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News from the Danish Aging Research Center

  • 22.01.2024

    Beyond the Zenith?

    What can the new late-style studies tell us about old age as a special phase of life? And is it only for special geniuses to flourish in old age in arts, politics, and science?

  • 04.06.2019

    Narrative Medicine in Denmark

    How can literary texts and methods improve the education of physicians and health care professionals?

  • 26.03.2018

    Ageing research and the VELUX FONDEN

    Ane Hendriksen sets out the VELUX FONDEN’s commitment to supporting ageing research projects that contribute to improving the quality of life for elderly people.

  • 05.09.2017

    The Kirsten Alund Prize 2017

    Mikael Thinggaard received the award for his substantial contribution to cross-scientific aging research including a considerable publication, outreach, and teaching activity. (*)

  • 26.06.2017

    Many more survive to their 100th birthday

    Signe Høi Rasmussen has visited many old people – and she is surprised at how well they manage.

  • 02.12.2016

    Age milestones and round birthdays

    Are you 50+ years old, and do you find it a little hard to believe that you have reached another round birthday? You might find some comfort in the thought that throughout most of the history of mankind, at this age you would probably have been dead for a long time. In fact, you are in overtime – a gift to today’s middle-aged and elderly people, and you have just begun the long journey towards 100 years. (*)

  • 19.11.2016

    The 21st Longevity Prize of the Fondation IPSEN

    The Fondation IPSEN Longevity Prize was awarded to Professor Kaare Christensen for his pioneering work on the importance of genes and environment in aging and longevity. The prize was given at the GSA meeting (Gerontological Society of America), in New Orleans on November 19th, 2016.

  • 06.10.2016

    The survival of spouses marrying into longevity-enriched families

    The mortality for ages 20-69 years of spouses marrying into longevity-enriched families is substantially lower than the mortality in the background population.

  • 01.02.2016

    We reach 100 years in a better shape than ever before

    New research shows that a simple test can predict elderly people’s chances of turning 100 years. (*)

  • 03.08.2015

    The APP A673T frequency differs between Nordic countries

    A gene variant which protects against Alzheimer's - is rarer in Danes than in people from the other Nordic countries.