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Why does an ageing Congress spells trouble for the Democrats? Politics Weekly America – podcast

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Frustration is mounting about the Democrats’ elderly incumbents, as well as a growing sense that the party is so close to losing control of at least one chamber of Congress H...

When ewe were young: what can cute baby animals teach us about ageing?

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They say not to work with babies or animals, but the photographer Gerrard Gethings chose to combine the two for his latest project, a series of portraits of young animals alongside their adult counterparts. Baby Anima...

Scientists make further inroads into reversing ageing process of cells

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People could eventually be able to turn the clock back on the cell-ageing process by 30 years, according to researchers who have developed a technique for reprogramming skin cells to behave as if they are much younger...

Skin cancers on the rise in Australia as sun damage catches up with ageing population

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The number of non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia continues to rise steadily each year, despite successful sun-safe education campaigns, new research has found. The increase in cases of 2-6% each year for the past ...

Ageing reversal: scientists rejuvenate tissues in middle-aged mice

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The prospect of medical therapies that rewind the clock on the ageing process has edged a little closer after scientists safely rejuvenated tissues in middle-aged mice. Researchers in the US treated healthy animals wi...

Signs of premature ageing found in monkeys after hurricane

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Monkeys that survived a devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico were prematurely aged by the experience, a study has found. Scientists say the findings suggest that an increase in extreme weather around the world may hav...

Call for action to cut climate impact of UK’s ageing fishing fleet

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Half the UK’s fishing fleet is at least 30 years old and uses fuel oil that is particularly polluting, according to a report that examines the outsized impact of British ships on the climate crisis. UK fisheries are e...

Ageing process is irreversible, finds unprecedented study

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Immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths, according to new research which may finally end the eternal debate about whether we can live for ever. Backed by governments, business, academics and investors...

‘We’re starting to see failures’: New Zealand’s ageing Antarctic base gets $300m lifeline

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“You start to see some wear and tear. We’re starting to see failures and risks with things … that keep people alive and fed, watered and so on. If the failures are significant, you basically only have one option: to l...

Why China and east Asia’s ageing population threatens global Covid recovery

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For many years China watchers have been concerned that its ageing population will slow economic growth, causing social as well as political problems. So today’s census data may be an alarm bell for leaders in Beijing....