White mice in a clear plastic cage
Different Genes Influence Lifespan in Male and Female Mice
Researchers say there may be similar, human genes whose effects on lifespan vary by sex.
Different Genes Influence Lifespan in Male and Female Mice
Different Genes Influence Lifespan in Male and Female Mice

Researchers say there may be similar, human genes whose effects on lifespan vary by sex.

Researchers say there may be similar, human genes whose effects on lifespan vary by sex.

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3D rendered images of three T cell
T Cells Ward Off Aging with Help from Their Friends
Natalia Mesa | Sep 16, 2022
Immune cells deliver packages of telomeres to T cells, helping them retain their virus-fighting function over time, research suggests.
Woman holding a glass of water in one hand and pill in the other
Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Andy Carstens | Sep 14, 2022
Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.
Time Traveling Mini-Brains on a Mission to Conquer Space
Time Traveling Mini-Brains on a Mission to Conquer Space
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Alysson R. Muotri discusses his launch of brain organoids into outer space and how microgravity enriches our understanding of brain development and disease.
ant with wings on white background
Secret to Reproductive Ants’ Longevity Revealed
Patience Asanga | Sep 2, 2022
Researchers say they've figured out how some reproductive ants live up to 30 years—far longer than workers.
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Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate
Andy Carstens | Sep 1, 2022
The Middlebury College neuroscientist explores enzymes that affect brain cell development and neurodegeneration.
An abstract stained-glass portrait of a woman with an image of an eye representing the brain
Through the Looking Glass: Aging, Inflammation, and Gut Rejuvenation
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Renewing the aging gut microbiome holds promise for preventing inflammatory brain and eye degeneration.
Artist&rsquo;s rendition of multiple <em>Neisseria gonorrhoeae</em>, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, depicted as two spheres stuck together, each covered in tendrils.
Gonorrhea-Blocking Mutation Also Protects Against Alzheimer’s: Study
Holly Barker | Aug 5, 2022
Research traces the evolution of a gene variant that reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, finding that it originally evolved in response to infectious bacteria.
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How Immature Egg Cells in Ovaries Resist Aging
Shafaq Zia | Aug 4, 2022
The cells’ mitochondria skip a key metabolic reaction that takes place in other cells in the body, a study finds.
A person holding a section of his face and looking in to his brain through a magnifying glass stock illustration
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Look at Aging Through Young Eyes 
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Aimée Parker shares how her childlike curiosity and collaborative spirit motivate her scientific pursuits.
old dog smiles at camera
Inside the Brains of Aging Dogs
Lesley Evans Ogden, Knowable Magazine | Aug 1, 2022
In a citizen science project, thousands of pet dogs are helping scientists to understand what happens to memory and cognition in old age.
Close-up of the head of the Aldabra Giant Tortoise. Her face is dirty from eating grass on a sandy beach.
How Slow Can You Go?
Hannah Thomasy | Jun 23, 2022
Two studies show negligible rates of aging in some types of turtles and other cold-blooded creatures, but that doesn’t mean they’re immortal.
A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Alysson Muotri shares how tapping into his inner creative spark fuels his pursuit of science.
Artist&rsquo;s rendering of aquamarine T cells in front of a blue and green background.
Study Links Stress to a Faster-Aging Immune System
Margaret Osborne | Jun 21, 2022
Health data from 5,744 adults over the age of 50 reveals an association between stressors such as discrimination and a relatively small proportion of younger infection-fighting immune cells.
A white lab mouse peers over the wall of a sprawling maze
Bacterial Metabolite May Regulate Cognition in Mice
Sophie Fessl | Jun 3, 2022
Microbes in the gut influence the death of support cells in the brain by producing isoamylamine, a study suggests.
Muscle immobilization leads to atrophy
Antioxidants Put the Pep Back in One’s Step
Niki Spahich, PhD
Delivering antioxidants via extracellular vesicles to atrophied muscles restores them during rehabilitation.
two muskoxen headbutting
Muskoxen Headbutts May Cause Brain Damage: Study
Patience Asanga | May 25, 2022
Researchers report molecular evidence of traumatic brain injury in headbutting animals, but other experts aren’t convinced.
Illustration of blue shiny mitochondria
Worms Live Longer with Mitochondria Powered by Light: Preprint
Alejandra Manjarrez | May 24, 2022
Increasing mitochondrial activity in worms by engineering a light-activated proton pump into the organelle’s membrane extends the animals’ lifespan without evidence of health decline, according to a preprint.
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Fecal Transplant Restores Youth to Old Mice
Roni Dengler, PhD
Microbiota from young mice reversed some aspects of aging and enhanced brain health in aged mice.
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Junyue Cao Applies Novel Approaches to Aging and Disease
Lisa Winter | Mar 14, 2022
The Rockefeller University geneticist is tracing the full lifespan of individual cells to better understand how and why humans age.