Navigation Links
Scientists Spot Gene Variants That Predict Longevity
Date:7/1/2010

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have grouped together a series of genetic variants that can predict with 77 percent accuracy whether or not a person will live to 100 years of age.

Although experts and others probably could have predicted life span with even greater accuracy had they asked people how long their parents had lived, said Dr. Robert Marion, chief of genetics and development medicine and director of the Center for Congenital Disorders at Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, that method would not pave the way for advances in science, as this study likely does.

"Right now, this is kind of like a party trick but eventually, if you can identify early in life those individuals who have a predisposition to living longer and those who are destined to die young, you might actually be able to come up with some interventions for those who are going to die young and allow them to live longer," Marion said. "One of the big benefits of the new genomic medicine is that we're going to be able to do personalized medicine, and this is one way to approach that."

The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, appears in the July 2 issue of Science.

Right now, people in industrialized nations live an average of 80 to 85 years.

About one in 6,000 people in these parts of the world achieves centenarian status. Supercentenarians -- those who live to 110 or beyond -- occur at a rate of only about one in 7 million.

"We have about 80,000 centenarians alive at any time," said senior study author Dr. Thomas Perls. "The oldest person right now is about 116, in Japan." And the majority of people living to 100 and beyond are women.

"Centenarians are indeed a model of aging," said Perls, an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine an
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists ID a protein that splices and dices genes
2. Breakthrough by Danish scientists in preventing maternal malaria
3. NIH scientists identify maternal and fetal genes that increase preterm birth risk
4. UM School of Medicine scientists find new malaria vaccine is safe and protective in children
5. Gladstone scientists identify target that may reduce complications of obesity
6. Scientists map out regulatory regions of genome, hot spots for diabetes genes
7. Doctors and Scientists Create New Society to Promote Non-Animal Toxicology Testing Methods
8. Scientists discover enzyme that cleans cancer cells
9. Scientists Decode Brain Cancer Cell Line
10. Scientists show how molecular switch helps pancreatic cancer beat drugs
11. Brain scientists extend map of fear memory formation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scientists Spot Gene Variants That Predict Longevity
(Date:3/31/2015)... Dr. Andrew Lian-Jie Li ... Board of Dermatology and fellowship trained Mohs and ... the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes ... internal medicine at the Emory University and dermatology ... Dr. Li pursued further training in Mohs Micrographic ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 ... now treating hip injuries at all of their clinics. ... injuries or disorders. , For athletes with hip ... specialists ready to assess and treat the symptoms and ... athletes to provide minimally-invasive care and prevent future damage, ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... One of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring aspects of a ... the big island. The big island of Hawaii, after all, ... lava slowly oozing at your feet in one of the most ... you would never expect to see a live volcano spewing ash ... -- until now. , Members of a local and independently owned ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 National ... physical, social and psychological benefits of participating in ... thousands of adaptive sports athletes that adapt, believe ... encourage support for inclusive fitness and inclusive athletics ... in participating in adaptive sports and advocate for ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... With intravenous (IV) infusion therapy, medication is ... typically, are prescribed IV infusion therapy when their medical ... longer effective. Illness often leads to dehydration, and ... imbalances. Infusion therapy benefits the patient’s recovery by ... dehydration, IV infusion therapy can be used to treat ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Andrew Li of Warren Skin Care Center Is Celebrating 3 Years Recognized as an "NJ Top Doc" 2Health News:Healthpointe Now Treating Hip Dislocations, Hip Fractures, Hip Bursitis, and Hip Strains at Locations in Southern California 2Health News:Rare Volcano Constructed inside Gold’s Gym in Mission, Texas 2Health News:Rare Volcano Constructed inside Gold’s Gym in Mission, Texas 3Health News:April is National Adaptive Sports Month 2Health News:April is National Adaptive Sports Month 3Health News:Intravenous Infusion Therapy Now Available at Urgent Care of Texas Centers; Hospital-Level Care in an Outpatient Setting. 2
... Medical Device Company invites customers to just ,have fun, ... experiences.ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 6 Baxa Corporation, a leading ... administration of fluid medications, has joined the social media ... a LinkedIn Business Group. More and more healthcare ...
... CRY ) an implantable biological medical ... has been awarded approximately $1.7 million under the ... further development of CryoLife,s protein hydrogel technology. ... protein hydrogel product under development for organ sealing, ...
... hint at cancer-preventing ability, researcher says , , MONDAY, April 6 ... sprouts appeared to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers and ... thus joins a long list of malignancies for which studies ... contains broccoli -- including cancer of the esophagus, bladder, skin ...
... N.Y., April 6 What is the relationship between ... examined this relationship. The scientists measured the percentage of ... is, individuals with an identical genetic background and surrounding. ... carried a certain latent virus, and the other did ...
... a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, ... 36-month contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the ... Partners is a recognized leader in providing healthcare ... to transform healthcare and improve patient care," said ...
... head-to-head clinical trial results demonstrate that REACH ULTRACLEAN Toothbrush ... studies conducted by Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division ... General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for ... ULTRACLEAN Floss removes up to two times more plaque ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Baxa Corporation Gets Social With Facebook and LinkedIn 2Health News:Baxa Corporation Gets Social With Facebook and LinkedIn 3Health News:Department of Defense Awards CryoLife $1.7 million to Develop BioFoam Hemostatic Technology 2Health News:Department of Defense Awards CryoLife $1.7 million to Develop BioFoam Hemostatic Technology 3Health News:Broccoli May Ward Off Serious Stomach Ailments 2Health News:Broccoli May Ward Off Serious Stomach Ailments 3Health News:Effective Weight Management with Gene-Eden, a New Dietary Supplement Based on Dr. Hanan Polansky's Discovery 2Health News:Nonin Medical Awarded a Premier Contract for Its Innovative Oximetry Solutions 2Health News:New head-to-head clinical studies reveal Reach Ultraclean toothbrush and floss deliver superior plaque removal compared to leading competitive products 2
(Date:3/31/2015)... /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, ... to discuss the Government of Canada,s ... The roundtable provided an important opportunity for both ... and discuss roles and responsibilities in addressing AMR. Preserving ... (also known as antimicrobial stewardship) was a key focus ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... DUBLIN , Mar. 30, 2015 Research ... announced the addition of the "Eurpoean Automatic ... Fully-Automated), End-User (Pre-Hospitals, Public Access Market, Hospitals, Alternate ... report to their offering. The European ... grow at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2014 ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... -- According to a new market ... Electrophoresis, DNA Sequencer, PCR, Microplate Reader, Robotics, Spectroscopy, ... - Global Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... is expected to reach $48.84 Billion by 2019, ... Browse   9 9 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 2Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 3Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance 4Eurpoean Automatic External Defibrillators (Semi-Automated, Fully-Automated) Market 2015-2019 - Pre-Hospitals, Public Access Market, Hospitals, Alternate Care Market, Home Analysis 2Eurpoean Automatic External Defibrillators (Semi-Automated, Fully-Automated) Market 2015-2019 - Pre-Hospitals, Public Access Market, Hospitals, Alternate Care Market, Home Analysis 3Life Science and Chemical Instrumentation Market Worth $48.84 Billion by 2019 2Life Science and Chemical Instrumentation Market Worth $48.84 Billion by 2019 3Life Science and Chemical Instrumentation Market Worth $48.84 Billion by 2019 4Life Science and Chemical Instrumentation Market Worth $48.84 Billion by 2019 5
... ST. LOUIS, Oct. 11 Through a set ... ESRX ), is now able to ... which patients are most at risk of falling ... intervene in customized ways to improve those patients, ...
... Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR ) today announced ... in support of the 2nd annual Infantile Spasms (IS) Awareness ... with the Child Neurology Society (CNS) Annual Meeting in Providence, ... developed a website, www.infantilespasmsinfo.org , that provides information on ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Express Scripts Accurately Predicts Which Patients Are Likely to Ignore Doctors' Orders 2Express Scripts Accurately Predicts Which Patients Are Likely to Ignore Doctors' Orders 3Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Support the 2nd Annual Infantile Spasms (IS) Awareness Week 2Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Support the 2nd Annual Infantile Spasms (IS) Awareness Week 3Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Support the 2nd Annual Infantile Spasms (IS) Awareness Week 4
Operate with confidence. Autosuture is advancing the sate of both open and minimally invasive surgery by providing surgical tools that feel right, function right, and facilitate the right outcome eve...
Operate with confidence. Autosuture is advancing the sate of both open and minimally invasive surgery by providing surgical tools that feel right, function right, and facilitate the right outcome eve...
Operate with confidence. Autosuture is advancing the sate of both open and minimally invasive surgery by providing surgical tools that feel right, function right, and facilitate the right outcome eve...
... offered as 1-piece or modular, in regular ... may be customized with handles of choice ... and flush ports. Many standard patterns are ... affect delivery times. , Please Note: ...
Medicine Products: