Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals

Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.

Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.

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Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Metabolic Biomarker “Score” May Predict Death in Next 5–10 Years
Emma Yasinski | Aug 20, 2019
The researchers intend for the tool to eventually help doctors make treatment decisions.
Image of the Day: Alzheimer’s GenesImage of the Day: Alzheimer’s Genes
Image of the Day: Alzheimer’s Genes
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 19, 2019
Mutations within the MS4A gene cluster have been linked to changes in protein levels that affect disease risk.
Q&A: Organs on a Chip Head to the International Space Station
Q&A: Organs on a Chip Head to the International Space Station
Emma Yasinski | May 1, 2019
Lucie Low, a project leader for Tissue Chips in Space, describes the experiments that are slated to blast off later this week.
Young Blood Unproven as Anti-Aging Treatment: US FDA
Young Blood Unproven as Anti-Aging Treatment: US FDA
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 20, 2019
The agency warns that plasma treatments costing thousands of dollars, which supposedly treat the infirmities of old age, have not been proven “safe or effective.”
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Abby Olena | Feb 14, 2019
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
An Algorithm to Predict the Age of Your Lab Mice
An Algorithm to Predict the Age of Your Lab Mice
Anthony King | Feb 1, 2019
Researchers develop an app that can estimate the biological age of a rodent from its mug shot—and could give a boost to the science of human aging in the process.
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2018
A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.
<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
The Scientist’s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2018
From cellular self-digestion to the effects of exercise on the brain, our features editor picks her favorite art custom-made for the magazine.
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Even if people exercise, hydrogen peroxide and other reactive molecules continue to accumulate in the tissues.