Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.
"I'm hearing that nicotine can help prevent memory loss in older adults... is this true?"
Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?
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.
Some social scientists found that overall, aging is associated more with positive, passive emotions instead of negative, active emotions.
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Learn about the sunny side of aging, on this Moment of Science.
Why do we age? Science didn't really start investigating that question until the 1960's.
Have you ever heard that older people need less sleep?
Scientists have been experimenting with ways to tackle problems like the muscle loss that occurs with aging. Learn more on this Moment of Science.