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The secret to a long life? For worms, a cellular recycling protein is key
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have shown that worms live longer lives if they produce excess levels of a protein, p62, which recognizes toxic cell proteins that are tagged for destruction. (2019-12-11)
U-M researchers discover stress in early life extends lifespan
Some stress at a young age could actually lead to a longer life, new research shows. (2019-12-04)
Dietary supplements may delay aging in animal models
Patients with Werner Syndrome age significantly earlier than others. In animal models for the disease supplements of the drug NAD+ prolong life and delay age-related diseases. (2019-11-29)
Rapamycin may slow skin aging, Drexel study reports
The search for youthfulness typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. (2019-11-25)
A genetic tug-of-war between the sexes begets variation
In species with sexual reproduction, no two individuals are alike and scientists have long struggled to understand why there is so much genetic variation. (2019-11-18)
Can plants tell us something about longevity?
The oldest living organism on Earth is a plant, Methuselah a bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) (pictured below) that is over 5,000 years old. (2019-11-18)
Plants might be helping each other more than thought
Contrary to the long-held belief that plants in the natural world are always in competition, new research has found that in harsh environments mature plants help smaller ones -- and thrive as a result. (2019-11-13)
Study examines theory on menopause age and symptom severity
A recent theory states that women enter menopause at different ages and have varying extents of symptoms due in part to residence patterns after marriage -- or whether couples disperse to live with paternal or maternal kin. (2019-11-06)
Study examines depression in the last year of life
Depression impacts quality of life at all life stages, but little is known about the factors related to depression in the last year of life. (2019-11-06)
Combination gene therapy treats multiple age-related diseases
Could there one day be a vaccine against the ravages of aging? (2019-11-04)
Health in old age is a lifelong affair
Reduced food intake in old mice can no longer improve health. (2019-10-23)
Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes. (2019-10-17)
Rapamycin for longevity -- Opinion article
The scientist discusses several reasons, including fear of the actual and fictional side effects of rapamycin, everolimus and other clinically-approved drugs, arguing that no real side effects preclude their use as anti-aging drugs today. (2019-10-16)
Conclusions from a behavioral aging study on male and female F2 hybrid mice on age-related behavior
Due to strain-specific behavioral idiosyncrasies, inbred mouse strains are suboptimal research models for behavioral aging studies. (2019-10-11)
Scientists at the MDI biological laboratory are decoding the genetic mechanisms of aging
A new paper by MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Jarod Rollins, Ph.D., and Aric Rogers, Ph.D., co-corresponding authors, describes the mechanisms by which longevity is regulated post-transcriptionally, or after a genetic blueprint has been transcribed from an organism's DNA. (2019-10-10)
Impact of exosomal HIV-1 Tat expression on the human cellular proteome
The researcher's previous work has demonstrated that exosomal formulations of Tat can reverse HIV-1 latency in primary CD4+ T lymphocytes isolated from long term antiretroviral treated individuals suggesting a potential role for Tat as a therapeutic HIV-1 Latency Reversal Agent. (2019-10-04)
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. (2019-10-02)
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)
New research from Alkema lab shows how stress can weaken defenses
Research from the lab of Mark Alkema, Ph.D., at UMass Medical School, shows how a dynamic regulation of a stress neurohormone regulates the trade-off between acute and long-term stress responses. (2019-09-09)
Typhoid toxin accelerates cell aging to enhance killer infection, study reveals
Scientists have revealed how the typhoid toxin works to hijack DNA repair machines and accelerate the aging of cells, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new strategies to combat the killer disease. (2019-09-06)
New insights into how diet & medication impact the influence of gut bacteria on our health
Research published in Cell on 29th August by the groups of Filipe Cabreiro from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences and Imperial College and Christoph Kaleta from Kiel University in Germany has demonstrated that diet can alter the effectiveness of a type-2 diabetes drug via its action on gut bacteria. (2019-08-30)
New evidence that optimists live longer
After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. (2019-08-26)
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. (2019-08-23)
BTI researchers discover compound that speeds sexual development and decline
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals both natural and synthetic, some of which may affect human physical development. (2019-08-19)
A genetic chaperone for healthy aging?
Researchers at the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) have identified an epigenetic mechanism that appears to strongly influence healthy aging. (2019-08-09)
Geneticists unlock the secret of mutant flies' longevity
Russian researchers determined which genes are affected by mutation that extends lifespan of fruit flies. (2019-08-07)
When considering presidential candidates, age is just a number
A new white paper shows there is no such thing as being too old to be president. (2019-07-26)
Detox pathway extends lifespan of the worm C. elegans
Mutation in mitochondrial gene doubles the lifespan in the worm C. elegans by turning on a detox pathway, researchers of the Cluster of Excellence CECAD report in Nature Communications. (2019-07-25)
Scientists discover group of genes connected to longer life in fruit flies
E(z) longer life: New insights on genes linked to longer life and higher fertility. (2019-07-18)
Living longer or healthier? Genetic discovery in worms suggests they can be separated
Gene identified in worms controls how resources are allocated for stress resilience, longevity and fertility. (2019-07-17)
New gene linked to healthy ageing in worms
Damage to gene causes impaired movement in adult worms. (2019-07-12)
No new males: Climate change threat to Cape Verde turtles
Rising temperatures could mean no male loggerhead turtles hatch at a key breeding ground by the end of this century, new research suggests. (2019-07-11)
Live fast and die young, or play the long game? Scientists map 121 animal life cycles
Scientists have pinpointed the 'pace' and 'shape' of life as the two key elements in animal life cycles that affect how different species get by in the world. (2019-07-08)
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. (2019-07-08)
Researchers call for personalized approach to aging brain health
University of Arizona psychologist Lee Ryan and her collaborators have proposed a precision aging model designed to help researchers better understand and treat age-related cognitive decline on an individual level. (2019-06-17)
The new technology will significantly enhance energy harvest from PV modules
The whole world is inevitably moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle. (2019-06-11)
How old are your organs? To scientists' surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells
Scientists once thought that neurons, or possibly heart cells, were the oldest cells in the body. (2019-06-06)
New study identifies molecular aging 'midlife crisis'
The study provides a possible new reason why human disease burden increases so sharply from the sixth decade of life onward as health-protective mechanisms disappear. (2019-06-06)
A new way to block malaria transmission by targeting young contagious parasite forms
Boosting our natural antibody responses against the transmissible parasite stage could hold the key to combatting the malaria parasite and preventing the spread of the disease. (2019-06-05)
Tolerance to stress is a 'trade-off' as fruit flies age
With the help of the common fruit fly (D. melanogaster), which ages quickly because it only lives about 60 days, FAU neuroscientists provide insights into healthy aging by investigating the effects of a foraging gene on age and stress tolerance. (2019-06-04)
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