Is old age a disease? Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], says a significant amount of scientific research indicates that aging is, indeed, a disease. “More important there are many who believe it is a disease with a cure.” Weber cites the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a well-known biomedical gerontologist. His focus is on extending life spans by intervening at the cellular level, repairing damaged cells and in turn extending life. ...

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Ageing: it’s largely your chromosomes’ fault. That’s what biologist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered when she started exploring the world of the invisible, threadlike cellular strands that carry our genetic code. ...

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resTORbio, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for the treatment of aging-related diseases, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed $40 million Series B financing round. The round was led by OrbiMed and included participation from Fidelity Management & Research Company, Rock Springs Capital, Quan Capital and Nest Bio. ...

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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. Metformin, a common type 2 diabetes drug, and rapamycin, a common anti-rejection drug, have both been shown to have substantial anti-aging and anti-cancer effects in a variety of model organisms. ...

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Since the dawn of medicine, aging has been doctors’ foremost challenge. Three unsuccessful approaches to conquering it have failed: treating components of age-related ill health as curable diseases, extrapolating from differences between species in the rate of aging, and emulating the life extension that famine elicits in short-lived species. ...

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The world's oldest living twin brothers toast with a glass of red wine in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, July 4, 2016. Resveratrol is found in wine. ...

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The report is equipped with the entire knowledge for the clients including the latest news and analysis of the United States Anti-aging Products Industry, as well as the new and upcoming trends, developments, and the competition. Orbis Research aims to bring the best research material to its esteemed and scholarly clients looking for a complete and detailed analysis of market reports. ...

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An ageing and dementia research centre in Swansea will continue until 2020 after securing £1.2m of new funding. The Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR), set up at Swansea University in April 2015, secured the money from the Welsh Government. ...

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One of the biggest goals and challenges of growing older is the ability to remain functional. Nearly 1 in 3 adults over age 65 reports difficulty walking three city blocks. ...

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In case you haven’t notice (JK you most definitely have), society has jumped pretty hardcore on the anti-aging bandwagon. And hey, I get it—most humans are inherently terrified of both change and mortality, so seeing your face dissolve into a bunch of lines, regardless of how beautiful and natural they are, can be a somewhat jarring experience, leaving much of the world searching for a magical, miracle “fix,” like plastic surgery, fillers, injectables, and now…DNA hacking. ...

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