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A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain
Aggie Mika | Aug 8, 2017
In mice, injected fragments of a naturally occurring protein boost memory in young and old animals and improve cognition and mobility in a model of neurodegenerative disease.
Company Sells a “Biological Age” Kit
Diana Kwon | Aug 2, 2017
While the epigenetic clock is a useful tool for research and has solid scientific backing, scientists say the product’s use to consumers is limited.
Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 26, 2017
Once implanted into animals’ brains, neural stem cells that secrete microRNA-containing vesicles seem to contribute to an anti-aging effect.
Evidence for Human Lifespan Limit Contested
Diana Kwon | Jun 28, 2017
Five groups of scientists criticize a widely publicized
paper from 2016 suggesting that humans can only live up to 115 years.
Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men
Jef Akst | Jun 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.
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017
Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
How to Tell a Person’s “Brain Age”
Diana Kwon | May 21, 2017
Using brain scans and methylation markers, scientists develop ways to assess neurologic aging in humans.
An Epigenetic Aging Clock for Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 20, 2017
Scientists predict rodents’ ages by assessing DNA methylation markers in various tissues.
Human Cord Plasma Protein Boosts Cognitive Function in Older Mice
Abby Olena | Apr 19, 2017
A protein found in human umbilical cord plasma improves synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory in aged mice.
Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice
Abby Olena | Apr 12, 2017
A mouse study reveals a causal link between changes in intestinal microbiota and increasing inflammation as the rodents age.