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Exposure to parasites may have greater negative effect than previously thought: study

July 25, 2019

The mere presence of parasites can have a negative effect on hosts, according to new research by University…
New Analysis Finds Vast Majority of Dietary Supplements to have no Effect on Heart Disease and Overall Lifespan

July 18, 2019

A massive new analysis published on 8 July in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which included findings from…
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…
Lifespan Links

April 8, 2019

Scientists have known for decades that caloric restriction leads to a longer lifespan. It has also been observed…
Lifespan is continuing to increase regardless of socioeconomic factors

November 12, 2018

Stanford biologist Shripad Tuljapurkar had assumed humans were approaching the limit to their longevity – that’s what previous…
Why does it take humans so long to mature compared to other animals? Look to your neurons!

November 8, 2018

New Vanderbilt research finds how long humans and other warm-blooded animals live—and when they reach sexual maturity—may have…
Genetic Predictors of Lifespan Studied in Whites and Asians Don’t Apply to Black Youth

October 1, 2018

Protective caps at the ends of our chromosomes called telomeres protect our cells’ genomic information but shorten each…
Breeder meerkats age faster, but their subordinates still die younger

September 4, 2018

Despite rapidly ageing, dominant animals live longer because their underlings are driven out of the group – becoming…
Parental Life Span Predicts Daughters Living to 90 without Chronic Disease or Disability

August 20, 2018

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women whose mothers lived to…
Social stress linked to disease of aging and shortened lifespan

July 19, 2018

Society is becoming older and more vulnerable to chronic diseases that result in a poor quality of life.…
Latest research strengthens case that early exposure to pollution affects long-term health

May 16, 2018

Research led by the University of Southampton has shown increasing evidence that exposure to air pollution in early…
Night owls have higher risk of dying sooner

April 19, 2018

“Night owls” — people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed…
Drinking more than five pints a week could shorten your life, study finds

April 16, 2018

Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to…
Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan

March 2, 2018

Our bodies are not just passively growing older. Cells and tissues continuously use information from our environments—and from…
Number of Genetic Markers Linked to Lifespan Triples

December 13, 2017

A new large-scale international study expands the number of genetic markers now known to be associated with exceptional…
Parental lifespan genes could hold clue to longer life

December 11, 2017

A large-scale international study led by the University of Exeter Medical School has discovered new genes linked to parents’ lifespan…
Scientists found a way to enhance longevity by 10 %

December 1, 2017

Everyone wants to live longer and scientists are trying to fulfil this demand. There is a general belief…
People with Schizophrenia Left Out of Longevity Revolution

September 18, 2017

Since the 1970s, general mortality rates in developed countries have declined. On average, lifespans have lengthened by almost…
Biologists slow aging, extend lifespan of fruit flies

September 7, 2017

UCLA biologists have developed an intervention that serves as a cellular time machine — turning back the clock…
Nucleolus is a life expectancy predictor

September 1, 2017

Can a cell show its biological age? And is it possible to foresee an animal’s lifespan? Scientists from…
Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans

March 21, 2017

A 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda’s Kibale National Park has revealed that, under…
A special diet improves growth and fertility of fruit flies with no cost to their lifespan

March 15, 2017

Scientists can develop special diets that can speed up the development of the organism. They could do that…
Genome-based diets maximise growth, fecundity, and lifespan

March 14, 2017

A moderate reduction in food intake, known as dietary restriction, protects against multiple ageing-related diseases and extends life…
Sugar-rich diet in flies has long-term consequences and shortens their lifespan

January 31, 2017

Scientists found that flies live shorter if they consume a lot of sugar. Why would we care about…
RNA pathway plays key role in health, lifespan, fly study shows

December 22, 2016

Humans and other animals carry rogue sequences of DNA in their genomes called transposable elements (TEs). To prevent…
Larger brain size linked to longer life in deer

December 15, 2016

The size of a female animals’ brain may determine whether they live longer and have more healthy offspring,…
Childhood Adversity Linked with Shorter Telomeres

October 6, 2016

Psychological and Social Stress Associated with Health Risks in Adulthood Major childhood psychological and social stressors, such as…
Epigenetic clock predicts life expectancy

September 29, 2016

New research finds 5 percent of population ages faster, faces shorter lifespan Why do some people lead a…
Study results advance ‘transposon theory of aging’

September 14, 2016

A new study increases and strengthens the links that have led scientists to propose the “transposon theory of…
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