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.
Mikael Thinggaard received the award for his substantial contribution to cross-scientific aging research including a considerable publication, outreach, and teaching activity. (*)
Signe Høi Rasmussen has visited many old people – and she is surprised at how well they manage.
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. (*)
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.
The mortality for ages 20-69 years of spouses marrying into longevity-enriched families is substantially lower than the mortality in the background population.
New research shows that a simple test can predict elderly people’s chances of turning 100 years. (*)
A gene variant which protects against Alzheimer's - is rarer in Danes than in people from the other Nordic countries.