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Asia Network The Ageing Asia Global Industry Network facilitates business partnerships, investments and industry development in over 10 countries.
Data Source AgeStats.IE is a data source on ageing in Ireland. The site provides a summary of selected surveys. CARDI (Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland)
European Network AGE Platform Europe is a European network focusing on a wide range of policy areas that impact on older and retired people. Established 1982
Forum Employers Forum on Age (EFA) is an independent network of leading employers who recognise the need to attract and retain valuable employees whatever their age. Tackling ageism at work.
Guide Guide to Geriatric Syndromes
Handbook Aged Rodent Tissue Bank Handbook. Aged rodent tissue arrays offer high-throughput analysis of tissue histology and protein expression for the biogerontology research community. National Institute on Aging
Knowledge Base Age-Phenome Knowledgebase (APK) models and stores knowledge about age-related phenotypic patterns and events. The APK contains evidence connecting specific ages or age groups with phenotypes, such as disease and clinical traits. Nophar Geifman & Eitan Rubin Geifman and Rubin 2012 (Journal Article): PDF
Newsletter AGEnda - Newsletter of the English Forum on Aging Englisch Forum on Ageing Twitter, Facebook
Video Ageing Bites is the video stream for the British Society of Gerontology with a series of short films about gerontological and ageing issues by British gerontologists. British Society of Gerontology
Virtual Ageing Research Group The Ageing Mind Initiative (AMI) is a virtual clinical ageing research group at the University of Queensland. Professor Nancy Pachana & Professor Gerard Byrne Current Research Projects
Resource facaiitating studies into the machanisms of aging Aging Cell Repository is a resource facilitating cellular and molecular research studies on the mechanisms of aging and the degenerative processes associated with it. NIA It provides highly-characterized, viable, and contaminant-free cell cultures for research on such diseases as Alzheimer disease, progeria, Parkinsonism, Werner syndrome, and Cockayne syndrome.
Journal Article Aging 2.0: health information about dementia on Twitter (Publication) 2013 PUBMED The microblogging platform Twitter was data-mined for content containing dementia-related keywords for a period of 24 hours.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Die Die BAGSO - Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Senioren-Organisationen e.V. ist die Lobby der älteren Menschen in Deutschland. Die Organisation vertriet die Interessen ihrer Mitglieder gegenüber Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.
Scientists at the Barshop Institute speak on the exciting scientific breakthroughs from studies of rapamycin in aging research. Barshop Institute 2012 YouTube Video
Lifespan Data Baseline life span data for various mouse strains The Jackson Laboratory 2008
Training Software brainHQ provides brain training software clinically proven to improve cognitive performance. Posit Science Login/Registration necessary.
Ontology Common Alzheimer‘s Disease Research Ontology (CADRO) National Institute on Aging (NIA), Alzheimer‘s Association (AA) CADRO Outline,
CADRO Coding Guidelines 2013 (pdf),
CADRO Categories, Topics, Themes 2012 (pdf)
The objective of the Concordia Ageing Research Network (CARN) is to foster collaboration among faculty and graduate students across disciplines. In doing so, the goal is to capture a broader understanding of the policy debates and implications of population ageing and help to coordinate multidisciplinary contributions from the social sciences and humanities. Concordia University
Education Company Coursera is an education company that offers courses (by professionals) online for anyone to take, for free. Courses includes various biological themes, as well as ageing and systems biology themes.
Online Forum crucible
The online forum for the evolution of health & wellbeing
University College London (UCL)
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Preventation is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. CDC is committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life. CDC provides information about healthy ageing and Alzheimer‘s disease.
ELSA Project The primary objective of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is to collect longitudinal multidisciplinary data from a representative sample of the English population aged 50 and older. Publications
Pilot Initiative European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Forum is a pilot initiative to foster innovation in the field of active and healthy ageing. launched by the European Commission created in 2011
Faculty of 1000 Faculty of 1000 is the publisher of four unique services that support and inform the work of life scientists and clinicians. F1000Prime Recommendations of the best research in biology and medicine by experts.
F1000Trials Listing of published clinical trials with recommendations and comments.
F1000Research Open Access Journal.
F1000Posters Open Access repository for posters and presentations.
Subscription necessary.
Electrin Micrographs Fine Structure of the Aging Brain is a collection of electron micrographs illustrating the effects of aging on the fine structure of neurons and neuroglia in the cerebral hemispheres of the rhesus monkey. Dr. Alan Peters
Boston University
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Road Map FUTURAGE is dedicated to produce the definitive road map for the future of ageing research in Europe for the next 10-15 years. Funded by the European Commission‘s Seventh Framework Programme 2011 PDF
Global Ageing Index is a tool to measure progress and aims in how well a country is doing to support the wellbeing of their ageing populations. This will improve the impact of policy and practice on ageing populations. HelpAge International Blog
International Progress in Ageing Research International Aging Research Portfolio (IARP) is an initiative to track international Progress in Aging Research. Since 2010
Lifespan Expectancy Data Jeanne Calment had thus far the longest confirmed human life span in history, living 122 years and 164 days (44,724 days total). She lived in Arles/France for her entire life (21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997). Images from Wikimedia Commons Images at the age of 20, 40, 60, 121 years.
Journal Reprint Abstracts in Social Gerontology: Current Literature on Aging
This journal of abstracts is published in cooperation with the National Council on the Aging.
Periodicals Service Company/Schmidt Periodicals GmbH 1990-2005
Living to 100 Calculator Living to 100 - Life Expectancy Calculator Dr. Perls The calculator asks you 40 quick questions related to your health and family history, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. At the end, you will be asked to create an account store your answers.
Longevity Gene Project In the Longevity Gene Project Dr. Nir Barzilai and his team conducted genetic research on more than 500 healthy elderly people between the ages of 95 and 112 and on their children to identify longevity genes. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Onlibe collaborative Environment MiCEPACE is an online collaborative environment, which will provide a members only forum for collaboration and dissemination of information to achieve excellence in the research of aging and animal welfare. ShARM 2013 Newsletter,
Foundation for Accelerating life extsnion therapies The Methuselah Mouse Prize accelerates the development of revolutionary new life extension therapies (cash prize). Methuselah Foundation
Merck Manuals "The Merck Manuals" are concise handbooks related to specific fields about medical information. The content of these books is provided as free available online source. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy contains specific geriatric data. Merck & Co., Inc. The Merck Index of chemicals, drugs and biologicals requires a subscription for full access.
Supercentenarians Oldest Authenticated Supercentenarians BLTC Research Founded in 1995
Journal Article Article about Place and Cause of Death in Centenarians PLoS Medicine 2014 PLoS Medicine Research article
SPON article (in german)
Research Data Centre (Forschungsdatenzentrum, FDZ-DZA) German Centre of Gerontology (Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen, DZA) Its main task is to make data of the German Ageing Survey (DEAS) and the German Survey on Volunteering (FWS) accessible to researchers by providing user-friendly Scientific Use Files (SUF), documentation of the contents and instruments as well support for scholars using the data.
Research Perspectives of the Max Planck Society 2010+ on Ageing and Ageing-related Disease Max Planck Society 2010 MPI Perspective: PDF ,
Base Text by Linda Partridge: PDF

Science of Aging - Why do we age, from a biological perspective? Mitchell Moffit & Gregory Brown 2013 YouTube Video
Special "Health Checkup: How to Live 100 Years" Time Magazine, Issue Feb 22 2010 JOURNAL , PDF The linked PDF file does not contain the complete special.
Steven N. Austad: Animals & Aging - Texas University System 2012 YouTube Video
Thesaurus Thesaurus of Aging Terminology - 8th Edition 2005 AARP - AgeLine Database 2005 JOURNAL , PDF
Timeline of Discoveries in the Science of Aging The timeline covers the period from 1825 to 2006.
Movie To Age or Not to Age - the Movie (Documentary Film by Robert Kane Pappas) Film Website,
Featuring Austad SN, Austriaco NPG, Barzilai N, Duster T, de Grey A, Guarente LP, Kenyon C, Kirkwood T, Lithgow G, Sinclair D., Westphal C.
U.S. decennial life tables for 1989-91 Eliminating certain causes of death Anderson RN. National Center for Health Statistics 1999 PDF
NOVA scienceNOW: 28 - Aging PBS NOVA 2012 YouTube Video NOVA scienceNOW follows David Sinclair (Harvard Medical School) and other scientists honing in on the keys to longevity.
Video What is Gerontology (Video) Prof. Hagedorn 2008 YouTube Video
What Can I Do With a Doctoral Degree in Gerontology? Expanding Your Options. Dassel et al. 2013 PUBMED
The Bildungsdatenbank 55+ ‘‘ informs interested older people about meetings/conferences, courses, sport groups and lectures in Germany. Die Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Senioren-Organisationen (BAGSO) in german
Life Expectancy Data Life Expectancy of Newborns by Year of Birth in Germany from 1950 to 2008 Analysis on ‘Lebenserwartung in Deutschland‘ by Marc Luy based on data from the Statistisches Reichsamt and the Statistisches Bundesamt 1950-2008 XLS , TXT , PDF PDF
Life Expectancy Data Difference between Female and Male Life Expectany in Germany from 1950 to 2008 Analysis on ‘Lebenserwartung in Deutschland‘ by Marc Luy based on data from the Statistisches Reichsamt and the Statistisches Bundesamt 1950-2008 XLS , TXT , PDF PDF
Life Expectancy Data Difference between Female Life Expectancy in East and West Germany from 1950 to 2008 Analysis on ‘Lebenserwartung in Deutschland‘ by Marc Luy based on data from the Statistisches Reichsamt and the Statistisches Bundesamt 1950-2008


Life Expectancy Data Difference between Male Life Expectancy in East and West Germany from 1950 to 2008 Analysis on ‘Lebenserwartung in Deutschland‘ by Marc Luy based on data from the Statistisches Reichsamt and the Statistisches Bundesamt 1950-2008 XLS , TXT , PDF
Life Expectancy Data Ageing in the UK UK Office for National Statistics 1992-2031 Interactive Map
Life Expectancy Data Life Expectancy and Mortality Data by Country United Nations Statistics Division, 2010 2009, 2010 2009 (XLS ), 2010 (XLS )
Life Expectancy Data Life Expectancy by Country Wikipedia
Life Expectancy Data Life Expectancy by Country CIA - The World Fact book, 2011 est. 2010, 2011 2010 (XLS ,TXT )
Life Expectancy Data World Health Statistics 2010 - Table of Contents and Introduction World Health Organization (WHO) 2010 PDF
Life Expectancy Data World Health Statistics 2010 - Part I. Health-related Millennium Development Goals World Health Organization (WHO) 2010 PDF
Life Expectancy Data World Health Statistics 2010 - Part II. Global Health Indicator Tables and Footnotes World Health Organization (WHO) 2010 PDF