Researchers have identified 2,000 genes in humans linked to longevity. The genes are associated with biological mechanisms that drive the prolongation of life in mammals, including DNA repair, coagulation, and immune response.
A new study of older adults who relocated reveals certain areas and locations can enhance longevity more than others.
People who are financially more comfortable during mid-life tend to live longer, researchers say.
The desire of older adults to live to an advanced aged was significantly reduced by hypothetical adverse life events, such as the prospects of developing dementia or chronic pain conditions.
Extreme longevity will continue to rise over the 21st Century. Researchers estimate a lifespan of between 125 to 130 years will be possible.
People born into families with members who live longer lives show better cognitive performance and a slower decline in cognitive processing speed as they age.
Adding selenium to diet products helps prevent obesity and increases healthy lifespan in mouse models.
It's not only our genetics and environment that play a role in aging and longevity, it's also the random, tiny changes that arise on the cellular level.
Modifying the levels of two different proteins active in two different brain cells extended the life of fruit flies by 7-9%. The treatment also reduced the buildup of Alzheimer's related amyloid plaques within the brain.
A new genetic study reveals the evolution of longevity and larger brains in capuchin monkeys.