Bill Gates has revealed plans to personally invest $100 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), with the hopes of finding new treatments.
35 years of twin research has enabled us to increase our insights into how the environment and our genes impact our health.
The science of ageing has made a lot of progress recently. Here are three examples of discoveries that might benefit people who are alive right now.
Researchers hypothesize that the newly-discovered mutations help re-hydrate the airways, discouraging bacterial build-up in the lungs.
A major study has found that people who are overweight cut their lifespan by 2 months for every extra kg they carry, and that education leads to a longer life.
A gene variant, associated with Alzheimer’s has been discovered that speeds up brain inflammation and kills brain cells, furthering tau tangles.
A team of scientists have recovered far older bone fragments than previously found two years ago, from the first ancient human genome in Africa.
A new technique could eventually help delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related diseases in humans.
The largest ever genomic study of osteoporosis has been completed and could help to develop screening programmes for earlier detection and preventative treatments
The unfolded protein response could be a cause, rather than a consequence, of metabolic disease.
Researchers healed bone fractures by attracting stem cells to the area and injecting a mix of microbubbles and DNA encoding a bone protein at the break.