Navigation Links
How fast you'll age is written in the bones, TAU research finds
Date:4/9/2008

Perhaps the aging process cant be stopped. But it can be predicted, and new research from Tel Aviv University indicates that people may live longer and lead healthier lives as a result.

Researchers have developed a new biological marker that represents the age of a bodys bones. It reveals that the speed of physical aging is strongly influenced by genetics.

Christened the osseographic score (OSS), this new marker can be used by doctors as a scientific tool for predicting a persons general functioning and lifespan, says Tel Aviv University scientist Dr. Leonid Kalichman, an instructor at The Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions. He is a co-author of the study published in Biogerontology and the American Journal of Human Biology (2007), which was conducted in partnership with Dr. Ida Malkin and Prof. Eugene Kobyliansky, both from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Add Years to Your Life

If a doctor can determine that a person is aging biologically faster than he or she should, measures such as vitamin supplements and exercise can help slow down the process, says Dr. Kalichman.

While different biomarkers such as grey hair, wrinkles or elasticity of the skin can help us estimate a persons biological age, these features are hard to quantify, he says. But with the new OSS biomarker, and treatment at a younger age, at age 90 people can function as though they are 30, says Kalichman.

He predicts that biological aging will be an increasingly hot topic of study in the coming years, especially in the western world where people are living longer than ever before.

Male and Female Bones Tell Different Stories

The Tel Aviv University researchers investigated the bones of about 400 Russian families 787 men 18 to 89 years old and 723 women 18 to 90 years old. The results of the study indicated that men and women inherit different aging patterns. In men, th
'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Schwarzenegger Signs Bill to Remove Written Informed Consent for HIV Testing; "Most Important Change in Public HIV/AIDS Policy in Years," Says AHF
2. Written Statement of Kevin J. OConnor, Chairman of the Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property, at the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Intellectual Property Enforcement
3. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
4. Children of depressed moms do better when dad is involved, SLU researcher finds
5. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
6. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
7. New research shows how chronic stress worsens neurodegenerative disease course
8. New research explores newborn in-hospital weight loss
9. Research may unlock mystery of autisms origin in the brain
10. Bipolar disorder relapses halved by Melbourne researchers
11. HIVs impact in Zimbabwe explored in new research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
How fast you'll age is written in the bones, TAU research finds
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Isabel ... of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Conference on October 22-24 ... CEO will participate in a panel discussion on Technology ... , Isabel Healthcare provides a diagnostic decision support tool ... the diagnosis skills of students and clinical learners. The ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United ... arriving from Ebola-affected nations of West Africa land ... them for infection with the virus. In ... Johnson noted that 94 percent of air passengers ... at one of these five airports -- New ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Hay House is pleased to announce the official ... Life (Paperback; $10.82) written by the highly esteemed Tommy Rosen, ... book is meant to help readers of all kinds end ... , Recovery 2.0 is not the average self-help book, or ... guide for what comes next. For many, Alcoholics ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Best Cheap Hosting USA is among the most ... recently announced that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ) is the ... the world. , “iPower is one of the most ... various kinds of useful products for new and old ... customer service and a number of features which will ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Although there are only 24 hours in a day, ... have trouble finding time within their busy schedules for exercise and ... of time to get in shape. Here are five ways you ... , Change Up Your Commute , Consider riding a bike ... exercise into your daily routine. If you must use your car ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Isabel Healthcare to Participate in The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) 2014 Conference 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 2Health News:Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life 3Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:HealthGuideMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Exercise and Fitness 2
... Health Services chief medical information officer, Paul Dexter, M.D., ... America,s leading clinical informaticists by Modern Healthcare. The announcement ... an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana ... applications at Wishard. "Dr. Dexter,s pioneering work ...
... , MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- For people ... at a cost: Fear of it firing a shock ... lovemaking altogether. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are small ... off electrical pulses when they detect potentially life-threatening, irregular ...
... -- Mayo Clinic researchers have amassed additional evidence that ... The study will be presented to the American Heart ... research shows that the incidence of heart attacks and ... County, Minn., residents after a smoke-free ordinance took effect. ...
... have found a possible link between norovirus, a virus ... The findings are published in The Open Immunology ... professor of pediatrics, medicine, microbiology and molecular genetics at ... Children,s Hospital of Wisconsin, is the corresponding author of ...
... , MONDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A ... heart rhythm actually seems to raise the odds for patient ... seemed effective against the non-chronic, "intermittent" form of atrial fibrillation ... patients with ongoing, "permanent" atrial fibrillation -- use of dronedarone ...
... Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common ... poor prognosis because it is a highly aggressive form of ... of researchers led by Bo Hu and Shi-Yuan Cheng, ... now identified a molecular pathway that drives the aggressive cancerous ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Indianapolis doc recognized as one of nation's top health info tech experts 2Health News:Indianapolis doc recognized as one of nation's top health info tech experts 3Health News:Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices 2Health News:Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices 3Health News:Mayo Clinic study confirms smoke-free workplaces reduce heart attacks 2Health News:Experimental Drug for Irregular Heart Rhythm Raises Death Risk: Study 2Health News:Experimental Drug for Irregular Heart Rhythm Raises Death Risk: Study 3Health News:JCI online early table of contents: Nov. 14, 2011 2Health News:JCI online early table of contents: Nov. 14, 2011 3Health News:JCI online early table of contents: Nov. 14, 2011 4Health News:JCI online early table of contents: Nov. 14, 2011 5Health News:JCI online early table of contents: Nov. 14, 2011 6
(Date:10/22/2014)... --  Surefire Medical , Inc., the developer of a ... delivery of embolization agents in minimally invasive direct-to-tumor interventional ... R. Daniels , MD of the University of Southern ... Steven C. Katz , MD of the Roger Williams ... (SAB).    "The role of the SAB ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... NEW YORK , Oct. 22, 2014 ... an August 2014 report by Global Research & Data ... 6.2% per year from 2014 through 2018, as demand ... United States is the world,s largest market ... market with advanced thermometers is Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Oct. 22, ... today announced they have entered into a license ... designed to target cancers. PhosImmune possesses ... on the surfaces of tumor cells in association ... derived from proteins that play a role in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Surefire Medical's Scientific Advisory Board Expands, Broadens Clinical Trial Expertise 2Sanomedics International Holdings Analyst Report: Taking Some Heat by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2Biotech Companies To Co-Discover And Co-Develop Antibodies Targeting Novel Phosphopeptide Tumor Targets 2
... Texas , May 3 US ... today launched new flexible offerings that can be customized ... practices. Through these expanded offerings, physicians can join more ... of US Oncology to work together to realign ...
... May 3 MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC today ... of the new VASOSHIELD Pressure Controlling Syringe for use ... syringe limits internal "flushing" pressure and controls vessel distension ... in bypass surgery. Avoiding excessive pressure and limiting distension ...
Cached Medicine Technology:US Oncology Launches New Flexible Options for Community Oncologists to Join the United Network of US Oncology 2US Oncology Launches New Flexible Options for Community Oncologists to Join the United Network of US Oncology 3US Oncology Launches New Flexible Options for Community Oncologists to Join the United Network of US Oncology 4MAQUET Cardiovascular Introduces New VASOSHIELD Pressure Controlling Syringe to Help Preserve Graft Integrity for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients 2MAQUET Cardiovascular Introduces New VASOSHIELD Pressure Controlling Syringe to Help Preserve Graft Integrity for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients 3MAQUET Cardiovascular Introduces New VASOSHIELD Pressure Controlling Syringe to Help Preserve Graft Integrity for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients 4
ThyroTest TSH is a rapid, qualitative test for hypothyroidism screening in adults....
... is an ultra-high speed, high resolution optical ... retina imaging and analysis. It ... Optical Coherence technology just emerging from clinical ... The ultra-high speed and high resolution ...
... the finest surgical-quality loupes available ... standard for innovative optical design, combining ... Delivering optimum performance with maximum comfort, ... for medical professionals worldwide. All SheerVision ...
... Experience the finest surgical-quality loupes available ... the standard for innovative optical design, ... support. Delivering optimum performance with maximum ... choice for medical professionals worldwide. All ...
Medicine Products: