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22. Jun 2021
New paper on biological limits of longevity led by our Fernando Colchero and Jose Manuel Aburto in the Nature Communications
The team has found that we probably cannot slow the rate at which we get older because of biological constraints. Life expectancy has increased dramatically and still does in many parts of the world. But this is not because we have slowed our rate of aging; the reason is that more and more infants, children and young people survive and this brings up the average life expectancy.
Method development for ageing research
Health and inequalities in ageing
14. May 2021
New paper: ‘Sex‐specific actuarial and reproductive senescence in zoo‐housed tiger (Panthera tigris): The importance of sub‐species for conservation’ by our Morgane Tidière and co-authors in Zoo Biology.
It shows sex differences, and differences among subspecies. The paper also shows the importance of demographic data on zoo-housed animals for understanding reproductive patterns and right conservation efforts targeting.
12. Nov 2020
Standardized data to support conservation efforts for sharks and batoids
New paper and dataset in which we collated and synthesized information on 1,226 Elasmobranch species (i.e. sharks, rays, and skates) globally. We retrieved, curated and standardized data from many sources so they can serve further research on in-situ and ex-situ population management for sharks and batoids. Our data can be of use to international policy makers, aquarium curators, management authorities, conservation practitioners, and scientists interested in prioritizing Elasmobranchs for conservation. The team includes our Rita da Silva, Johanna Staerk, John Jackson, Dalia A. Conde.
21. Aug 2020
Heritability of subfertility among Danish twins
A new study of our Linda Ahrenfeldt, Maarten Wensink, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen and co-authors investigates the relative contribution of genetic and environmental components to subfertility. It is conducted on monozygotic and dizygotic same-sex twins aged 18+ years from nationwide twin survey (twins born 1931−1976). The analysis shows that the environmental factors explain most of the observed variation in subfertility, when measured as waiting time to pregnancy.