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Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain

By | August 31, 2011

A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.

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The Risk of Aging Fathers

By | August 30, 2011

Older male mice sired offspring that had more copy number mutations, including several linked to autism and schizophrenia.

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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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Genome Digest

By | July 13, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Circadian Signs of Aging

By | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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Spit test predicts age

By | June 23, 2011

Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.

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The Axis of Aging

By | June 14, 2011

Editor's choice in developmental biology

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Fountain of Youth?

By | April 1, 2011

Preston Estep discusses the role that telomeres play in the aging process.

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Losers Fight Back

By | February 1, 2011

Editor's choice in developmental biology

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