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Premature Aging of Stem Cell Telomeres, Not Inflammation, Linked to Emphysema

Lung diseases like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis are common among people with malfunctioning telomeres, the “caps” or ends of chromosomes. Now, researchers ...

Clues to Aging From Long-Lived Lemurs

Jonas, the world’s oldest known dwarf lemur, died this January just months shy of his 30th birthday. Duke researchers are using lemurs ...

The economics of an ageing population

Dr Rebecca Valenzuela - Managing the balance between an economy's income and expenditure has always been a challenge for governments around the world. Throw demographic change into the mix, and we have serious cause for disquiet. ... Full story

Walking after meals could save older people from a fall

Going for a walk instead of resting after eating could help to save older people from some falls caused by a sudden loss in blood pressure, according to new research. ... Full story

Old age is getting younger

Today’s 75-year-olds are cognitively fitter and happier than the 75-year-olds of 20 years ago ... Full story

Vitamin D may help prevent and treat diseases associated with aging, Loyola study finds

Further research needed to address common issue in older adults ... Full story

First ‘Caregiver Hack’ Shines High-Tech Light on Caring for Elderly Loved Ones

Seven teams of students. Dozens of caregivers. A single mission: to develop an app for those caring for elderly loved ones to ease the burden, isolation, grief, guilt and fatigue of the job that never ends. ... Full story

New study links aging with increased trust and well-being

Getting older doesn't imply becoming cynical and misanthropic, according to research by UB associate psychology professor Michael Poulin and colleagues. ... Full story

Independent-minded baby boomers face limited housing options

They are in deep denial about what longevity means, UCLA Anderson panelist says ... Full story

Altering perception of feeding state may promote healthy aging

Boston, MA — Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food intake, suggests new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. ... Full story

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