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.
Who would not want to live a long and healthy life? A freely available food supplement could help in this respect, scientists from ETH Zurich have demonstrated in roundworms. Vitamin B3 – also known as niacin – and its metabolite nicotinamide in the worms’ diet caused them to live for about on...
While ageing remains an inevitable fact of life, Max Planck researchers have discovered a microbe that stays forever young by rejuvenating every time it reproduces. The findings provide fundamental insights into the mechanisms of ageing.
I want to live longer and help others do the same. I assumed the most effective way to do that is by understanding the science of ageing and then engineering solutions to extend human lifespan. That is why I became a biomedical researcher and over the past several years I have pursued this goal almo...
Female mice with a high life expectancy are less active and less explorative. They also eat less than their fellow females with a lower life expectancy. Behavioral biologists from the University of Zurich reveal that there is a correlation between longevity and personality for female house mice, and...