It is an unfortunate fact of life that many promising avenues of medical research languish partially developed and unfunded. It isn't unusual to see potentially transformative medical technologies linger with little further progress for a decade or more after their first triumphant discovery. Show More Summary
Getting over the end of your relationship can be a difficult process, but finding the silver lining will help you move on.
This paper explores the mechanisms by which the amyloid associated with the progression of Alzheimer's disease can be cleared naturally outside the brain. It raises the possibility that finding ways to reduce amyloid outside the brain will allow existing transport and clearance mechanisms to export and remove more of the amyloid from the brain. Show More Summary
In this open access paper, the author argues for greater investigation of the fundamentals of aging in various species, for more comparisons of the biochemistry of aging between wild and laboratory populations, and for greater collaboration...Show More Summary
The paper I'll share today takes a look at stem cells over the course of aging in different sea urchin species that exhibit radically different life spans, ranging from a few years to somewhere north of a century. A fair number of marine...Show More Summary
Researchers have uncovered evidence for a rare natural genetic mutation in our species that lowers blood cholesterol and thus reduces risk of some forms of cardiovascular disease. Given the results reported in the research noted here,...Show More Summary
Average telomere length is presently measured in white blood cells from a blood sample. Telomeres, the caps of repeating DNA sequences that protect the ends of chromosomes, tend to become shorter on average with age, but also with illness:...Show More Summary
Back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy designated May as Senior Citizens Month. Two years later, Congress passed the Older American's Act to deal with a lack of community services for elders. The Act established the U.S. Administration on Aging...
For many years now, since the first batch of single gene mutations that enhance longevity in short-lived laboratory species were discovered, the cellular maintenance processes of autophagy have occupied a central role in considerations of aging. Show More Summary
Whether in a long-term relationship or just an evening out with friends, you need to know when it’s time to leave. These 10 tips will help you figure out the best way to exit.
Researchers have recently started to catalog the symbiotic microbes found in the intestines of extremely old human individuals, aiming to gain an understanding of the degree to which differences in microbial populations between individuals can influence the odds of survival in later life. Show More Summary
In recent years researchers have noted that a small proportion of cells in males lose their Y chromosome over the course of aging. This appears to correlate with mortality and cancer risk, among other things, though there is no good picture of why this is the case at the present time. Show More Summary
At a recent conference, Bill Andrews of Sierra Sciences announced a forthcoming collaboration with BioViva, currently pushing regulatory boundaries to develop gene therapies as treatments for aging. A new company will be formed, BioViva...Show More Summary
The data presented by these researchers is a compelling argument for the importance of hypertension in cardiovascular aging. Hypertension as a result of intrinsic aging processes is probably largely caused by stiffening of blood vessels,...Show More Summary
Here one of the long-standing core members of the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) is interviewed. This volunteer organization maintains and validates records of supercentenarians, those rare individuals who live past 110, and also runs one of the few online watering holes for the aging research community. Show More Summary
Back when there were still a whole lot of people running for the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump was the only one who did not want to cut Social Security benefits. His opponents had the usual variety of methods...
Your eyeglasses are there to help you see (perhaps) but they also send these 6 cues to those who see you.
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...
FIGHT AGING! NEWSLETTER May 23rd 2016 Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent...Show More Summary
Getting over the ending of your relationship can, no doubt, be a difficult process. By rewriting the story, you can find the elusive silver lining.