longevity
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.
Study: Microbes from Young Fish Extend Older Fish’s Lives
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
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
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
Study: Human Life Span Maxed Out
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 6, 2016
Scientists argue that current medical advances cannot crack Homo sapiens’s natural age limit.
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.
Mechanism Behind Extreme Longevity in Some Plants
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
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
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
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.