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Researchers receive grant to help develop stem cell therapy for glaucoma

Researchers receive grant to help develop stem cell therapy for glaucoma

Researchers from the University's Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease have been awarded a pump-priming grant to help develop a stem cell therapy for glaucoma. [More]
Some people may have youthful DNA despite old age, study shows

Some people may have youthful DNA despite old age, study shows

The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time. With the passing of years, the regulation of the DNA gradually gets disrupted, which is an important cause of ageing. [More]
Color-deficiency or color-blindness?

Color-deficiency or color-blindness?

Color blindness could be considered a bit of a misleading term, because there are very few people who can't see color at all. Most people have what we call color deficiency or color confusion, which means that they're not blind to color; they just see a reduced number of colors. [More]
Urine sample collection: is it easy Peezy?

Urine sample collection: is it easy Peezy?

As Dr Dawn Harper, GP and star of Embarrassing Bodies, stated at the Forte Medical Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine today: current urine sample collection pots were “clearly designed by men for men”. [More]
International conference on longevity to be held in Brussels for 3 days

International conference on longevity to be held in Brussels for 3 days

The Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing is an international event that provides a unique opportunity for researchers, government officials, biotech executives, entrepreneurs, and non-governmental institutions from around the world to meet, network, and forge new scientific collaborations. [More]
Twin study looks at genetic influences on key structures of the human brain

Twin study looks at genetic influences on key structures of the human brain

An internationally significant study of healthy twins, 65 years of age or older, has unlocked important clues about how genes influence the development of key grey matter structures, paving the way for a genetic blueprint of the human brain. [More]

HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016 addresses challenges of ageing population

As more and more countries in Asia and the Pacific face rapidly ageing populations, understanding and strategically preparing for these shifting demographics and their significant socio-economic implications is a top priority for governments across the region than ever. [More]
Research findings pave way to better tailored treatment for oesophageal cancer

Research findings pave way to better tailored treatment for oesophageal cancer

Scientists have discovered that oesophageal cancer can be classified into three different subtypes, paving the way for testing targeted treatments tailored to patients' disease for the first time. [More]
Gut bacteria may play role in immune recovery of HIV patients

Gut bacteria may play role in immune recovery of HIV patients

An international study coordinated by Spanish research institutes has found that gut bacteria also play their role in the immune recovery of HIV patients. [More]
Increased food availability during active season slows cellular aging in animals

Increased food availability during active season slows cellular aging in animals

Hibernation has long been considered the secret behind the relatively long lifespan of the edible dormouse. [More]
Low birth weight can affect sporting ability and exercise levels in later life

Low birth weight can affect sporting ability and exercise levels in later life

Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life. [More]
Moderate physical activity reduces risk of acute cardiovascular event in older people

Moderate physical activity reduces risk of acute cardiovascular event in older people

Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50% reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2016 today. The 12 year study in nearly 2500 adults aged 65 to 74 years found that moderate physical activity reduced the risk of an acute cardiovascular event by more than 30%. High levels of physical activity led to greater risk reductions. [More]
Hitchhiking of drugs on incorrect targets can cause adverse side effects

Hitchhiking of drugs on incorrect targets can cause adverse side effects

It probably isn't surprising to read that pharmaceutical drugs don't always do what they're supposed to. Adverse side effects are a well-known phenomenon and something many of us will have experienced when taking medicines. [More]
Arab uprising linked to detrimental effects on health and life expectancy in several countries

Arab uprising linked to detrimental effects on health and life expectancy in several countries

The Arab uprising in 2010 and subsequent wars in the eastern Mediterranean region have had serious detrimental effects on the health and life expectancy of the people living in many of the 22 countries in the region, according to a major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), published in The Lancet Global Health journal. [More]
Neuropsychologist pinpoints risk factors for dementia

Neuropsychologist pinpoints risk factors for dementia

Dementia strikes one in 14 people in the UK over 65, and 47 million people worldwide.Yet scientists are still urgently trying to find why the disease affects some but not others. [More]
New research reveals vanity could play crucial role in protecting young women from harmful UV light

New research reveals vanity could play crucial role in protecting young women from harmful UV light

New research published in Cogent Psychology, examines the way sun safe messages are conveyed to young women, and reveals their vanity could play a vital role in protecting them from harmful UV light. [More]
Researchers discover gene linked to age-related hearing loss

Researchers discover gene linked to age-related hearing loss

A large screening programme has identified several genes associated with age-related conditions including hearing loss, retinal degeneration and osteoarthritis. [More]
New study assesses weekend effect in patients admitted for emergency general surgery

New study assesses weekend effect in patients admitted for emergency general surgery

Research has pointed to a 'weekend effect' in which patients admitted to the hospital on Saturdays or Sundays are more likely to die than those admitted on week days. [More]
RACP releases new Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations on appropriate use of medicines for older adults

RACP releases new Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations on appropriate use of medicines for older adults

The latest lists developed by specialties from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia initiative deliver a strong message on appropriate use of medicines for older Australians. [More]
Being overweight associated with reduced white matter volume

Being overweight associated with reduced white matter volume

From middle-age onwards, the brains of people who are obese or overweight exhibit differences in white matter similar to lean individuals who are 10 years their senior, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge. [More]
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