Did you know: That the states with the highest proportion of old people in their populations in 2010 were Florida, West Virginia, Maine and Pennsylvania (all above 15 percent)? States with the lowest proportion of elders were Alaska, Utah and...
Liposfucin is the name given to a mix of hardy metabolic waste compounds that build up in long-lived cells over the years, such as the vital cell populations of the retina. Cells are not equipped with suitable tools to remove this gunk, but they try anyway and so it ends up concentrated in the cellular recycling structures known as lysosomes. Show More Summary
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the persistent herpesvirus species cytomegalovirus (CMV) plays an important role in immune system aging. A majority of people carry the virus by the time they reach old age, and its presence...Show More Summary
Starting on October 1st and continuing through to the end of the year we'll be running a grassroots fundraiser for SENS rejuvenation research, with all donations going to the SENS Research Foundation. Initiatives like this help to fund...Show More Summary
If you read my Senior Planet story about my choice for best in show for elders at CE Week in New York, you also got a small taste of a runner up business I liked, Laundry Puppy. But there is...
Several distinct networks of researchers, advocates, and funding sources for longevity science have arisen in the past decade. There is some overlap between them, but the backers are different and the scientific strategies largely distinct. Show More Summary
Researchers continue to make progress in understanding how to guide stem cells to a desired outcome: During development, blood cells emerge in the aorta, a major blood vessel in the embryo. There, blood cells, including hematopoietic stem cells, are generated by budding from a unique population of what scientists call hemogenic endothelial cells. Show More Summary
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...
People who are high in narcissism can be entitled, demanding, and self-centered. As if this didn’t make life with them difficult enough, new research shows that their desire for perfection creates even more misery for their partners. read more
98 YEAR OLD EVICTED FROM HER HOME Mary Phillips has lived in her San Francisco apartment for 50 years. She has always paid her rent on time. But she's being evicted anyway – except that she has no intention of...
As I've noted in the past, attention and investment given to research tends to come in waves. Longevity science has been building from the 1970s in a series of growing waves, each lasting ten to fifteen years. That is long enough for...Show More Summary
Are you ready to be rid of those bruises that are bugging you so badly? As you continue to age, it becomes very hard to prevent or reduce bruising easily. In addition, there are many people that think there is something medically wrong with them that would explain all of the bruising. Show More Summary
Compared to many blogs, TGB has a consistently compelling comment section. In addition, I needed to carve out time away from the the computer so I've invented Rewind the Week, a weekly (or so) compendium of some of the provocative,....
The International Longevity Alliance (ILA) is gearing up to promote longevity research on October 1st, presently the UN International Day of Older Persons, and also the date for this year's Eurosymposium for Healthy Ageing conference. Show More Summary
This is a decent article under an irrelevant linkbait title, which is about the best you can expect from the Huffington Post. The author takes a look at the public advocacy of Aubrey de Grey, which in conjunction with coordinating the ongoing scientific programs of SENS Research Foundation keeps him quite busy. Show More Summary
As the years pass ever more of your cells fall into a state of senescence. This is a response to the age of the cell itself, its internal damage, surrounding levels of metabolic waste, the presence of cell-damaging toxins, or other signals that indicate a potentially raised risk of cancer. Show More Summary
Did you know that 11,000 people in the United States retire from the workforce every day? Crabby Old Lady doesn't know if that's true but it's what people who call themselves retirement coaches tell her. Whether the number is real.....
Klotho is one of numerous genes demonstrated to influence longevity in several species of laboratory animal. Like all of the other genes it influences many fundamental cellular and metabolic processes, which makes deciphering how and why it all works to affect the pace of aging a real challenge. Show More Summary
Everyone has at least one bad habit, but in long-term relationships, some of those habits can be irksome indeed. Learning to cope with your partner’s quirks can keep those little things from becoming bigger threats to your relationship's health. read more
As a companion piece to a recent post on the cost of obesity and lack of exercise, as determined by epidemiological studies, here is another study that looks at the costs and benefits of various lifestyle choices: Cardiovascular diseases...Show More Summary