Researchers have discovered a combination of drugs that not only appear to increase the lifespan of C. elegans, but also delay the rate of aging. The findings lay the groundwork for researching drug combinations that could produce the same effect in humans.
Vitamin D appears to engage longevity genes to increase lifespan and prevent the accumulation of neurotoxic proteins linked to age related diseases, such as Alzheimer's, a new study reports.
In mice, social stress can increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease and shorten life span, researchers report.
Researchers report that, at the molecular levels, aging may have originated at the beginning of the evolution of life. They suggest when it comes to genes, aging may not always be a negative trait, and may help an organism to survive.
Researchers report death rates slow after the age of 105. The study reveals there appears to be no fixed limit to the human life span yet in sight.
A new study reports women with symptoms of clinical depression have lower levels of klotho in their blood.
Young adults who acquire fewer genetic mutations over time lived five years longer than those who acquired them more rapidly.
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.
Extreme longevity will continue to rise over the 21st Century. Researchers estimate a lifespan of between 125 to 130 years will be possible.