This course introduces the modern analysis in studies of twins. The students will be able to understand founding theory and apply basic methods and biometric models in a research context.
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.
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.
Even under extreme conditions as famines, epidemics, and slavery. Women live longer than men.
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. (*)
A gene variant which protects against Alzheimer's - is rarer in Danes than in people from the other Nordic countries.
Danish study challenges speculations that the improving longevity is the result of the survival of very frail and disabled elderly.
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?
Scientists are searching for a genetic blueprint that will enable humans to stay healthy and vital well into their old age.