Universiteit van Nederland - De generatie die NU geboren wordt, heeft een grote kans hun 100-jarige verjaardag te kunnen vieren. Dan is het wel zo handig om die jaren zo vitaal mogelijk door te komen. David van Bodegom vertelt je in dit college wat we hiervoor kunnen leren van Ghanezen!
Background Ageing research now seems to exist of two different disciplines: (1) slowing down / preventing ageing, and (2) improving quality of life of aged people. Sometimes, this leads to conflicting messages. For instance, to slow down ageing one can argue that lowering protein intake is an effective strategy, while this strategy would hamper [...]
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Meeting on the Molecular Biology of Ageing that will take place from Thursday afternoon till Saturday Evening, October 10-12, 2019, in Groningen, The Netherlands. We cordially invite you to attend the meeting on the Molecular Biology of Ageing and submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. This [...]
Human longevity is heritable, but genome-wide association (GWA) studies have had limited success. Here, we perform two meta-analyses of GWA studies of a rigorous longevity phenotype definition including 11,262/3484 cases surviving at or beyond the age corresponding to the 90th/99th survival percentile, respectively, and 25,483 controls whose age at death or at last contact [...]
The program will be available at the end of September!
LUMC | August 20 - 2019 | PRESSRELEASE Researchers on ageing led by Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have identified a combination of biomarkers in the blood which could help estimate the vulnerability of elderly people consistently across five European countries, equally in men and women of all ages above 60 years. The scientists [...]
Getting older is a process that is different from person to person, it incurs physical wear and tear. Over the past few years scientific research has shown that not all decline is inevitable. We can increasingly manipulate the signs of ageing and that is why a large team of doctors, biologists, diet experts and [...]
Save the Date: Healthy Ageing: From molecules to organisms - 27-29 May 2020 Applications for our 2020 Healthy Ageing conference will be opening soon. In the meantime, you can sign up here to register your interest in this meeting. Ageing can lead to declining health and function, and it is the major risk [...]
In samenwerking met de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Gerontologie: Kennisnetwerk Ouder Worden en Samenleving wordt op 01-11-2019 het 15e Nationaal Gerontologiecongres georganiseerd. SAMEN WORDEN WE OUDER Op vrijdag 1 november 2019 wordt voor de 15e keer het Nationaal Gerontologiecongres georganiseerd. Het 2-jaarlijkse Nationaal Gerontologiecongres is dé ontmoetingsplek voor iedereen die veroudering en de gezondheid en [...]
In Europe and around the world, people are living longer than ever before. This is one of the greatest achievements of the past century, but it also brings challenges for European societies and the EU as a whole. We must adjust to an ageing and shrinking workforce, and find financially viable ways to deliver [...]