How long will you live? Apparently your friends can tell.
The bowhead whale can live for over 200 years with little evidence of age-related disease. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this whale to find out why that is, which may provide untapped insights into how to live a long and healthy life.
Feeling younger than your actual age may just be good for you. Scientists have found that those who feel younger are liable to live longer.
You may be able to expect a few extra years of life. Researchers have found that people are living much longer worldwide than they were two decades ago, as death rates from infectious diseases and cardiovascular diseases have fallen.
There may be a way to tell if one woman will live longer than another. Scientists have found that women who are naturally able to have children later in life tend to live longer.
Scientists have found that blocking a pain receptor not only extends lifespan, but also can cause a more youthful metabolism--at least where mice are concerned.
Taste buds may be to blame for how long you live. Scientists have discovered that how you sense certain foods may have a powerful role in whether or not you live a long and healthy life-at least when it comes to fruit flies.
Are you shorter? Then you may live longer--at least that's the case if you're a man. Scientists have discovered that short height and long life have a direct connection in Japanese men.
Could there be a drug that can prolong a person's lifespan? When it comes to mice, there just may be. Scientists have created an experimental drug that inhibits a protein involved in physiological aging and actually prolongs the lifespan of a mouse.
Longevity differs across species; tortoises can live for over a hundred years while most rodents live for under a decade. Now, researchers have discovered a possible mechanism to explain these differences in longevity.
The widely used food supplement glucosamine promotes longevity in ageing mice by approximately 10% due to improved glucose metabolism.
Scientists have studied aging for years, trying to figure out exactly how it happens and how to slow the process. Now, they not only may have discovered a cause of aging in mammals, but have also found that it may be reversible.