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Week in Review: October 6–10

By | October 10, 2014

Nobel Prizes awarded; transgenerational effects of mitochondrial mutations; fat-targeted gene knockdown; Ebola updates in Spain and U.S.

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Longevity Diet

By | June 1, 2014

Researchers unmask a gene that protects C. elegans from lifespan-shrinking metabolic byproducts.

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Elder Pharmacology

By | January 1, 2014

Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.

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Lifespan Tied to Pheromones

By | December 2, 2013

In worms and flies, the presence of the opposite sex can reduce longevity.

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Mutant Mice Live Longer

By | August 29, 2013

Reducing the levels of mTOR in rodents extends their lifespan by about 20 percent, though not without consequences.

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Cool Genes

By | July 1, 2013

A thermosensitive ion channel helps C. elegans live longer at cold temperatures.

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Inhibit Mitochondria to Live Longer?

By | May 22, 2013

Researchers find that reducing mitochondrial protein production in some animals can increase lifespan by activating a protective stress response.

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A Scientist Emerges

By | August 1, 2012

At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.

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Longevity Study Lives On

By | January 24, 2012

A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.

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Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age

By | July 25, 2011

Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.

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