Blood-based biomarkers help to estimate vulnerability of the elderly

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 [...]

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Abstract The Dutch Society of Research on Ageing (DuSRA) promotes synergy between fundamental and clinical research. DuSRA aims to acquire more knowledge regarding the causes and effects of ageing and its in animals and humans, to acquire more knowledge regarding the socio-biological and clinical problems that exist with ageing populations, and to offer a [...]

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Longevity mainly ascribed to an extremely long-lived mother

For many years, scientists in Leiden have been monitoring 421 exceptional families with several members who have lived way beyond the age of 90. A new analysis of these extremely long-lived persons, their siblings, and parents now shows that longevity in these families is passed on mainly through the mother. The researchers present their [...]

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The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still Bear Scars

By Carl Zimmer Jan. 31, 2018 In September 1944, trains in the Netherlands ground to a halt. Dutch railway workers were hoping that a strike could stop the transport of Nazi troops, helping the advancing Allied forces. But the Allied campaign failed, and the Nazis punished the Netherlands by blocking food supplies, plunging much [...]

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