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. Among the findings are that older adults in certain demographic groups are less likely to use technology for health-related purposes; using the Internet to […]Continue Reading ...
A Worcester Polytechnic Institute computer science professor has received $1 million from the National Science Foundation to use computer science and neuroscience tools to study online learning Could a computer detect a person’s emotions? Could it tell when someone is frustrated over something like a tricky math problem on an online tutoring program? Could it […]Continue Reading ...
Plastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to “deflation” or “sagging”? A new study helps settle the debate, showing significant loss of volume in the upper lip in older adults, reports the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 30 2019 A new technique to study tissue samples in 3D has revealed that pancreatic cancers can start and grow in two distinct ways, solving a decades-old mystery of how tumors form. Cell-by-cell image of a tumor (shown in red) growing into a pancreatic duct. Credit Hendrik Massal The new method could help researchers […]Continue Reading ...
The global population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups and faces the tide of chronic diseases threatening their quality of life and posing challenges to healthcare and economy systems. To better understand the underlying biology behind healthspan — the healthy period of life before the first chronic disease manifestation […]Continue Reading ...
Discovery of a mechanism that produces reactive oxygen species and invites cellular senescence Permanently arrested cell growth is known as “cellular senescence”, and the accumulation of senescent cells may be one cause of aging in our bodies. Japanese researchers have discovered that a certain enzyme in our bodies promotes cellular senescence by producing reactive oxygen […]Continue Reading ...
Insilico Medicine, a Rockville-based company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its latest advances in human aging biomarker development at the Longevity Leaders Conference in London, 4 of February. Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, such as deep learning (DL) and reinforcement learning (RL) play a pivotal role in […]Continue Reading ...
Doctors have long observed that biological age and chronological age are not always one and the same. A 55-year-old may exhibit many signs of old age and have numerous age-related diseases, whereas an 80-year-old may be healthy and robust. While diet, physical activity and other factors play a role, there are many contributors as to […]Continue Reading ...
Feb 1 2019 Oxford Genetics, a leading innovator of biopharmaceutical technologies, has signed a licensing agreement with world-class service organization, Aldevron to bring to market a standardized range of its plasmids for lentiviral manufacture. Ryan Cawood, CEO of Oxford Genetics commented: This latest partnership showcases Oxford Genetics’ ability to develop and supply high quality technologies […]Continue Reading ...
Leukemia promotes premature aging in healthy bone marrow cells – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Findings published today in the journal Blood show that healthy bone marrow cells were prematurely aged by cancer cells around them. It is well known that aging promotes cancer development. But this is the first […]Continue Reading ...
Figure 1: a concept model of the findings. Credit: Kobe University Permanently arrested cell growth is known as “cellular senescence”, and the accumulation of senescent cells may be one cause of aging in our bodies. Japanese researchers have discovered that a certain enzyme in our bodies promotes cellular senescence by producing reactive oxygen species. Drugs […]Continue Reading ...
January 2019 Print this issue Treatment Can Delay Future Attacks Most of the time, multiple sclerosis, or MS, starts mildly, with unpredictable symptoms that can seem baffling. Without treatment, the disease can worsen to the point that you can’t write, speak, or walk. MS starts when the body’s immune systemThe system that protects your body […]Continue Reading ...
Gero is a data-driven longevity company developing innovative therapies that will strongly extend the healthy period of life also known as healthspan. Latest results of Gero aging studies will be presented at Longevity Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, January 29-31, 2019. Peter Fedichev, founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Gero, will open “Supporting Discovery in […]Continue Reading ...
InflammAging affects hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) through impairing their function and self-renewal by constant activation of cohesin-mediated inflammatory signals. This leads to the selection of HSCs with low expression of cohesin, increased self-renewal, and unbalanced differentiation into inflammatory/myeloid cells. In turn, InflammAging is further increased and drives disease development in aging. Credit: Graphic: Kerstin Wagner […]Continue Reading ...
Linda P. Fried, dean of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, explains the secrets to living a longer, healthier, and happier life—and why the graying of America may be a good thing.Continue Reading ...
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