with shorter sleep in older Irish population
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have found that poor health is more likely to be associated with shorter sleep in older Irish adults. (2019-10-03)
Earthquake in the cell
Nuclear abnormalities such as nuclear blebs and micronuclei have devastating consequences for the genetic material and are associated with cancer or ageing. (2019-10-01)
A new mechanism has been revealed which could lead to premature ageing in mother cells
This new mechanism makes it possible to understand premature ageing in cells with asymmetrical cell division, as is the case with mother cells. (2019-09-30)
Fruit flies live longer with combination drug treatment
A triple drug combination has been used to extend the lifespan of fruit flies by 48% in a new study led by UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), (2019-09-30)
Study finds age hinders cancer development
A new study, published in Aging Cell, has found that human ageing processes may hinder cancer development. (2019-09-27)
Developed countries may become more religious in 20 years
Researchers from HSE University and RANEPA found that in high-income countries, age, rather than the cohort effect, has more impact on religiosity. (2019-09-25)
For the first time walking patterns identify specific types of dementia
Walking may be a key clinical tool in helping medics accurately identify the specific type of dementia a patient has, pioneering research has revealed. (2019-09-19)
Repeated periods of poverty accelerate the ageing process
People who have found themselves below the relative poverty threshold four or more times in their adult life age significantly earlier than others. (2019-09-12)
From years to days: Artificial Intelligence speeds up photodynamics simulations
The prediction of molecular reactions triggered by light is to date extremely time-consuming and therefore costly. (2019-09-11)
Major environmental challenge as microplastics are harming our drinking water
Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, finds research from the University of Surrey and Deakin's Institute for Frontier Materials. (2019-09-09)
New study shows why people gain weight as they get older
Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. (2019-09-09)
Link between gut microbes & muscle growth suggests future approach to tackle muscle loss
Scientists led by NTU Singapore's Professor Sven Pettersson established a link between gut microbes and muscle growth and function -- a finding that could open new doors to interventions for age-related skeletal muscle loss. (2019-09-09)
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)
Body's ageing process accelerated by DNA changes, study suggests
DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, research suggests. (2019-09-03)
Spontaneous brain fluctuations influence risk-taking
Minute-to-minute fluctuations in human brain activity, linked to changing levels of dopamine, impact whether we make risky decisions, finds a new UCL study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2019-08-26)
Lower levels of dietary vitamins and antioxidants are linked to frailty in older adults
Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have shown in the largest study to-date that lower levels of specific dietary vitamins and antioxidants are associated with frailty. (2019-08-22)
Brain takes a beating as arteries age
Researchers in Umeå, Sweden, have presented a model that explains why memory deteriorates as the body ages. (2019-08-20)
Age-related illness risk for people living with HIV
The first large-scale review into the health outcomes of people living with HIV has found that this group has an increased risk of contracting specific diseases and illnesses, some of which are more commonly associated with ageing. (2019-08-15)
Sensory impairment and health expectancy in older adults
Older adults aged 60 years and above with vision and hearing impairments may enjoy fewer years of life as well as healthy life compared to those with no impairments. (2019-08-15)
Pinpointing the molecular mechanisms of aging
Although each and every one of us goes through it, aging is a poorly understood process. (2019-08-13)
Over-55s shouldn't wait for retirement to make time for their health
People in middle-age need to keep up their physical activity levels if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement -- according to a new report. (2019-08-12)
Major surgery associated with small, long term decline in brain functioning
Major surgery is associated with a small long-term decline in cognitive functioning -- equivalent, on average, to less than five months of natural brain aging, finds a study in The BMJ today. (2019-08-07)
Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of aging
A landmark study published today, led by researchers at Monash University in Australia, explored the incidence of frailty in 120,000 people over the age of 60 in 28 countries. (2019-08-02)
Edinburgh is global hotspot for inflammatory bowel disease rates
Edinburgh has some of the highest known rates of inflammatory bowel disease in the world and the figure is expected to rise in the next 10 years. (2019-08-01)
'Tickle' therapy could help slow aging
'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of aging, according to new research. (2019-07-30)
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