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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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Crowdsourced data from Geni.com, which includes the actor Kevin Bacon, answers questions about marriage, migration, and more.

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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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Researchers find that while bats in the Myotis genus don’t produce telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, they possess 21 telomere maintenance–related genes.

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Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life

By Katarina Zimmer | November 16, 2017

Mutations in both copies of SERPINE1 can result in blood clotting disorders, but carriers might enjoy longer lifespan and health benefits. 

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Maintaining dynamic connections among the body’s mitochondria is required for the health and life-extending benefits of low-calorie diets for nematodes.

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image: Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives

By Bob Grant | September 5, 2017

High-fat, low-carbohydrate diets are shown to increase lifespan and preserve memory in two independent mouse experiments.

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Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution Found

By Shawna Williams | September 5, 2017

Genetic variants in Alzheimer’s- and smoking-related genes appear to be under selection pressure, according to a study comparing the genomes of old and young participants.

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image: Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn

Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn

By Aggie Mika | August 2, 2017

Food restriction decreases a metabolite that impedes associative learning in worms. 

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image: Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men

Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men

By Jef Akst | 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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