Scientists change a single gene (and nothing else) in mice to increase their lifespan by nearly 20 percent.
A pair of reports have shown that a Mediterranean diet is at once a cancer fighter and a brain booster.
This video delves into the various factors that contribute to aging and tries to explain why it happens in the first place.
Whether we call it the fountain of youth, or just a beauty potion, humanity has long been on the hunt for a magic elixir to ward off the effects of aging. Now a research team in China has reportedly come up with what they believe could in fact be a real anti-aging formula.
For us humans, 100 years is a long time. 100 years ago, the Ottoman Empire was still going strong, and we'd only just discovered vitamins. Some trees, however, can live for thousands of years, and one of the oldest single organisms on the entire planet died in a fire in Florida just a week ago.
It's a good day to be a mouse with a premature aging disease, as researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have discovered that injecting old mice with a bunch of young stem cells can double or triple their lifespans.
The whole point of an exoskeleton is to make you feel stronger, faster, more powerful, and just generally way more awesome. The point is not to make you feel like an old person, like this one does.
No, this isn't some viral marketing for True Blood...I think. Some researchers at Stanford have just published a study that claims that when blood from a young mouse was injected into an old mouse that old mouse received a "rejuvenation effect."
Thanks to a new drug, you may soon be able to be morbidly obese without it having any sort of detrimental impact on your lifespan. At least, if you're a mouse.
There are two ways that we've been able to get mammals to live longer: genetic engineering, and calorie restriction. Neither of those things sounds like much fun, but scientists may have just stumbled onto a drug that can extend your lifespan too, by up to 20%.