African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study
African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study
This evolutionarily ancient fish species has a lifespan that’s around five times longer than previously thought, and a gestation time of more than five years.
African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study
African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study

This evolutionarily ancient fish species has a lifespan that’s around five times longer than previously thought, and a gestation time of more than five years.

This evolutionarily ancient fish species has a lifespan that’s around five times longer than previously thought, and a gestation time of more than five years.

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Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Ginkgo’s Extreme Longevity Credited to Immune System
Lisa Winter | Jan 15, 2020
Genes related to the immune system stay active throughout the tree’s life.
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Ruth Williams | Oct 16, 2019
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.
Opinion: Biomarkers of Longevity Not Ready for the Clinic
Opinion: Biomarkers of Longevity Not Ready for the Clinic
John D. Loike and Ruth L. Fischbach | Sep 27, 2019
The science isn’t there yet, nor are the known interventions that ought to be combined with delivering such predictions.
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.
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Lifespan Less Heritable than Previously Thought
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2018
Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.
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.
Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  
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.
13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals Stories of Human History
13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals Stories of Human History
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2018
Crowdsourced data from Geni.com, which includes the actor Kevin Bacon, answers questions about marriage, migration, and more.
Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
Anne N. Connor | Mar 1, 2018
From extending lifespan to bolstering the immune system, the drug’s effects are only just beginning to be understood.
Mitochondrial Networks Explain Why Caloric Restriction Extends Worms’ Lives
Mitochondrial Networks Explain Why Caloric Restriction Extends Worms’ Lives
Jef Akst | Nov 7, 2017
Maintaining dynamic connections among the body’s mitochondria is required for the health and life-extending benefits of low-calorie diets for nematodes.
Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives
Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives
Bob Grant | Sep 5, 2017
High-fat, low-carbohydrate diets are shown to increase lifespan and preserve memory in two independent mouse experiments.
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. 
Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn
Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017
Food restriction decreases a metabolite that impedes associative learning in worms. 
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.
The Oldest of Them All
The Oldest of Them All
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 12, 2016
Greenland sharks can live an estimated 400 years, beating the previous vertebrate longevity record, scientists report.
Hunger Hormone Slows Aging in Mice
Hunger Hormone Slows Aging in Mice
Kerry Grens | Feb 3, 2016
Signs of getting older are less common among rodents with ramped-up ghrelin production.
Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer
Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer
Kerry Grens | Jul 14, 2015
Calorie restriction in the organism extends lifespan, supporting a long-standing view that had been challenged by a study published last year.