News from Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Biodemography

  • 07.10.2019

    Why is high age and good health inherited?

    For more than a decade oldest-old Danes and Americans and their children have been investigated in the Long Life Family Study. Now the researchers in the study has raised no less than 68 million dollars from NIH to continue the study and include the grandchildren of the oldest-old individuals.

  • 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.

  • 09.01.2018

    Women live longer than men even during severe famines and epidemics

    Even under extreme conditions as famines, epidemics, and slavery. Women live longer than men.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11.07.2013

    The Lancet: Mental performance of people who reach their nineties may be improving

    Danish study challenges speculations that the improving longevity is the result of the survival of very frail and disabled elderly.

  • 21.05.2013

    Cardiovascular diseases are largely underreported in Danish centenarians

    Most studies on the health of oldest olds are based on self-reported or physician-reported information, not objective health information. But is that good enough?

  • 14.12.2012

    NATURE: Great expectations

    Scientists are searching for a genetic blueprint that will enable humans to stay healthy and vital well into their old age.

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