Gene tweak extends mouse lifespans 20%

Gene tweak extends mouse lifespans 20%

Posted by: on Aug 30, 2013 | No Comments

Three-and-a-half months is just a blip in the life of a human being, but it’s a big deal for a mouse. That’s why researchers at the National Institutes of Health generated a bit of buzz this week with their announcement that they had engineered mice with average lifespans of 28 months for males and 31.5 months for females – about 20% longer than the life of the average, non-super mouse.

Americans’ Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension

Americans’ Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension

Posted by: on Aug 8, 2013 | No Comments

Many Americans do not look happily on the prospect of living much longer lives. They see peril as well as promise in biomedical advances, and more think it would be a bad thing than a good thing for society if people lived decades longer than is possible today, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Telomerase enzyme mapping may help fight cancer

Telomerase enzyme mapping may help fight cancer

Posted by: on Mar 28, 2013 | No Comments

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have for the first time mapped out the enzyme Telomerase and say the mapping of telomerase may help in the fight against cancer.

Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life, at Least in Monkeys

Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life, at Least in Monkeys

Posted by: on Sep 14, 2012 | No Comments

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.

Study finds injectable telomerase virus increases lifespan of mice

Study finds injectable telomerase virus increases lifespan of mice

Posted by: on Aug 3, 2012 | No Comments

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.