CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – It’s tough to find anyone who doesn’t have at least a few complaints about getting older. “Getting out of bed, it sounds like a rock band, ‘crack, snap, crackle,” explained Sean McGoff of Quincy while he was walking his dog this week on Castle Island. The man who just might have the answer Sean’s complaints is Professor David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School. ...

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Noted researcher Gordon Lithgow is here interviewed on the future of the aging research field. The focus is on academic funding, career, and whether or not current mainstream efforts to slow aging via alteration of the operation of metabolism in order to slow damage are the right way to go. ...

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Cell-based solution Providing a cellular-based approach for treating hair loss, RepliCel currently has three project developments that centre on applying cell therapy technology to offer skin rejuvenation, tendon regeneration and hair growth solutions. At present, RepliCel is working in partnership with Japanese personal care player, Shiseido, to develop a product for hair loss. ...

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The area framing the eyes, the periorbital area, is one of the most expressive and important facial areas.1 It is the first facial area on which another rests their gaze when meeting someone for the first time. The periorbital area is also among the first on the body to show the signs of aging (see Eye Area Anatomy).2 Skin here is thinner than other areas of the body, and blood vessels are near the surface. ...

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA --(Marketwired - May 15, 2017) - SENS Research Foundation (SRF) has launched a new research program focused on somatic gene therapy in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Brian Kennedy, PhD, a leading expert on the biology of aging, will be running the project in his lab at the Buck. ...

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An Israeli research team at Bar-Ilan University have developed a breakthrough technology that fighting wrinkles and sagging skin that allows molecules of hyaluronic acid polymers to applied as cream instead of needing to be injected into the skin. The skin, which plays a significant role in protecting our organs, is impenetrable. ...

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As our brain ages, our cognitive abilities naturally decrease and it becomes more difficult to learn new things or devote attention to several things at the same time. Researchers have long been looking for ways to slow down or even reverse this process. ...

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Emma Morano, 117, who was declared the world’s oldest living person by the Guinness World Records, died last month in Verbania, Italy. While the right diet cannot be ruled out as one of her secrets to longer life, experts say genetics might have played an important role too. ...

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Gerontology is an integrative study of aging which comprises the biological, psychological, sociological, and economical aspects of aging. It involves the study of aging from the individual as well as from the societal perspective. ...

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While medical marijuana has been promoted as a treatment for a variety of ailments, finding anyone who promotes it as a memory boost is rare. Yet a German-Israeli team of researchers has just published a paper suggesting that at least in aging mice, marijuana does just that. ...

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