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Can science reverse physical aging? It can—in mice

Even though the average life-expectancy for humans continues to rise, living longer is often associated with age-related health issues. Now, ...
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Aging eyes? Staring at bright red light could rescue your vision

A few minutes of looking into a deep red light could have a dramatic effect on preventing eyesight decline as ...
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Cells that fight pathogens might also speed up human ‘inflammaging’

Our T cells let us down as we age, becoming weaker pathogen fighters. This decline helps explain why elderly people ...
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Defying conventional wisdom: How did these Italian sisters live past 100?

Recently in my endless email about COVID-19 popped up a new paper analyzing the health of two Italian sisters who ...
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Searching for genetic fountain of youth? Study suggests we’ll never find a ‘longevity gene’

What do naked mole rats, elephants, bats and whales have in common? They are all exceptionally long-lived mammals, and recent ...
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Destroying inflammatory ‘zombie’ cells could slow age-related disease

For decades, scientists had ignored senescent cells—which are trapped in a long-term state of cell cycle arrest—dismissing them as artifacts ...
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Debunking anti-aging myths and why no ‘single intervention’ is going to help us live forever

Today there are countless modern versions of the Fountain of Youth. Dietary supplements and other treatments are claimed to reverse ...
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Promises and pitfalls of treating aging like a disease

Over the years, the movement to classify aging as a disease has gained momentum not only from longevity enthusiasts but ...
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Is being obese similar to being old? Both make the body vulnerable to life-threatening diseases, researchers say

Globally, an estimated 1.9 billion adults and 380 million children are overweight or obese. According to the World Health Organization, ...
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Viewpoint: We still haven’t agreed on the definition of biological aging. That needs to change

I’ve been committed to understanding the biology of aging since I was a teenager, and my education and career took ...
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What’s your ‘ageotype’? Classification system explains why some of us are older—or younger—than we look

Study shows that "it’s possible to change the way you age for the better." ...
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Aging is ‘truly personal’: You could have the immune system of a teenager and the metabolism of a 50-year-old

One 50-year-old has the nimble metabolism of a teenager, while another’s is so creaky he developed type 2 diabetes — ...
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Age isn’t the thing that saps our memories: ‘Experiencing new things is the best way to keep the mind young’

Twenty-year-olds don’t think, “Oh dear, this must be early-onset Alzheimer’s.” They think, “I’ve got a lot on my plate right ...
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‘Proteomic clock’ could measure our true biological age through a blood test

A few hundred of the thousands of proteins circulating in our blood turn out to be a fairly accurate forecaster ...
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Aging as a preventable disease: Why living to 100 should be easy

Science is investigating some intriguing clues suggesting that aging and death may not be as inevitable as we thought. David ...
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Anti-aging pill ‘5 to 12 years away’

[I]magine if, instead of a pill you could take to live for ever, there was a pill that could push ...
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An argument for why no one should live past 75

[Physician Ezekiel] Emanuel vowed to refuse not only heroic medical interventions once he turned 75, but also antibiotics and vaccinations ...
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If we classified aging as a disease, would it change the way we treat it?

What would change if we classified aging itself as the disease?  David Sinclair, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, is ...
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Werner syndrome and the curious case of the Japanese man who is aging too fast

Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more ...
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Dementia warning signs: Unpaid bills, inappropriate comments, weight changes, reminders for simple tasks

What is attributable to normal aging as opposed to cognitive decline associated with dementia?  It is common to misplace keys ...
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Is there any point in living longer if we can’t stay young?

Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once. ... "...Over the past century, ...
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Worried about low T? Treatments may be a costly placebo—and could even hurt you

Testosterone therapy does little to counter the effects of aging. But it does have the potential to be harmful for ...
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Electrical brain zaps show promise at improving memory in older adults

Shooting electrical current into the brain for just 25 minutes reversed the decline in working memory that comes with aging, ...
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Longevity science: Pioneer biotech startup wants to slow aging at ‘the cellular level’

What sets [Harvard geneticist David] Sinclair apart from many of his colleagues...is his willingness to test his work on himself ...
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Can we slow aging by killing off toxic cells? This small human study passed its first test

A red-hot anti-aging strategy quietly passed its first test earlier this year after 14 volunteers took drugs meant to kill off ...
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How long can top athletes maintain that ‘elite’ status?

Think of the veteran baseball slugger who is good at guessing what type of pitch is coming. Or the aging ...
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Sending tiny organs into space in search for aging, disease secrets

In research that sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, astronauts are conducting experiments on miniature human organs—such ...