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April 5, 2018


The Mutated Gene That Can Make People Live Ten Percent Longer

People with this particular gene mutation lived 10% longer, had lower incidences of diabetes, and better general cardiovascular health.

August 23, 2017


Aging makes the brain less able to initiate and sustain sleep.

Goodnight, Sleep

As early as their 20s, people can experience a decline in the efficiency of their sleep receptors.

June 26, 2017


When worms reach adulthood, their behavior becomes much more efficient and competent.

The Ambivalent Teenage Years of Worms

Scientists are studying the neurological differences between adult and adolescent worms.

May 18, 2017


Scientists are studying the health benefits of regular sauna-going.

A Sauna A Day Keeps The Doctor Away?

A recent study found that more frequent sauna use has health benefits.

May 5, 2017


The way skin heals is a complicated process.

Older Skin Takes Longer To Heal

During World War I, scientists observed older soldiers' skin taking longer to heal, but didn't know why. Scientists may finally have an answer.

April 25, 2017


Bonobos are some of humans' closest living relatives.

Bonobo Bifocals

Humans aren't the only animals who become farsighted as they age.

April 12, 2017


Three decades of research have demonstrated that loneliness, or social isolation, has cognitive as well as emotional effects.


Experiencing loneliness can have a profound impact on your health.

August 2, 2016



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



A Switch for Aging

Scientists discover the switch that turns on the aging process.

July 17, 2015



Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

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