New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age
New Study Questions Whether Death Rate Levels Off in Old Age

A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.

A demographer’s model suggests the “mortality plateau” in the extreme elderly could be explained by clerical errors. Not everyone agrees.

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<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.
Infographic: How Muscles Age
Infographic: How Muscles Age
Gillian Butler-Browne, Vincent Mouly, Anne Bigot, Capucine Trollet | Sep 1, 2018
Numerous cellular changes underlie the decline of muscle mass and strength in the elderly.
How Muscles Age, and How Exercise Can Slow It
How Muscles Age, and How Exercise Can Slow It
Gillian Butler-Browne, Vincent Mouly, Anne Bigot, Capucine Trollet | Sep 1, 2018
Researchers untangle the multifarious nature of muscle aging. So far, the only reliable treatment is exercise.
Serum Survey Reveals Protein Patterns of Ill Health
Serum Survey Reveals Protein Patterns of Ill Health
Ruth Williams | Aug 2, 2018
Analyses of blood from thousands of people show distinct protein profiles are linked to complex diseases of aging.
Two Experimental Drugs Reduce Infections in the Elderly
Two Experimental Drugs Reduce Infections in the Elderly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 12, 2018
Despite the treatment being given for only six weeks, the positive effects lasted for a year.
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Risk of Dying Levels Off in Super Old Age: Study
Kerry Grens | Jun 28, 2018
The researchers say that their results are evidence we haven’t yet reached a limit to human lifespan.
Alzheimer’s Should be Characterized by Biomarkers: Report
Alzheimer’s Should be Characterized by Biomarkers: Report
Diana Kwon | Apr 10, 2018
A proposed definition of the disease emphasizes signs of neurodegeneration and the presence of β-amyloid and tau, rather than cognitive symptoms.
Caloric Restriction Slows Signs of Aging in Humans
Caloric Restriction Slows Signs of Aging in Humans
Diana Kwon | Mar 26, 2018
Findings from a randomized, controlled trial finds that reducing food intake decreases metabolism and reduces oxidative damage to tissues and cells.