Can cell ageing be stopped?
“Social contacts are a buffer against constraints”
A European research consortium is exploring the roots of social isolation and loneliness among the elderly. Keeping gender aspects in mind, use of long-term data and country comparisons will for the first time provide a more accurate picture of social exclusion in old age and reveal its impact on society. Continue reading ““Social contacts are a buffer against constraints””
Turning back the clock in your cells
In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research team from the Medical University of Innsbruck was able to demonstrate that weight-loss surgery has a rejuvenating impact on the cells of the body. Continue reading “Turning back the clock in your cells”
Fatty acids play a role in torpor
The duration of the periods for which animals hibernate in winter is affected by the quantity of unsaturated fatty acids that they absorb from their food. How animals react to an excess – or a lack – of unsaturated fatty acids is now being studied in an Austrian Science Fund FWF project. Continue reading “Fatty acids play a role in torpor”