Aging Research Headlines
The Latest Healthspan Q & A with Dr. Clifford Rosen Is Now Available
Clifford J. Rosen, M.D., is a senior scientist and director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. In our latest edition of the Healthspan Expert Q & A, we talk with him about osteoporosis, aging, and his love of running. Read the full Q & A here.
Compound Used to Detect Alzheimer's Plaques Found to Extend Lifespan in Animal Models
Researchers say Thioflavin T, which is used to detect amyloid plaques, extended the lifespan of animal models. The study involved thousands of roundworms similar in molecular form, function, and genetics to humans. The researchers hope their findings can provide better insight on how to increase the quality of life. Learn more about the study here.
New Research Suggests High-Intensity Exercise May Reverse Effects of Aging
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say high-intensity aerobic training may be key to reversing the effects of aging. The study found that high-intensity training improved the muscles' protein content, boosted "energetic functions" and enhanced the cells' ability to make new proteins. Learn more about the study here.
Discovery of Protein May Help Researchers Find Treatments for Aging
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London found that a protein called integrin beta 3 holds a previously unknown role. During the study, researchers discovered that senescent cells communicate through integrin beta 3. "This is the first time that integrin beta 3 has been identified in the context of senescence and aging, and could be in the future a therapeutic target during early carcinogenesis and aging," said lead researcher Dr. Ana O'Loghlen. Learn more about the research here.
Researchers Look to Determine Link Between Stress and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
In a study published in Optometry and Vision Science, a stress rating scale may be useful in finding the link between stress and vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). "Because AMD is an inflammatory disease, we are studying the link between inflammation, stress, and AMD treatment outcomes," said Dr. Bradley E. Dougherty of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Learn more about the study here.
National Institute on Aging Butler-Williams Scholars Program is Accepting Applications for Introduction to Aging Research, March 24, 2017
The 2017 Butler-Williams Scholars Program is accepting emerging researchers for its intensive introduction to aging research.
The program includes lectures, seminars, and discussions in aging research, including issues relevant to aging of ethnic and racial minorities. The lectures will cover topics in research on aging, including: the biology of aging; genetics and Alzheimer's disease; and health, behavior, and aging. Discussions will cover methodological approaches and interventions. The program will also provide consultation on the development of research interests and advice on preparing and submitted grants to NIA.
To learn more about the application process, go here.
The Cognitive Aging Summit Aging III, Bethesda, MD, April 6-7, 2017
The Cognitive Aging Summit will bring together experts from a variety of fields to discuss the latest advances in age-related brain and cognitive changes, with a focus on resilience and reserve. The summit will build upon findings from previous Cognitive Aging Summits.
To learn more about the summit and to register, go here.