Grand Challenge encourages innovation in aging

The National Academy of Medicine is mounting a Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge that seeks to boost innovation on healthier aging.

Alvin Powell | Nov. 20, 2019 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: health-medicine aging alvin-powell harvard-medical-school healthy-longevity-global-grand-challenge hebrew-senior-life national-academy-of-medicine sharon-inouye

Ultra-soft underwater grippers reach next level of perfection

To study jellyfish and other fragile marine life without damaging them, researchers developed ultra-soft underwater grippers that catch and release jellyfish without harm.

Lindsay Brownell | Aug. 28, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology anti-aging baruch-college cuny harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering jellyfish nina-sinatra seas wyss-institutes-bioinspired-soft-robotics-platform

Harvard study: Artificial neural networks could be used to provide insight into biological systems

Martin Haesemeyer set out to build an artificial neural network that worked differently than fish’s brains, but what he got was a system that almost perfectly mimicked the zebrafish — and that could be a powerful tool for understanding biology.

Peter Reuell | Aug. 27, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology artificial-neural-network biological-neural-network biology deep-learning faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas haesemeyer harvard heat heat-gradient learning-algorithm martin-haesemeyer neural-network neuron peter-reuell reuell whole-brain-imaging zebrafish

Harvard symposium examines the science of longevity

A two-day symposium organized by Professor of Medicine Steven Grinspoon of Harvard Medical School examined the scientific, nutritional, and health-related aspects of aging.

Brett Milano | July 12, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine albert-einstein-college-of-medicine brett-milano genes harvard-medical-school jan-vijg longevity longwood-medical-center nir-barzilai nutrition-and-obesity-symposium-on-longevity-and-aging s-jay-olshansky steven-greenspoon university-of-chicago

Harvard research shows energy use climbs with age and temperature

Two global trends — the aging of the world’s population and the warming of its atmosphere — are set to collide in the decades to come, new work by an MGH and HMS researcher shows.

Alvin Powell | June 6, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine aging alvin-powell climate-change energy-use harvard-medical-school hossein-estiri massachusetts-general-hospital

Men who eat a healthy diet cut risk of physical impairment by 25 percent

A new study shows that older men who maintain healthier diets are 25 percent less likely to develop physical impairment with aging.

Haley Bridger | April 9, 2019 | harvard
~4 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alternate-healthy-eating-index-2010 health-and-aging health-professionals-follow-up-study heathy-diet older-men physical-impairment the-journal-of-nutrition

Anti-aging research: ‘Prime time for an impact on the globe’

Research into extending humanity’s healthy lifespan has been progressing rapidly in recent years. In February, a group of aging and longevity scientists founded a nonprofit to foster the work and serve as a resource for governments and businesses looking to understand the potentially far-reaching implications of a population that lives significantly longer, healthier lives.

Alvin Powell | March 8, 2019 | harvard
~15 mins   

Tags: health-medicine academy-for-health-and-lifespan-research aging alvin-powell alzheimers-disease cancer david-sinclair diseases-of-aging longevity

Symposium brings spheres together to lend insights to action for elderly

A half-day conference at Harvard Business School examined the growing promise of research on aging and the potential of now-experimental interventions to one day ease the burdens of infirmity.

Alvin Powell | Feb. 6, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: health-medicine aging alvin-powell caremore-health george-church harvard-business-school harvard-medical-school harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health national-institute-on-aging office-of-technology-development richard-hodes sachin-jain

New technique enables subcellular imaging of brain tissue 1,000X faster than other methods

Combining two recently developed technologies — expansion microscopy and lattice light-sheet microscopy — researchers have developed a method that yields high-resolution visualizations of large volumes of brain tissue, at speeds roughly 1,000 times faster than other methods.

Kevin Jiang | Jan. 22, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: science-technology brain brain-tissue engineering harvard-medical-school high-resolution-visualizations howard-hughes-medical-institute imaging janelia-research-campus microscopy mit neuronal-networks neurons

New technique enables subcellular imaging of brain tissue 1,000X faster than other methods

Combining two recently developed technologies — expansion microscopy and lattice light-sheet microscopy — researchers have developed a method that yields high-resolution visualizations of large volumes of brain tissue, at speeds roughly 1,000 times faster than other methods.

Kevin Jiang | Jan. 22, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: science-technology brain brain-tissue engineering harvard-medical-school high-resolution-visualizations howard-hughes-medical-institute imaging janelia-research-campus microscopy mit neuronal-networks neurons

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