My father, at 96, liked to dress himself for the day but he was very slow. “The body betrays, Laurie,” he said to me. I responded by reading to my father a passage from Thomas More’s Utopia, which I had been studying as part of preparing a previous column for Cosmos. “Thus old men are honoured with a particular respect, yet all the rest fare as well as they. ...

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Skin ageing is a natural process. However, it gets accelerated due to fast-paced lifestyles, imbalanced diet and exposure to harsh weather conditions. ...

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Overexpression of a protein that regulates calcium homeostasis in hippocampal neurons can safely and effectively reverse and prevent age-related memory impairments in rats while restoring altered gene expression, finds new research published in JNeurosci. Philip Landfield, John Gant, Eric Blalock and colleagues found that long-term and short-term treatment of aging rats that induces overexpression of FK506-Binding Protein 12.6/1b (FKBP1b) restored the expression of more than 800 genes affected by aging to levels comparable to those of young untreated rats, in addition to improving performance on a water maze task. ...

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A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury. The findings, published in Cell Stem Cell, have important implications for therapeutic strategies to regenerate skeletal muscle in response to the normal wear and tear of aging, or in cases of injury or muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy, medicalxpress.com wrote. ...

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The population of stem cells that supports muscle tissue is one of the better studied classes of such cell. Stem cells enable tissue maintenance and regeneration by delivering a supply of new daughter somatic cells that can multiple to make up losses, and through signaling that alters cell behavior. ...

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Science tells us that we tend to age just like our mothers. If they have sun spots and crow's feet, so will we. ...

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Researchers from the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Insilico Medicine, Life Extension and other institutions announce the publication of a landmark study in the journal Aging on the identification of natural mimetics of metformin and rapamycin. However, both compounds have known side effects and are regulated drugs for existing disease indications, factors that problematize their off-label use as healthspan extending drugs. ...

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C. elegans, a tiny 1mm long soil worm continues to lead major findings in aging research since the discovery of long living insulin like signaling mutants more than two decades ago. Recent study by Ritika Das and colleagues published in PLoS Genetics, identified precise mechanisms by which a protein kinase, a molecule that adds phosphate groups on other cellular molecules, named homeodomain protein kinase 1 (hpk-1) promotes longevity in the nematode by regulating two distinct processes. ...

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Ageing has been one of humanity greatest challenges since time immemorial. Although scientists have made significant developments in their anti-ageing research over the last few years, a concrete solution to this biological process of becoming older is yet to be discovered. ...

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Our body has a biological mechanism that constantly renews itself until a certain age at which point it starts to break down the healthy cells. This in turn causes ageing and leads to eventual death. ...

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