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As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.

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A UNSW researcher explores the biology of infertility, and explains how a recent study in mice contributes to our understanding of reproductive ageing, with the aim of improving IVF success rates in humans.

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Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.

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Scientia Professor and UNSW SHARP Hire Kaarin Anstey believes involving people with diverse perspectives can lead to breakthroughs in ageing research, and that teamwork is crucial.  

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Home modifications can help delay institutional care, creating benefits for the individual, the taxpayer and the healthcare system.

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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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