Thinking positively about aging might significantly reduce a person's risk of dementia, a new study has found—even for people with one of the strongest genetic risk factors. Researchers from Yale University and the National Institute on Aging studied nearly 5,000 people aged 60 and older, over a period of four years, and discovered those who held negative beliefs about aging were far more likely to develop dementia. ...

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Researchers here find a disconnect between DNA methylation patterns shown to correlate well with age and processes associated with longer telomere length. Telomeres are caps of repeated DNA at the ends of chromosomes that shorten with each cell division, a part of the mechanism limiting the life span of somatic cells. ...

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It has long been known that cancer arises when genes mutate and start producing abnormal proteins, or no protein at all. However, our latest research, published in PNAS, suggests that there is another, equally important mechanism by which cancer arises: an ageing immune system. ...

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There’s no denying the global population is getting older. Virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of elderly people within their populations. ...

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My colleague Tracie White recently wrote about cognitive psychologist Ruth O’Hara’s research on worrying and its impact on cognition, memory and effective disorders in older adults. As White described: Worrying actually helps alleviate the negative effects on memory and cognitive processing caused by depression and anxiety in older adults, according to a new study published recently in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. ...

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This month, the famed Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator put out a call for companies working to "help people live healthier for longer". If you're a scientist or entrepreneur who wants to increase human longevity and "healthspan", Y Combinator will give you up to $US1 million ($1.3 million) to do it. Y Combinator head Sam Altman. ...

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The hormones alpha-Klotho and beta-Klotho were named after one of three Greek “fates”: Clotho, a goddess who lays out the thread of life, the length of which is determined by her two sisters. They’re often called “anti-aging” hormones because of their reputed role in regulating metabolism and longevity. ...

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January 11, 2018 Today, Insilico Medicine, Inc., a Baltimore-based company specializing in the application of artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development and aging research, announced a publication of a research paper titled "Population-specific biomarkers of human aging: a big data study using South Korean, Canadian and Eastern-European patient populations" in The Journal of Gerontology. In the paper, the authors present a novel deep-learning based hematological human aging clock, a biomarker that predicts the biological age of individual patients. ...

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One of the many reasons why I love working in beauty? In addition to being fun and ever-evolving, the industry is backed by science. ...

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AMANDA Barrie left Celebrity Big Brother fans completely gobsmacked last night as she made her incredibly glamorous entrance into the house. Taking to Twitter in their droves, viewers couldn’t quite believe the legendary actress is 82 and begged to know the secret behind her youthful appearance. ...

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