Scientists from Stanford Medical Center have devised a technique for extending the length of human telomeres. It's a breakthrough that could eventually result in therapies to treat a host of age-related diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. It could also result in longer, healthier lives.
A new five-year pilot study has shown that lifestyle changes, like an improved diet, exercise, and stress management, may help reverse aging processes at the cellular level. But as exciting as this finding is, we’re still far from the proverbial fountain of youth.
This simple cartoon offers you a smart, concise scientific explanation of one possible way animal lives can be extended — by tinkering with chromosomes.
Humans age at different rates, as a result of various factors like lifestyle and genetics. Now, a new study from the ENGAGE Consortium suggests that people who age faster are at an increased risk of developing age-related diseases like heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and various cancers. The researchers suggest…
We're all used to hearing that the later in life you have kids, the more chance of complications there are. Research has shown that older mothers have children with a higher risk of Down Syndrome. And there's been some research suggesting that older fathers place their kids at higher risk of mental illness. But could…
New research out of UC Irvine shows that children born to women who experience unusual levels of psychological or social stress during pregnancy are more likely to show signs of accelerated aging than other children.