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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.
Study: Microbes from Young Fish Extend Older Fish’s Lives
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2017
Recolonizing middle-aged animals with bacteria from younger ones kept killifish alive longer than usual, researchers report.
RNA Pathway Helps Keep Flies Alive
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 22, 2016
An anti-transposon pathway previously thought to function only in reproductive tissue also helps reduce harmful mutations in body cells of fruit flies.
Mammals May Live Longer In Captivity
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 7, 2016
A study on 59 mammalian species in zoos finds that most live longer in captivity than in the wild, although these apparent longevity benefits differ across species.
Study: Human Life Span Maxed Out
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 6, 2016
Scientists argue that current medical advances cannot crack
’s natural age limit.
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.
Mechanism Behind Extreme Longevity in Some Plants
Kerry Grens | May 5, 2016
Certain plant stem cells rarely divide, a study shows, possibly fending off an accumulation of potentially harmful genetic mutations in some species.
First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2016
A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres.
Cancer Detected in Naked Mole Rats
Kerry Grens | Feb 8, 2016
Two captive males of the cancer-resistant species have shown signs of malignant tumors.
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.