Latest about Ageing
'Biological aging' speeds up in times of great stress, but it can be reversed during recovery
By Sascha Pare published
Stressful medical experiences, such as undergoing major surgery or giving birth, can accelerate age-related changes in cells that then disappear during recovery.
Mysterious 'cryptic' molecules made by zombie cells may drive aging, scientists say
By Nicoletta Lanese published
Aging cells undergo a mysterious process called "cryptic transcription," and scientists now think they know why.
Extreme longevity: The secret to living longer may be hiding with nuns... and jellyfish
By Jennifer Nalewicki published
Some people live to be well beyond 100. But what genes and environmental factors contribute to such extreme longevity, and what can we learn from other long-lived animals?
We're nowhere near reaching the maximum human life span, controversial study suggests
By Carissa Wong published
Human longevity records may be broken in the next few decades, a new modeling study suggests.
Telomeres: What are they, and how do they impact aging?
By Rebecca Sohn published
Telomeres are sections of DNA that are found at the ends of chromosomes and seem to play a role in aging.
What are 'Blue Zones,' and do they really hold the secrets to a longer life?
By Anna Gora published
Blue Zones were proposed as regions with some of the oldest people in the world, though recent studies cast some doubt on the idea. Do these regions still hold insights about longevity?
Why We Find It Harder to Filter Out Background Noise As We Age
By Amanda Onion last updated
Hearing loss may be linked to the brain's inability to shut out background noises.
Does drinking coffee help you live longer?
By Martin McGuigan published
Habitual coffee consumption may lower your risk of heart disease and death in a given time period, but the jury is still out on whether it promotes longevity.
Scientists find species that don’t seem to age. What does it mean for humans?
By Stephanie Pappas published
Some species of turtles age very slowly or not at all, according to new studies of both captive and wild populations. How do they do it?
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