Gerontology & Geriatrics

Q&A: Researcher discusses genetics and biomarkers of frailty thesis

Frailty is an age-related state of physiological decline and is a strong predictor of disability and mortality. Researchers are trying to improve our understanding of the biology of frailty and to find ways of identifying ...

Health informatics

Improving health care in rural areas

With long waiting lists, significant journey times, an ever-shrinking number of doctor's practices and the aging population, medical care services in sparsely populated regions are under mounting pressure. As part of its ...


New tool reveals the impact of 'jumping genes' on diseases

RIKEN geneticists have developed a tool that can quickly and accurately analyze variants in mobile genetic elements, commonly known as "jumping genes." This promises to shed light on the role such variants play in disease.

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