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Individuals in need of long-term care are heavily dependent on public transfer payments

14/04/2015 DIW Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

So-called “care households”—that is, households in which a person over the age of 60 and in need of long-term care resides—have similar household incomes to “non-care households,” in which no... more info

New resource for aging research: Genome of turquoise killifish publicly available as clone library

02/03/2015 FLI Leibniz Institute for Age Research - Fritz Lipmann Institute

The turquoise killifish (N. furzeri) has a lifespan between 3 and 10 months and is the shortest-lived vertebrate species that can be bred in captivity. Over... more info

New Leibniz ScienceCampus to boost age research in Jena

02/12/2014 LRA Healthy Ageing

Interdisciplinary project “Regenerative Aging” wins... more info

The Health Effects of Retirement

02/12/2014 DIW Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Retirement leads to changes in daily life that may affect health positively or negatively. Existing empirical evidence is inconclusive: While a few studies identify negative health effects, the... more info

Bowel cancer risk reduced by adopting multiple healthy behaviors

20/10/2014 DIfE German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam Rehbruecke

Adoption of a combination of five key healthy behaviors is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing bowel cancer. Researchers from the German Institute of Human... more info

Geben und nehmen: Politik und Wissenschaft stärken sich gegenseitig

29/09/2014 LIN Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology

Veranstaltung in Brüssel beleuchtet Perspektiven der Hirnforschung Der demografische Wandel ist ein vielbeschriebenes gesellschaftliches Phänomen, mit dem sich nicht nur Politiker beschäftigen. Auch...

Glucose substitution prolongs lifespan of old mice with short telomeres

22/09/2014 FLI LEibniz Institute for Age Research

Glucose is one of the basic components of our nutrition representing an important source of energy production for cells and tissues. Glucose-rich diets have been implemented to contribute to the... more info