Cologne Summer School: ”From basic mechanisms to translational aging research

In Cologne, from 30th of September till 4th of October 2024 a summer school for international bachelor and master students is being organized by stat-of-the-art aging researchers from several institutes in Cologne. International & national Bachelor and Master students from the field of Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine and other related Life Science disciplines are invited to participate in the Cologne Summer School 2024 “From basic mechanisms to translational aging research”. In total up to 25 [...]

May 13th, 2024|

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Meeting DuSRA October 14 & 15 2024, Wageningen

Dear DuSRA members, Please SAVE THE DATA of the Annual DuSRA Meeting!!!! This year we will meet in Wageningen on October 14 and 15. Yes, an overnight program this year! Registration, program and venue details are soon to follow. We hope to see you in October in Wageningen!

May 13th, 2024|

Reduced expression of C/EBPβ-LIP extends health and lifespan in mice

E life Sciences| 30 april 2018 Abstract Ageing is associated with physical decline and the development of age-related diseases such as metabolic disorders and cancer. Few conditions are known that attenuate the adverse effects of ageing, including calorie restriction (CR) and reduced signalling through the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway. Synthesis of the metabolic transcription factor C/EBPβ-LIP is stimulated by mTORC1, which critically depends on a short upstream open reading frame [...]

May 13th, 2024|

Worms may hold the secret to longer life

Horizon - The EU Research & Innovation Magazine 5 juli 2018 The regenerative abilities of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano serve as a model for how humans might regenerate tissues. Image credit - Flickr/ Lukas Schärer, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Research into the remarkable regenerative powers of worms and the insights they can give into battling diseases could help humans live longer and healthier lives. Humans have long dreamed of finding the secret to [...]

May 13th, 2024|

Langlevendheid is vooral erfelijk in extreem langlevende families

Persbericht LUMC - 7 januari 2019 Een lang leven is erfelijk, maar dat geldt primair voor personen uit families waarvan meerdere leden behoren tot de top tien procent overlevers van hun generatie. In de genen van deze families ligt waarschijnlijk de sleutel tot een lang leven. Dat schrijven onderzoekers van het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum samen met Amerikaanse en Nijmeegse collega’s in Nature Communications. De onderzoekers kwamen tot hun conclusies na het bestuderen van [...]

May 13th, 2024|

Depressive symptoms and plasma markers of Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegeneration: a coordinated meta-analysis of 8 cohort studies

The Netherlands Consortium of Dementia Cohorts has performed a meta-analysis with 8 cohort studies to investigate the associations between depressive symptoms later in life and plasma markers for Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegeneration. The Leiden Longevity Study was one of the participating cohorts. The results are published in “The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry” The current study aimed to assess if late-life depressive symptoms were associated with plasma amyloid-beta42/40, p-tau181, neurofilament light, or glial fibrillary [...]

March 18th, 2024|

Healthful plant-based diet associates with greater well-being in older adults

A shift towards a more plant-based diet is promoted as healthy as well as sustainable. Whether this also applies to older adults is however less clear: On one hand plant-based diets may lead to energy deficits among vulnerable older adults and therefore negatively impact well-being. On the other hand, plant-based diets have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, suggesting they could be beneficial to older adults, often prone to chronic inflammation. We just published [...]

February 19th, 2024|

Scientific meeting: Modifying Cardio-vascular Ageing: from old cells to elderly patients

Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of death in the industrial nations especially in the elderly. Therefore, it is of scientific interest which part of the complete risk for cardiovascular diseases is based on cellular ageing in comparison with normal risk factors like smoking or hypercholesterolemia. Thus, it is important to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of ageing. With this knowledge, interventions can be developed to modify the aging process and thereby postpone [...]

August 9th, 2023|


We are happy to announce the G-JAM international meeting on aging, which will be held at in Groningen, the Netherlands, from 28-30 September 2023. Free slots are available for talks selected form the abstract submissions. Deadline for submission of abstracts is July 15. Please forward this email to anyone in your group or network that may be interested to join the meeting. For more information about the program and registration please follow the link [...]

July 6th, 2023|

Announcement annual meeting of The Dutch Society for Research on Ageing (DuSRA), 2023

Dear all, We are pleased to announce the annual meeting of The Dutch Society for Research on Ageing (DuSRA) that will take place from 15 June till 16 June 2023 at the University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands. Confirmed keynote speakers are: - Mihai Netea (Radboud UMC, Nijmegen), - Collin Ewald (ETH Zürich), and - Ron Jachimowicz, (MPI Biology of Aging, Cologne). To try to improve structural support for aging research in the Netherlands [...]

May 11th, 2023|
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