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.

How Exercise Changes Our DNA

How Exercise Changes Our DNA

Posted by: on Dec 23, 2014 | No Comments

A new study finds exercise changes the shape and functioning of our genes, an important stop on the way to improved health and fitness.

Seeking The Secrets Of A Super-Long Life, Scientists Sequence The Genes Of The Oldest Americans

Seeking The Secrets Of A Super-Long Life, Scientists Sequence The Genes Of The Oldest Americans

Posted by: on Nov 13, 2014 | No Comments

Supercentenarians have somehow managed to live past 110—and are often surprisingly healthy. How do they do it? Scientists are searching their genomes for clues.

Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal

Gene therapy successfully regenerates an old organ inside a living animal

Posted by: on Apr 10, 2014 | No Comments

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have regenerated an aged organ, in vivo (inside a living animal), to its youthful state though noninvasive manipulation of genes.

Computer-designed proteins recognize and bind small molecules

Computer-designed proteins recognize and bind small molecules

Posted by: on Sep 6, 2013 | No Comments

Computer-designed proteins that can recognize and interact with small biological molecules are now a reality. Scientists have succeeded in creating a protein molecule that can be programmed to unite with three different steroids.