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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.
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
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.
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
Kerry Grens | Feb 3, 2016
Signs of getting older are less common among rodents with ramped-up ghrelin production.
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.
Periodic Fasting Improves Rodent Health
Kerry Grens | Jun 18, 2015
And a diet that includes a few days of caloric restriction each month reduces biomarkers of aging and disease in people, according to a small trial.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Mar 1, 2015
March 2015's selection of notable quotes
Week in Review: October 6–10
Jef Akst | Oct 10, 2014
Nobel Prizes awarded; transgenerational effects of mitochondrial mutations; fat-targeted gene knockdown; Ebola updates in Spain and U.S.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Researchers unmask a gene that protects
from lifespan-shrinking metabolic byproducts.