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The Crossroads for Human Longevity

5 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In these years we stand at the crossroads for human longevity. A long, slow, and largely unintentional upward trend in health and life expectancy has been running for near two hundred years now, caused by increases in wealth and technological progress, each driving the other. Show More Summary

20 Questions That Will Tell You If It's Love

Quantifying the elusive quality of love is no easy task, but a group of psychologists think they have a way to detect people’s true romantic feelings. Breaking romantic love into its component parts, this new test allows you to gauge the strength of your closest relationship. read more

Mental Health Day No. 2

16 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

What an interesting and fruitful discussion we had on Tuesday on the post about retirement living preferences. If you haven't read the comments, you should. You will be enlightened. Elizabeth left a comment that may or may not have been...

A Midlife Crisis for the Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging

17 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here is an open access paper that covers some of the challenges that have faced the interpretation of just how and why it is that mitochondria have an important role in the aging process. The mitochondrial free radical theory of aging...Show More Summary

Public Views on the Future of Technology

17 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A few things are of interest in this survey, with one being that a majority of people don't like specific instances of societal change resulting from technological advances if asked about them, which isn't much of a surprise given human nature. Show More Summary

An Update on DNA Methylation Patterns as a Biomarker of Aging

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The research community is very interested in a reliable method of measuring biological age: not how old you are in years, but how far along you are in the aging process, how much damage has accumulated in cells and macromolecules and how well or poorly your organs and other systems are reacting to that damage. Show More Summary

Mental Health Day No. 1

Do you ever just feel like throwing it all in for awhile? Don't get me wrong. I like doing this blog. A lot. Although at minimum it gives me a reason to get out of bed every day, that is...

A Canine Longitudinal Aging Study Proposed

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

As noted below researchers are making an effort to establish the basis for a comprehensive study of aging in longer-lived species. Most present work on aging in mammals takes place in mice and rats, and while there are many similarities...Show More Summary

A Decellularized Oesophagus Demonstrated in Rats

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here make use of the process of decellularization to match a donor organ to the recipient. In the ideal procedure, donor cells are removed and the remaining extracellular matrix of the organ is repopulated with the recipient's cells, thereby eliminating most issues of transplant rejection. Show More Summary

What is Robust Mouse Rejuvenation, and Why Should We Care?

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

SENS, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence is a detailed research plan for developing the means to prevent and reverse degenerative aging by repairing its causes. SENS assembles the list of causes from the present scientific...Show More Summary

20 Questions that Will Test Your Love

Quantifying the elusive quality of love is no easy task, but a group of psychologists think they have a way to detect people’s true romantic feelings. Breaking romantic love into its component parts, this new test allows you to gauge the strength of your closest relationship. read more

What is Your Retirement Housing Preference?

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Last week we discussed location choices and the finances of retirement living. It was interesting to read how many who commented left an impression that elders and boomers coming up on retirement soon are all doing fine financially. Today, let's...

More Evidence of the Inverse Relationship Between Dementia and Cancer Mortality

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It is perhaps unexpected that incidence of dementia and incidence of cancer seem to have a robust inverse relationship, one that has shown up in multiple different study populations. In general we think of aging as a global phenomenon...Show More Summary

The Fragile Elderly Hip

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here is an open access review that looks at what is known of the proximate mechanisms that cause increasing fragility of bone with advancing age. These are not the root causes, but it remains to be determined how exactly the laundry list of primary differences between old tissues and young tissues produces the results discussed below. Show More Summary

Commercial Blood Factories Lie Ahead

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A number of competing lines of research aim at producing large volumes of blood to order, with an eye to eventually eliminating the need for blood donors and all of the shortcomings inherent in donated blood - the need for screening and other expenses in the donation process, the short shelf-life of blood outside the body, and so forth. Show More Summary

Crabby Old Lady and the Old Gray Lady

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

(For those who may not know, “The Old Gray Lady” is a nickname of The New York Times.) For the past few years at that newspaper there has been a blog titled The New Old Age where almost exclusively the...

Learning to Reverse Aspects of Cell Aging By Observing the Embryo

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Adults are old, but children are young: at some point in the early development of an embryo, a collection of presently poorly cataloged processes erase the changes of aging present in the adult cells that created it. It is probably the...Show More Summary

TRF2 as a Potential Biomarker of Cellular Senescence

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The accumulation of senescent cells with age is one of the causes of degenerative aging, as senescent cells behave badly, emitting proteins that harm surrounding tissues. Finding a way to clearly identify senescent cells is a necessary...Show More Summary

The Psych Advice You're Looking for in Psychology Today

What are you looking for in when you check out your popular psychology sources? Is it mental health information and resources or relationship advice? Depending on how you view the data from a recent study, pop psych may be serving an important role in helping you get help. read more

ELDER MUSIC: 1949

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...

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