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A happy, healthy older man

Ageing and Bioscience at the Babraham Institute

... were brought together recently for conference on Ageing and Bioscience, hosted by the Babraham Institute just ... Partridge and I'm Director of the Institute of Healthy Ageing at UCL.  A very practical problem, I think, is the ... healthy as they get older.  The economic impact of the ageing population on health services is just becoming ...

Does your DNA impact your lifespan?

Do we know which parts of our DNA relate to our ageing, and how much of an effect it has? Georgia Mills spoke ... than for the rest of us. Joao - I became interested in ageing when I was a child. I was quite young and I first ... the internet so I wasn’t even aware that you could study ageing, but I was aware of the biomedical research. I knew we ...

Harvesting bone marrow

Would self bone marrow transplants reverse aging?

... Professor Tom Kirkwood at Newcastle University... Tom - Ageing is complicated. We know that the underlying reason ... membranes that make up the cells. So basically, the ageing process is driven by things going wrong, cells become ... the body do themselves experience some form of intrinsic ageing. So, in theory, one might think that a good way to ...

The effects of old age on the human face. Portrait of Elisabetha Drum of Kittsee, Austria. Created by Michael Ströck

How old are you really?

... The team, from Duke University, also measured the 'pace of ageing' in the study group. This was calculated using the ... of those lines to produce an estimate for the pace of ageing. Most participants were found to be ageing at the expected rate of around 1 biological year per ...

Elderly man holding a watch

Does gravity affect how the body ages?

... of white blood cells). So actually there is an advanced ageing effect owing to radiation exposure which outpaces the ... to a massive gravity your time does slow down but does the ageing slow as well? And if yes, how? Let me rephrase my ... possible that MR. Smith's body has slowed it's "natural" ageing process while on this trip? Do we have some internal ...

Bowhead Whale

Why whales live so long

... catch! Whales have probably evolved these natural anti-ageing mechanisms to compensate for their relatively slow ... to use some of the same approaches to alter disease and ageing processes in humans too. To start the ball rolling, ... this and other species. Bowhead whales have evolved anti-ageing DNA-repair systems to outlive almost all other animals ...

Dolly the Sheep with her first born lamb, called Bonnie.

Mythconception: Did Dolly the sheep have arthritis?

... raised about the possible link between cloning and early ageing – and many people became convinced that Dolly’s ... and her lung cancer was caused by a virus – not by early ageing. Having said this, the jury is still out on whether or not there is a link between cloning and early ageing. The DNA of a clone will be older than the DNA of a ...

Elephants

Does stress affect elephant fertility?

... births enabled the scientists to study the influence of ageing and stress on the animals' fertility. According to ... The factors that contribute to differences in reproductive ageing in long-lived species are becoming more and more ...

Does epigenetics dictate our preferences?

... - Yeah, so epigenetics is a very important factor in ageing and that's something that's become more and more clear ...