Tag: "ageing" at biology news
Why is Scotland's population shrinking and ageing? - A new research initiative
...ography: migration, fertility and the impact of an ageing
population. Scotland's population is changing and ...an at present. Scotland's population is not only ageing
but is expected to age rapidly over the next few decades. The number of people aged 65 and older is ...
Unique genetic profile helps over-45s conceive naturally
...to later fertility would help understanding of the ageing
process, as well as enabling the development of be...en are generally not fertile after this age due to ageing
of the ovaries, so the scientists thought that there might be some special factor that was allowing ...
Hope for Alzheimer's blossoms
...e and the pharmaceutical industry, but also to the ageing
Smoking gun for Alzheimer's disease
...ts for the condition, which is increasing with the ageing
population. "We found that all of the brains of dementia patients showed quinolinic acid neurotoxicity," said Professor Bruce Brew, Director of Neurology at St Vincent's Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). ...
No single gene for ageing
...his topic was of great interest at the seminar for ageing
at the conference "Functional genomics and disease...ms such as round worms and in humans." Studies of ageing
also give insight into the causes of cancer, because cancer and ageing
have the same background caus...
Study in Royal Society journal on possiblity of human organ regeneration
...HEFFIELD, S10 2TN Adaptive male effects on female ageing
in bean weevils by Dr A Maklakov, Ms N Kremer and ...sor G Arnqvist (rspb.2005.3240) The phenomenon of ageing
has always absorbed both scientists and general public, yet many factors that contribute to ageing
Researcher finds new use for botox
...ssion, which is becoming a national problem due to ageing
and stress of the Australian population. "Furthermore this work will be important for reinforcing Australia's role at the forefront of neurobiology and signalling research." Dr Meunier, whose PhD thesis at Paris University concentrated on nerve cel...
New research could help us deliver genes for new bone formation
... to a new approach to tissue engineering. With the ageing
populations of Western countries it holds the pote...chnologies to help meet the healthcare needs of an ageing
population. Although research such as this is currently a number of years from being available to pa...
ECCO 13 - One voice, one vision needed to overcome cancer in Europe
...ach European nation faces the same challenges - an ageing
population and the development of new healthcare technologies, with the subsequent increase in costs. All countries have to maintain a financially sustainable healthcare system whilst responding to the rising expectations of patients. To do this all ...
Poll reveals half British public support nuclear future
... will consider whether the UK needs to replace its ageing
nuclear power stations as one contribution towards achieving its climate change objectives. Professor Nick Pidgeon, who led the survey research team, explained that "the government has already recognised the need to take public acceptability into acc...
Unique equine cataract surgery offered on routine basis
...acts develop because of hereditary, congenital and ageing
factors and as a consequence of injury or ophthalmic disease. The latter causes are largely unsuitable for the treatment because previously attempted procedures carried a high complication rate. To achieve the best results, the surgeons borrowed ...
Researchers discover a new genetic cause of Alzheimer's disease
...genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease in the ageing
process. Prospects for tests and treatments These new findings lead to a new understanding: namely, that the quantity of the amyloid precursor protein, and thus of the amyloid protein, in brain cells contributes significantly to the risk of contra...
Worm links cancer risk to ageing
...rnal Science open up a new avenue of inquiry into ageing
as a risk factor for cancer. "We have discovered t...ns opens a new way to study the connection between ageing
and cancer." Scientists have long known that, statistically, ageing
is a huge factor for cancer but ...
Worms hold clue to link between cancer and ageing in humans
...or at the Buck Institute, explained: "We know that ageing
is a huge risk factor in cancer, and although we k...a of inquiry into a possible cellular link between ageing
and cancer. We are now concentrating on trying to identify additional tumour suppressor genes that i...
Scientists identify protein with a crucial role in cell death
... important step toward a good understanding of the ageing
processes and of diseases like Parkinson's disease...cells, a phenomenon that also occurs in the normal ageing
process. This result spurred the researchers on to find out the function of PARL. Controlled cel...
The Euroscience Open Forum 2006 opens its doors to scientists and the public
...y, new methods in natural disaster prevention, and ageing
as a socio-economic challenge are some of the topics presented and discussed at ESOF2006. Over 30 research facilities, industry partners, foundations and science organisations selected the ESOF2006 Exhibition as a platform for interactive dialogue...
There's much more to bees than honey
...dy of the role of telomerase in the very different ageing
of the three bee castes....
Europe's leading life science researchers are to convene for the first annual EuroBioForum
...tremes of temperature, radiation and pressure, and ageing
is reduced or eliminated. There is, therefore, considerable scope for the industrial application of the desiccation process. And in an effort to better understand the effects of the thousands of chemicals we are exposed to everyday in today's world,...
Vaccination with embryonic stem cells prevents lung cancer in mice
...ne would be a big victory). We may also vaccinate ageing
rodents, the majority of which develop endocrine tumours in old age. "In terms of human testing, if all goes well, then I think this vaccination might best be tested in women at high (genetic) risk of breast cancer, in people with high (genetic) ri...
Study shows cats can succumb to feline Alzheimer's disease
...red protein is crucial to our understanding of the ageing
process in cats. We've known for a long time that cats develop dementia, but this study tells us that the cat's neural system is being compromised in a similar fashion to that we see in human Alzheimer's sufferers. The gritty plaques had only hinted ...