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Sex hormone levels in older men are linked to lower biological age
Older men tend to have lower biological age if they have higher levels of sex hormones, particularly the estradiol form of estrogen, a large new study from Australia finds. (2019-03-25)
New insights into genetics of fly longevity
Alexey Moskalev, Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Radiobiology and Gerontology Institute of Biology, and co-authors from the Institute of biology of Komi Science Center of RAS, Engelgard's Institute of molecular biology, involved in the study of the aging mechanisms and longevity of model animals announce the publication of a scientific article titled: 'The Neuronal Overexpression of Gclc in Drosophila melanogaster Induces Life Extension With Longevity-Associated Transcriptomic Changes in the Thorax' in Frontiers in Genetics - a leading open science platform. (2019-03-25)
Removal of 'zombie cells' alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice
Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent cells -- also known as 'zombie cells' -- are removed from fat tissue in obese mice, severity of diabetes and a range of its causes or consequences decline or disappear. (2019-03-25)
Brain stem cells age faster in MS patients
Brain stem cells in people with the most severe form of multiple sclerosis look much older than they really are, according to a study led by UConn Health and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (2019-03-25)
Getting help with the kids slows down ageing in female birds
Seychelles warblers live and breed in family groups on the tiny island of Cousin. (2019-03-21)
Small vessel disease MRI marker linked to worse cognitive health in older adults
Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Neurology. (2019-03-21)
Study links perimenopause to accelerated fat mass gains, lean mass losses
A UCLA-led study confirms what women approaching menopause have long suspected: menopause does make fat go up. (2019-03-21)
New evidence links lifespan extension to metabolic regulation of immune system
Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have uncovered a new mechanism of lifespan extension that links caloric restriction with immune system regulation. (2019-03-21)
Researchers identify gene variant associated with cellular aging
It is well known that psychiatric stress is associated with accelerated aging. (2019-03-20)
Does pregnancy history affect cognitive function?
Healthy cognitive aging is a public health priority, especially as the US population grows older. (2019-03-20)
Fountain of youth for heart health may lie in the gut
As our collection of resident gut bacteria changes with age, it increasingly produces harmful metabolites that damage veins and blood vessels, driving disease, a new study suggests (2019-03-19)
Holocaust survivors with PTSD transmit negative views on aging to their adult offspring
A new study provides first evidence that negative views on aging are transmitted in families of Holocaust survivors suffering from PTSD. (2019-03-18)
Selfish genetic elements amplify inflammation and age-related diseases
Researchers from the University of Rochester show that LINE1 retrotransposons, a class of selfish genetic elements, become more active with age and may cause age-related diseases by triggering inflammation. (2019-03-11)
Opioid misuse sending more older adults to emergency departments, study finds
Emergency department (ED) visits by people age 65 and older who were identified with opioid misuse and dependence more than tripled between 2006 and 2014, according to new research published by researchers at Towson University. (2019-03-07)
Menopause symptoms nearly double the risk of chronic pain
In addition to the other health conditions affected by estrogen, it has also been shown to affect pain sensitivity. (2019-03-06)
Mass. General-led study provides new insights into the role of aging in heart failure
A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found that activity of an important signaling pathway increases with aging and with heart failure and that inhibiting that pathway can improve cardiac function in mouse models. (2019-03-06)
High-fat diet and age alter microflora and cause inflammation in heart failure
Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. (2019-03-01)
Young bone marrow rejuvenates aging mouse brains, study finds
A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. (2019-02-20)
The smell of food controls cellular recycling and affects life expectancy
The smell of food affects physiology and aging. That is the result of research conducted on the model organism of the roundworm by a research team led by Professor Thorsten Hoppe at the Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research (CECAD). (2019-02-20)
Women with a strong social support network may be at lower risk for heart disease
Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women. (2019-02-20)
Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's
The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. (2019-02-20)
The key to increased lifespan? Rubicon alters autophagy in animals during aging
Autophagy is an important biological recycling mechanism that influences the progression of aging in animals. (2019-02-19)
Putting the brakes on aging
Salk Institute researchers have developed a new gene therapy to help decelerate the aging process. (2019-02-19)
Breaks in the blood-brain barrier can cause brains to get old before their time
Daniela Kaufer, a professor at UC Berkeley and fellow in the CIFAR Child & Brain Development program, has discovered one of the biological pathways that lead to age-related cognitive decline, and has found clues on how to reverse the aging process in the brain. (2019-02-14)
New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging
New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. (2019-02-14)
Uncovering a 'smoking gun' of biological aging clocks
A newly discovered ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clock can be used to accurately determine an individual's chronological and biological age, according to research led by Harvard T.H. (2019-02-14)
Intervening in glial cells protects neurons in Parkinson's model
Stressed dopaminergic neurons call nearby glial cells for help. Those calls can over-activate the glial cells resulting in a cascade of inflammatory signaling that, over time, contributes to neuronal degradation. (2019-02-12)
DNA methylation GrimAge strongly predicts lifespan and healthspan
When it comes to predicting lifespan, GrimAge is 18 percent more accurate than calendar age and 14 percent better than previously described epigenetic biomarkers. (2019-02-12)
MU scientists use smartphones to improve dismal rating of nation's civil infrastructure
In the United States, aging civil infrastructure systems are deteriorating on a massive scale. (2019-02-11)
Blood cells could hold master clock behind aging
Blood cells could hold the key to aging, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. (2019-02-07)
Report from prestigious NIH-funded conference looks to biological 'pillars of aging'
Geriatrics researchers and clinicians hope a new understanding--one honed at a prestigious conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), with support from The John A. (2019-02-07)
Depression increases risk of death in older adults
A research team designed a study to investigate the role depression symptoms play in an increased risk of death over time. (2019-02-05)
New study seeks to guide clinical treatment for older patients with aortic stenosis
With recent advances in surgical techniques, more patients are undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) to treat aortic stenosis. (2019-02-04)
Where technology and aging intersect, gerontologists chart path forward
The latest issue of the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America contains 21 articles highlighting the state-of-the-art research regarding aging and technology, and offering guidance for the future. (2019-02-04)
Researchers uncover intracellular longevity pathway
Researchers discovered an intracellular pathway that promotes health and longevity in the worm C. elegans. (2019-01-31)
Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes
The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. (2019-01-30)
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)
Enzyme that breaks down amino acids may promote aging
Permanently arrested cell growth is known as 'cellular senescence', and the accumulation of senescent cells may be one cause of aging in our bodies. (2019-01-24)
Your personality could put you at greater risk for developing diabetes
It has been said that a good personality can help one succeed in life. (2019-01-24)
Your smartphone now knows if you smoke and may help you quit
A study from Gero longevity company shows that smoking cessation leads to rejuvenation that can be monitored by a mobile phone app (2019-01-23)
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