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Fruit flies live longer with combination drug treatment

October 5, 2019

A triple drug combination has been used to extend the lifespan of fruit flies by 48 percent in…
Cellular aging is linked to structural changes in the brain

September 26, 2019

Telomeres are the protective caps of our chromosomes and play a central role in the ageing process. Shorter…
Summit to tackle tricky problems of aging and dementia

September 17, 2019

Human life expectancy has more than doubled over the last century, and this sudden leap in longevity is…
Preliminary Study Suggests that the Body’s “Epigenetic Clock” might be Reversible

September 11, 2019

Efforts to extend the human lifespan, or in more exotic cases – even to achieve immortality, have recently…
New study suggests exercise is good for the aging brain

August 28, 2019

Exercise seems to endow a wealth of benefits, from the release of happiness-inducing hormones to higher physical fitness.…
Scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

August 16, 2019

New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new…
When a fix for one vision problem causes another

July 30, 2019

As we age, our eyes lose their ability to focus up close. It’s a condition called presbyopia, and…
How and Why Resistance Training Is Imperative for Older Adults

July 26, 2019

For many older adults, resistance training may not be part of their daily routine, but a new position statement suggests…
Modern maker trend could spur aging brains

July 22, 2019

Frustrated that her sweater got lost in the community laundry, 92-year-old Gigi took advantage of an embroidery machine…
Can We Separate Living Longer From Living Healthier?

July 18, 2019

Aging research indicates that better healthspan—the quality of life as we age—may be more important than lifespan. In…
Scientists map huge variety of animal life cycles

July 10, 2019

Their findings, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, come from a detailed assessment of 121 species ranging from…
Moments of Clarity, Glimmers of Hope

July 2, 2019

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events…
Excessive Napping Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Men

June 20, 2019

Excessive napping may be an early warning sign of age-related cognitive decline in older men, according to a…
Deleting Old Cells

June 18, 2019

New research from Harvard Medical School researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shown that insulin resistance in mice…
Aging delayed in older mice given blood component from young mice

June 18, 2019

An enzyme in blood of young mice extends life span. New research has identified a novel approach to…
Inflammation-driven deterioration of structural proteins contributes to aging

May 30, 2019

Aging-related inflammation can drive the decline of a critical structural protein called lamin-B1, which contributes to diminished immune…
Brain games? Yoga? What slows mild cognitive impairment?

May 29, 2019

As we age, many of us experience minor changes to memory, language and decision-making. These changes may represent mild…
A new pathway for an anti-aging drug

May 23, 2019

In 1972, Easter Island, called Rapa Nui, famous for its moai statues, offered a new wonder: the discovery…
Awareness is first step in helping stop ageism

May 17, 2019

Ever cracked a joke about old people? It might seem funny, but in a world where the population…
A new way to wind the development clock of cardiac muscle cells

May 15, 2019

These days, scientists can collect a few skin or blood cells, wipe out their identities, and reprogram them…
New Doctors’ DNA Ages 6 Times Faster Than Normal in First Year

May 15, 2019

A new study finds that the long work hours of an intern’s first year of medical residency are…
Environmental pollutants could impact cellular signs of aging

May 3, 2019

Researchers have linked some environmental pollutants with diseases, a decreased life span and signs of premature aging, such…
Aging Baby Boomers Push Sky High Incidence of Shingles of the Eye

May 3, 2019

More Americans are being diagnosed with eye complications of shingles, but older adults can call the shots on…
‘Longevity gene’ responsible for more efficient DNA repair

April 23, 2019

Explorers have dreamt for centuries of a Fountain of Youth, with healing waters that rejuvenate the old and…
A New Biological Aging Clock: Ribosomal DNA

April 8, 2019

Chronological aging is easy to track – birthdays. Biological aging can be obvious too – graying hair, sagging skin,…
Lifespan Links

April 8, 2019

Scientists have known for decades that caloric restriction leads to a longer lifespan. It has also been observed…
Study: Brain Stem Cells Age Faster in MS Patients

March 28, 2019

Brain stem cells in people with the most severe form of multiple sclerosis look much older than they…
Engineering Researcher Explains why Time Seems to Fly as we get Older

March 21, 2019

“Why does it feel that the time passes faster as we get older? What is the physical basis…
‘Selfish’ genetics amplify inflammation, age-related diseases

March 21, 2019

Aging affects every living organism, but the molecular processes that contribute to aging remain a subject of debate.…
New Insight into Aging Hearts

March 12, 2019

A team led by Harvard Medical School researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital has found that activity of…
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