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.
A UW–Madison study is analyzing the consequences of cultural differences in people's emotional and physical health as they age.
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.
With cancer death rates far greater for those 65 or older, the National Institutes of Health has selected the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of eight research centers to study the relationship between cancer and aging.
An expert on healthy aging, Carol Ryff knows that the UW–Madison Institute on Aging (IOA) -turning 30 years old this month - has aged well.
For 45 years, the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study has provided policy makers and social-science researchers with an unparalleled look at how education, career and family affect adult life. Now, as those one-time high school seniors Ã· known as the "Happy Days" cohort after the popular television sitcom about Milwaukee's class of 1957 Ã· become senior citizens, a new survey will seek to understand more specifically how a person's entire life influences, and can improve, the aging process.
While we all age, we age in different ways. But exactly why we age differently remains much of a mystery. A new $26 million study led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, however, plans to make the reasons more clear.
Scientists at UW–Madison have, for the first time, profiled specific genetic changes during the aging of experimental animals, a discovery that could aid work to extend life span and preserve health.
The biomarkers of aging are a set of bodily functions and conditions that tend to change with age. They are the same in humans as they are in non-human primates such as rhesus macaques.
A decade-long study of how diet affects the process of growing old, will continue and be expanded at the UW–Madison with the help of $6.75 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Researchers at UW–Madison have found that limiting calorie intake later in life can stall some of the muscle deterioration that normally accompanies aging.