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August 2, 2016


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Living Past 100

Wouldn't you like to live past 100 years old? Science has helped improve our lifespan over the last century, but what about the future?

December 24, 2015


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A Switch for Aging

Scientists discover the switch that turns on the aging process.

July 17, 2015


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Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

August 28, 2014


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Thinking About Aging

Insecurities about aging can actually cause incompetence and health problems in elderly people.

January 13, 2014


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How Emotions Mature With Age

Lots of things change as we get older. Our emotions are no exception.

January 2, 2014


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Chocolate Brain

Could having a sweet tooth be good for an aging brain?

May 29, 2012


HGPS is a childhood disorder caused by mutations in one of the major architectural proteins of the cell nucleus.

What Is Progeria?

Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.

May 1, 2012


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Does Nicotine Prevent Memory Loss?

"I'm hearing that nicotine can help prevent memory loss in older adults... is this true?"

April 20, 2012


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Are Antioxidants The Fountain Of Youth?

Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?

July 24, 2009


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Losing Your Mind…Or Not: Reversible Dementia

In recent years, scientists have seen more and more cases where memory loss isn't just a natural consequence of aging. Sometimes it's caused by other factors.

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