aging
A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain
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
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
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
Evidence for Human Lifespan Limit Contested
Diana Kwon | Jun 28, 2017
Five groups of scientists criticize a widely publicized Nature paper from 2016 suggesting that humans can only live up to 115 years.
Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in Men
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
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”
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
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
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
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.