Updates (Page 57)

December 19, 2011

Drumroll please…

And the winner is…medical research? Just in time to avert a government shutdown, Congress passed a $1 trillion spending package on Friday. This bill will fund all of the government agencies through the end of the current fiscal year.
December 15, 2011

Moving Along the Guiderails with CER

In a time where health care spending is sky-rocketing, where will the public draw the line? Evidence from comparative effectiveness research (CER) is increasingly being used in health-care treatment decision-making around the globe, yet there is still a lot to be learned about how the public feels and where they think the lines should be drawn.
December 14, 2011

Breakthroughs in Understanding Diseases of Aging Earn Top Honors

This November, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) released its “Top Ten Medical Innovations” list for 2011, and five of those top ten show great promise for diseases of aging,
December 13, 2011

Taking a Closer Look at Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in people over the age of 65.
December 6, 2011

The Aging Brain

The Washington Post has an interesting graphic in the newspaper today on the effects of aging on the brain. 
December 1, 2011

100 over 100

The Archon Genomics X Prize Presented by medco® offers $10 million to the first team of researchers that can quickly and affordably sequence 100 genomes—of people at least 100 years old that is!
November 29, 2011

Rest in Peace, Dr. T. Franklin Williams

Those who care about increasing the good years of life through medical advances have lost another champion with the passing of Dr. T. Franklin Williams.
November 22, 2011

Thankful for More Years – And Hopeful for Better Ones

Americans are living longer than ever – and that’s something to be thankful for. As Time points out, our oldest population is getting older as well.
November 17, 2011

Forget the Finger Wagging: It’s Aging, Stupid

It was reported on the NBC Today Show that type 2 diabetes is on the rise worldwide – the number of adults suffering from the disease has doubled since 1980, and will double again by 2030. Why the uptick? Anchor Natalie Morales attributed the increase to “weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle.” There’s only one problem: It’s not true.
November 15, 2011

Age Reversal In Human Cells Points Way to Treatments

A story from the Agence France-Press wire service documents the strides being taken toward greater understanding of the aging process. The AFP highlighted a new technique out of France by which “cells from elderly donors can be rejuvenated as stem cells, erasing the ravages of age and showing that aging is reversible.”