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With dementia on the rise, a new report calls for greater awareness of modifiable lifestyle factors that increase risk of the condition, including diabetes, physical inactivity and mid-life obesity and high blood pressure.

 

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The ingredients you perceive as important to a good retirement can vary significantly depending on where you are from.

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Researchers from UNSW and Harvard have identified that replacing two naturally occurring molecules can reverse the ageing process of blood vessels in mice, boosting the animals' physical endurance.

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A $3.2 million grant will allow UNSW researchers to broaden their international research collaboration to determine common factors of cognitive decline and dementia.

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Ageist assumptions about sex and sexuality will be challenged at a UNSW seminar that will highlight findings from the most comprehensive study of Australians aged 60 and over. 

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Three CEPAR researchers have been awarded A$50,000 to conduct an online survey looking at Chinese preferences for long-term aged care and how it will be paid.  

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A potential anti-ageing drug is likely to be more effective at maintaining health than extending lifespan, writes Lindsay Wu.

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UNSW and Harvard researchers have identified a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA – and it could mean big things for the future of anti-ageing drugs, childhood cancer survivors and even astronauts.

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Headlines screaming that aged cheese could be an aid to better ageing were based on a paper that didn't test the effects of cheese on ageing, writes Clare Collins.

David Sinclair

Science has traditionally tried to fight disease as the key to longer life. But what if the solution is to target the body’s ageing process itself?

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