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Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men

By | June 19, 2017

A deletion in a growth hormone receptor gene is tied to an average of 10 extra years of life among men, but not women, according to a study.

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Recolonizing middle-aged animals with bacteria from younger ones kept killifish alive longer than usual, researchers report.

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RNA Pathway Helps Keep Flies Alive

By | December 22, 2016

An anti-transposon pathway previously thought to function only in reproductive tissue also helps reduce harmful mutations in body cells of fruit flies.

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Mammals May Live Longer In Captivity

By | November 7, 2016

A study on 59 mammalian species in zoos finds that most live longer in captivity than in the wild, although these apparent longevity benefits differ across species.

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Study: Human Life Span Maxed Out

By | October 6, 2016

Scientists argue that current medical advances cannot crack Homo sapiens’s natural age limit.

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The Oldest of Them All

By | August 12, 2016

Greenland sharks can live an estimated 400 years, beating the previous vertebrate longevity record, scientists report.

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Certain plant stem cells rarely divide, a study shows, possibly fending off an accumulation of potentially harmful genetic mutations in some species.

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First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy

By | April 25, 2016

A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres. 

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Cancer Detected in Naked Mole Rats

By | February 8, 2016

Two captive males of the cancer-resistant species have shown signs of malignant tumors.

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Hunger Hormone Slows Aging in Mice

By | February 3, 2016

Signs of getting older are less common among rodents with ramped-up ghrelin production.

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