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New drug could combat the aging process

People get older, their bodies age and there’s not much that can be done to prevent this, right? Perhaps there is something. Researchers have been looking at Fisetin, which is a naturally-occurring chemical with potential anti-aging benefits.

Baby boom for some nations, bust for others: study

Paris - Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren't producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released Friday.

Robot tells MPs how AI can transform elderly care

London - British parliamentarians recently questioned a robot named Pepper about matters relating to automation and artificial intelligence. One line of questioning was about elderly care, and the robot demonstrated how AI can make a difference.

Big deal for AI-powered longevity biotechnology

New technologies, backed by investors seeing market growth, are paving the way for new biotechnology research into age related diseases. These diseases can be tackled by reducing the signs and symptoms of aging. One example is a new startup, called Napa.

Researchers reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles

Birmingham - Scientists have successfully reversed aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss, albeit it only in a mouse model (so far). Later steps will involve trials involving human subjects.

New research into regenerative stem cell therapies: Q&A Special

Dr. Joshua Hare is leading research into development of regenerative stem cell therapies for aging-related diseases — including Alzheimer’s — to improve quality of life. He shares with Digital Journal his current research.

Is aging a disease that can be cured? Special

New York - The oldest person that we know of lived to be 122 years old. Is that the limit? Is aging a disease that can be conquered and reversed? Scientists think it may be possible – and sooner than we think.

Dutch scientists say human lifespan has limits

Den Haag - Dutch researchers claimed Thursday to have discovered the maximum age "ceiling" for human lifespan, despite growing life expectancy because of better nutrition, living conditions and medical care.

Can artificial intelligence aid human age-reversal?

Combating the human aging process, either for health reasons or reasons more attuned to simply living for longer, has occupied considerable amounts of scientific inquiry. The solution to combating cell aging may lie with artificial intelligence.

Social impact of digital inequality revealed

The digital age is making life easier for many, especially in terms of accessing and exchanging information. Digital literacy is especially important for accessing health services and government portals. But what about those left behind?

Digital transformation and the aging workforce

Digital transformation is seen as a key business goal for many organizations. The transitioning of services to a cloud and other ventures may seem second nature to younger employees; for older workers, it's a different matter.

Genetics reveals some of the secrets for long life expectancy

Crete - Researchers have been keenly studying the populace of isolated Greek village, called Mylopotamos, in order to understand the ‘genetic secrets’ that appear to confer protection against heart disease.

Essential Science: Methylene Blue as an anti-aging treatment

Aging is inevitable for living organisms and part of the course of life. With modern medicine life expectancy can be extended and there are various ‘tricks’ to give the appearance of not aging. But is true slowing down of aging possible?

Cannabis reverses brain aging process in new study

Bonn - The new study relates to an animal model. Here scientists have restored the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage. The leading question is: could this effect also be seen with people?

Climate-related bridge collapses — We're underestimating the risk

Repairing or replacing the nation's crumbling bridges is just one part of President Trump's $1.0 trillion budget proposal to update U.S. infrastructure. However, our current means of assessing their vulnerability may need to be updated.

$12 billion startup wants to cure baldness, smooth out wrinkles

The San Diego-based company has attracted $300 million in funding and a heady valuation thanks to a pipeline of what could be revolutionary treatments to regenerate hair, skin, bones, and joints.

Increased rates of exercise correlate with reduced risk of death

Many people struggle to meet health recommendations for daily exercise. Some, instead, manage intensive weekend bursts. This may also have benefits, according to a new study.

New link between reduced calories and life expectancy

The association between a lower calorie intake and a longer life expectancy has been the subject of research for several years, with data supporting and disproving the link. A new study reports in favor, based on an animal model.

Mediterranean diet beneficially affects brain volume

New research indicates that the Mediterranean diet leads to a positive impact on brain health. This is based upon brain volume being maintained at a higher rate.

Studying a person’s blood says how old they are

Scientists have found a way to accurately determine how old a person is biologically from studying some newly identified biomarkers in the blood. This represents a step forward in estimating age and this will lead to medical benefits.

Scientists think it's possible to reverse the aging process

The fountain of youth may be a myth but a gene called Nanog might lead to the same effect. A new research breakthrough could bring with it treatments for conditions like atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.

HIV causes premature ageing by 5 years

New research into the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has discovered that an infection with the virus causes a person to prematurely age. The total effect is that ageing accelerates by around five years.

'Super-agers' study may reveal secrets to staying young

Miami - Mary Helen Abbott, 77, paints her lips bright pink, still smokes the occasional cigarette, keeps up on all the gossip at the retirement home and wears a short skirt to fitness class.She giggles as the aerobics instructor shouts -- "Swagger!

Flavonoids could help with healthy ageing in women

Higher intake of flavonoids during midlife is associated with greater likelihood of health and well-being in people surviving to older ages, according to a new study.

Genetic breakthrough may halt and even reverse the aging process

Scientists researching a premature aging illness may have discovered the genetic process, which makes us grow old. They hope it could lead to treatments which will cure diseases, stop the aging process, and even reverse it.

Women not living as long as before

London - Statistics from the U.K. show a drop in life expectancy for elderly females. This could be connected to cutbacks in care and changes to the lifestyle habits of baby boomers.

How we think we eat affects how we age, says new study

A new study suggests that focusing on aspects of the central nervous system related to ‘sensing’ the energy generated by nutrients could help to slowdown the aging process.

Can chocolate improve memory?

New York - In a new study, chocolate was found to improve the memory of people aged between aged 50 to 69. Sounds good? The only catch is that you would need to consume an excessive amount of chocolate to achieve the memory feat.

Satisfaction with life goes up with age in some nations

Seniors, above the age of 65, who live in English-speaking countries report the most satisfaction with their lives. But those in other countries around the world grow increasingly less satisfied as they age.

Study: Drinking sugar-sweetened sodas could make you age faster

San Francisco - A new research study has found that people who reported regular daily consumption of 20 ounces of sugar-sweetened soda have an increased rate of DNA ageing and that the ageing effect of consuming sugary sodas was comparable to the effect of smoking.
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