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Cellular protein may be key to longevity
Researchers have found that levels of a regulatory protein called ATF4, and the corresponding levels of the molecules whose expression it controls, are elevated in the livers of mice exposed to multiple interventions known increase longevity. (2014-09-15)

Article series aims to educate on the truth of anti-aging claims
As part of a summer effort to present peer-reviewed research on the truth of anti-aging medicine, The Gerontological Society of America has released the first of two special sections in The Journals of Gerontology: Biological and Medical Sciences (Vol. 59A, No. 6). (2004-07-08)

Self-perception of aging may affect the prognosis of older patients with cancer
Self-perception of aging -- or attitudes toward one's aging experience -- may affect older individuals' risk of dying early after being diagnosed with cancer, according to results from a study published in Cancer Medicine. (2020-02-05)

Special journal issue furthers exploration of anti-aging claims
Continuing its series of publications and events related to anti-aging treatments, The Gerontological Society of America has released the second and final special section of The Journals of Gerontology: Biological and Medical Sciences (Vol. 59A, No. 7). (2004-08-11)

The war against anti-aging medicine
An international group of research scientists recently launched a campaign against anti-aging medicine. They seek to discredit what they judge to be fraudulent and harmful products and therapies while establishing the validity of scientific research into the topic. However, an expert examining this war against anti-aging medicine argues that the researchers may be inadvertently undermining their own legitimacy and research support. (2003-02-10)

New book on 'Aging: The Longevity Dividend' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Aging: The Longevity Dividend' from CSHLPress, examines the biological basis of aging, strategies that may extend health span, and the societal implications of delayed aging. Contributors discuss genetic variants that accelerate or protect against aging, biochemical pathways that modulate longevity (e.g., mTOR), biological consequences of aging (e.g., decline in stem cell function), and various animal models used to study aging processes. They emphasize that age-delaying interventions will yield greater health and vitality than disease-specific treatments. (2015-12-17)

New insights into the effect of aging on cardiovascular disease
Aging adults are more likely to have - and die from - cardiovascular disease than their younger counterparts. New basic science research finds reason to link biological aging to the development of narrowed, hardened arteries, independent of other risk factors like high cholesterol. (2019-12-10)

New book on anti-aging hype consolidates latest research
The Gerontological Society of America's 2004 peer-reviewed article series on the truth of anti-aging medicine is now available in a single volume. (2005-02-25)

Study finds day-to-day experiences affect awareness of aging, mood
A study of older adults finds an individual's awareness of aging is not as static as previously thought, and that day-to-day experiences and one's attitude toward aging can affect an individual's awareness of age-related change -- and how that awareness affects one's mood. (2017-07-20)

Inaugural UofL Optimal Aging Conference set for June 12-14
The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging at the University of Louisville will host its inaugural Optimal Aging Conference June 12-14 in Louisville. (2016-01-26)

Reduced mitochondrial function important mechanism in aging
Scientists at the Karolinska Institute have found that changes in the (2004-05-27)

DGIST identifies mechanisms of inflammation-induced animal aging
DGIST experientially proved the 'inflammation-induced aging' hypothesis. It is expected to suggest a new direction for researches on aging recovery as well as anti-aging. (2017-01-17)

Scientists urge global investment and action plan to avert impending aging crisis
Now that scientists have learned so much about aging through laboratory studies, it's time to translate those findings into medicines that can benefit our aging population. (2010-07-14)

Anti-aging secrets are in the cards
A new set of trading cards from SAGE Crossroads offers a fun look at the brains behind the latest theories on aging and immortality. The series profiles the 48 most accomplished, cutting-edge, and controversial scientists in the field of aging research. (2005-11-28)

The aging-clock connection
In the July 15th issue of G&D, Dr. Marina Antoch and colleagues (The Lerner Research Institute) establish a link between the innate biological clock -- known as the circadian clock -- and aging. (2006-07-14)

USC and fellow Pacific Rim universities to discuss issues facing Asia's older adults
Gerontology leaders from around the world will gather at the USC Davis School of Gerontology to discuss Asia's aging population during the 2014 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Research Symposium on Aging Sept. 14-17. (2014-09-11)

'Biology of Aging' -- New textbook now available
Garland Science is proud to announce the publication of the new textbook Biology of Aging by Roger B. McDonald. Biology of Aging presents the biological principles that have led to a new understanding of the causes of aging and describes how these basic principles help one to understand the human experience of biological aging, longevity, and age-related disease. (2013-07-11)

The truth about aging
For centuries people have been puzzled by the inevitability of human aging. For most of the second half of the twentieth century, aging remained a mystery, or an unsolved biological problem. At the end of the 20th century, a remarkable scientific discovery emerged. It was not a single discovery in the usual sense, because it was based on a series of important interconnected insights over a long period of time. (2007-07-12)

Reversing aging now possible!
DGIST's research team identified the mechanism of reversible recovery of aging cells by inducing lysosomal activation. The team opened a new horizon of aging recovery research by changing the irreversibility paradigm of aging. (2017-04-03)

Texas aging meeting to feature NIA Interventions Testing Program 1st report
Scientists will discuss the first interim report of the National Institute on Aging Interventions Testing Program on Friday, June 1, in San Antonio. (2007-05-29)

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)

Top aging research experts to present at 43rd Annual American Aging Association Conference
The American Aging Association holds its 43rd annual meeting featuring presentations from more than 70 leading experts on the latest groundbreaking developments and discoveries in the field of aging research. (2014-05-28)

Gerontology researchers urge scrutiny of anti-aging treatments
Consumers must be afforded better protection against interventions falsely claiming to reverse or retard the aging process, according to an article published by legal and medical professionals in the June issue of The Gerontologist (Vol. 44, No. 3). (2004-07-01)

America's political future will be shaped by aging, journal indicates
The latest issue of the journal Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR) from The Gerontological Society of America shows how aging is reshaping politics today in unprecedented ways, and how it will continue to do so for years to come. (2020-06-25)

Altered Genes, Altered Metabolism--Longer Life?
Scientists supported by the National Institute on Aging have discovered that a gene, named daf-2, which regulates glucose metabolism in a tiny worm, c. elegans, may also affect or enhance its longevity (1997-08-13)

Hair aging differs by race, ethnicity
While aging is an unavoidable biological process with many influencing factors that results in visible changes to the hair, there is limited literature examining the characteristics of hair aging across the races. Now a new study describes the unique characteristics of hair aging among different ethnicities that the authors hope will aid in a culturally sensitive approach when making recommendations to prevent hair damage during one's life-time. (2021-01-21)

UC San Diego funded by NIMH to study successful aging in adults with HIV
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded a $3.4 million grant to a team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to study successful aging in HIV-infected adults. HIV is a serious, chronic, medical disease that affects the lives of more than one million Americans. (2013-02-04)

Tumor suppressor genes speed up and slow down aging in engineered mouse
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an animal model that can test the function of two prominent tumor suppressor genes, p16 and p19, in the aging process. Scientists knew that both these genes were expressed at increased levels as humans and mice age, but their role in the aging process was not clear. Findings by the Mayo team show that p16 provides gas to accelerate cellular aging, while p19 stops that process. (2008-05-30)

Good attitudes about aging help seniors handle stress
New psychology research finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations. (2016-08-03)

Toxins in the environment might make you older than your years
Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? Part of the explanation, say researchers writing in the Cell Press journal Trends in Molecular Medicine on May 28, is differences from one person to the next in exposure to harmful substances in the environment, chemicals such as benzene, cigarette smoke, and even stress. (2014-05-28)

GSA confers 2006 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award to NIA's de Cabo
The Gerontological Society of America has chosen Rafael de Cabo of the National Institute on Aging to receive its 2006 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award. The distinction is given for outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research. (2006-11-14)

In cancer and aging, interconnected roles for apoptosis and cellular senescence
A new review explores the mechanisms activating cell death and blocking proliferation of mutated cells, with a view towards creating more effective therapies combining both programs. (2016-07-13)

Abstract submissions now open for aging conference
The call for abstracts opens Friday, Sept. 30, for the second annual Optimal Aging Conference, hosted by the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging in partnership with the Kentucky Association for Gerontology. The conference will be held June 11-13, 2017, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. (2016-10-03)

Training program may improve police officers' ability to help older adults
After participating in a training program in aging-related health, police officers anticipated having more empathy for and awareness of aging-related conditions, and greater ability to provide older adults with appropriate community referrals. (2017-05-03)

Organ-on-a-chip model offers insights into premature aging and vascular disease
Using a new progeria-on-a-chip model, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a way to recapitulate blood vessel dynamics to better understand vascular disease and aging. (2017-03-03)

A conversation between plants' daily and aging clocks
IBS Scientists have found out how the two clocks talk to each other genetically. Plants' circadian clock -- the 24-hour cyclic rhythm -- plays a critical role in regulating aging, in particular in timing the yellowing of the leaves. As aging plants recycle nutrients for the new leaves and seeds, uncovering these timekeeping mechanisms is important to understand plant productivity. (2018-08-09)

Negative views of aging increase cardiovascular stress in older persons, Yale scientist finds
In the first study of its kind, a Yale-led research team has shown that older individuals' beliefs about aging can have a direct impact on their health. The study suggests that negative beliefs or stereotypes about aging that many elderly Americans encounter in their daily lives can increase their cardiovascular stress. (2000-06-26)

Mechanism of aging recovery for progeria patients revealed
DGIST's research teams reveal the mechanism to recover the function of aging cells in HGPS patients using ROCK inhibitor. Propose a new research direction for studies on the improvement of aging and aging diseases. (2017-04-03)

Healthy behaviors in midlife significantly increase odds of successful aging
Engaging in a combination of healthy behaviors, such as not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, exercise, and eating fruits and vegetables daily makes it significantly more likely people will stay healthy as they age, according to a study published in CMAJ. (2012-10-22)

Antiaging skin care: Reversing skin aging by gene blockade
In the Dec. 15 cover story of G&D, a research team led by Dr. Howard Chang (Stanford University School of Medicine) reports that the blockage of a single gene, called NF-êB, can reverse aging in the mammalian skin. This finding sets the stage for the development of future genetic age-intervention therapies. (2007-11-29)

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