Tag Aging

Plan tests ancient Chinese tradition to help elders with balance

June 23, 2017

Could a stripped-down tai chi class, taught in just 12 sessions and also practiced at home, improve balance in people over age 65 who were concerned about balance?

Telling the tale of midlife in the United States

January 19, 2017

MIDUS is a national longitudinal study on aging explicitly focused on midlife, including transitions from young adulthood to midlife, and from midlife into old age.

UW–Madison researchers study plant aging, gain insights into crop yields

November 22, 2016

New insights into the mechanism behind how plants age may help scientists better understand crop yields, nutrient allocation, and even the timing and duration of fall leaf color.

MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner is UW–Madison alumna

September 22, 2016

Anne Basting, who received a master’s degree in theatre and drama at UW–Madison, is now a theatre professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Study: Working with others can help prevent Alzheimer’s

July 25, 2016

New research from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center shows that people whose jobs involve complex interactions with other people fare the best as their brains age. These include jobs that involve mentoring, negotiating or teaching.

Unparalleled pomp attends professor’s Finnish fete

July 5, 2016

Sociology Professor Douglas Maynard has received many honors in his career but until recently, they never came with a sword.

Helping seniors stay active, independent through fitness

April 5, 2016

We all know that exercise is good for us. Yet becoming active late in life comes with a unique set of challenges.

New coursework will prepare social workers for aging population

February 2, 2016

New graduate options will be offered in fall 2016 through the part-time Master of Social Work Program offered in Eau Claire and Madison.

Monkey caloric restriction study shows big benefit; contradicts earlier study

April 1, 2014

The latest results from a 25-year study of diet and aging in monkeys shows a significant reduction in mortality and in age-associated diseases among those with calorie-restricted diets. The study, begun at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1989, is one of two ongoing, long-term U.S. efforts to examine the effects of a reduced-calorie diet on nonhuman primates.

Scientists create road map to metabolic reprogramming for aging

November 29, 2012

In efforts to understand what influences life span, cancer and aging, scientists are building road maps to navigate and learn about cells at the molecular level.

Study to examine impact of culture on aging process

May 30, 2007

A UW–Madison study is analyzing the consequences of cultural differences in people's emotional and physical health as they age.

UW-Madison research at the 18th Annual Colloquium on Aging

October 16, 2006

The 18th Annual Colloquium on Aging, to take place at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison on Wednesday, Oct. 18, will feature the work of a number of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists.