aging

Insights on Healthy Aging

Insights on Healthy Aging

Researchers from Harvard University have uncovered a biological mechanism that affects aging greatly. Their study shows that caloric restriction and exercise delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by rejuvenating the connections between nerves and the muscles that they ...

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Genetic Links to Human Longevity

Genetic Links to Human Longevity

Scientists at Boston University and Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts have discovered a group of genetic variants that can predict long life in humans with 77% accuracy. By examining the genomes of people over the age of one hundred, researchers ...

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The Link Between Stress and Illness

The Link Between Stress and Illness

Do you like being under pressure? Do you enjoy running around like a mouse on a wheel? Think again. Scientists from UCLA have discovered a cellular mechanism linking between stress, aging, and illness. This discovery could potentially help create drugs ...

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The Key to Living Healthily Ever After

Biologists at the University of Southern California have achieved a 10-fold life span extension in baker’s yeast. By mutating two of the yeast’s genes and restricting its calorie consumption, the researchers accomplished this record longevity with no apparent side effects. ...

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