Scientists Say the Clock of Aging May Be Reversible

Scientists Say the Clock of Aging May Be Reversible

Posted by: on Jan 13, 2017 | No Comments

At the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., scientists are trying to get time to run backward. Biological time, that is.

Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next

Scientists Can Now Radically Expand the Lifespan of Mice—and Humans May Be Next

Posted by: on Feb 4, 2016 | No Comments

With a bit of clever genetic engineering, a team of scientists has just found an astonishing way to significantly expand the natural lifespan of mice. Now, at least one biotech company hopes to translate this breakthrough to fight aging in humans.

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 percent

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 percent

Posted by: on Oct 15, 2015 | No Comments

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 percent longer.

Why stress of divorce could make you age more quickly: Breakups, bereavements and unemployment can make body’s genetic material deteriorate prematurely

Why stress of divorce could make you age more quickly: Breakups, bereavements and unemployment can make body’s genetic material deteriorate prematurely

Posted by: on Sep 24, 2015 | No Comments

It is one of the most stressful experiences faced by many. But divorce may have a lot more than emotional and financial costs – it could also damage the DNA of those going through it.

Longer telomere length associated with increased lung cancer risk

Longer telomere length associated with increased lung cancer risk

Posted by: on Sep 17, 2015 | No Comments

A large-scale genetic study of the links between telomere length and risk for five common cancers finds that long telomeres are associated with an increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma.