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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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Coping with death: Our brains are wired to think it only happens to other people

Warning: this story is about death. You might want to click away now. That’s because, researchers say, our brains do ...
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Why defining ‘death’ is so much harder than it seems

Pronouncing a patient dead in a hospital seems relatively simple: palpate for lack of pulse, determine that the patient's neurological ...
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Can death be reversed? Scientists partially revive brains of dead pigs

Despite technological advances, biology and medicine still lack a coherent and principled understanding of what precisely defines birth and death—the ...
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Life after death? Some genes turn on after we die, and we don’t know why

“We really know nothing about what happens when you die,” says Peter Noble, a former professor at the University of ...
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Viewpoint: Cancer rates are falling, but ‘our work is not done’

While it can be tempting to celebrate cancer rate decline, it's important to see that cancer outcomes correlate with an ...
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Why people with autism have shorter life expectancies

Two recent studies will undoubtedly shock individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These studies show a much earlier age ...
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What’s the line between life and brain death? Artificial intelligence offers hope of digital simulation

Since the invention of bypass machines in the 1950s, which can artificially maintain circulation and respiration, death has come to ...