Research carried out on mice by scientists at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University found that the hypothalamus controls many aspects of aging, opening up the potential to slow down the aging process by altering signal pathways within that part of the brain.
Data published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity indicated supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids and that four months of supplementation with omega-3s were associated with longer telomeres in immune system cells.
The results of a long-awaited study of calorie restricted diets in rhesus monkeys which began in 1987, are finally in. But it did not bring the vindication calorie restriction enthusiasts had anticipated.
A recent study conducted at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre has found that a gene therapy is able to increase the length of telomeres in mice, thereby increasing their lifespan by up to 24 percent.
A recent study conducted at King’s College in London has identified a specific group of genes that, when switched on and off by epigenetic factors, play key roles in the biological aging of an individual.