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Findings from a randomized, controlled trial finds that reducing food intake decreases metabolism and reduces oxidative damage to tissues and cells.

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A study finds that the vaccine’s effects wear off as a person ages, suggesting a need for booster shots.

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image: Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results

Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 21, 2018

Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.  

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The findings suggest that faster synthesis, rather than decreased clearance, causes the protein to build up in neurons.

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The findings contradict what has been observed in humans.  

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Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells

By The Scientist Staff | March 13, 2018

Scientists identified a gene involved in the age-related deterioration of mouse neural stem cells.

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In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.

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Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?

By Anne N. Connor | March 1, 2018

From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug’s effects are only just beginning to be understood.

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image: Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease

Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease

By Vikramjit Lahiri and Daniel J. Klionsky | March 1, 2018

New details of the molecular process by which our cells consume themselves point to therapeutic potential.

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Rapping About Rapamycin

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Relive the Lasker Award speech from University of Basel biologist Michael Hall.

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