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Why doesn't Mackenzee Wittke age?

Mackenzee Wittke is a girl who stays young from year to year. In fact her body changes very little in any way. This case is drawing worldwide interest from scientists and the media since her condition stands out even among similar children.

Op-Ed: Young blood rejuvenates old brains? Yes, but….

Sydney - No, this headline does not mean you need to run around harvesting blood from schools or installing taps in your kids. Sorry about that. A new Stanford experiment has however found that new blood does contain properties that get old brains working better.

Removal of fat gene may slow down aging

A single gene appears to play a key role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism. Research suggests that deleting the gene in mice reduces body fat and extends lifespan.

Tech company aims to find the secret of human aging

Craig Venter, the genomics pioneer is starting a new company that aims to tackle the mysteries of human aging. For the project, Venter has teamed up with stem cell pioneer Dr Robert Hariri and X Prize Foundation founder Dr Peter Diamandis.

Alzheimer's disease may kill as many as cancer in US

Washington - Deaths from Alzheimer's disease are under-reported in the United States and the most common form of dementia may be taking as many lives as heart disease or cancer, said a study Wednesday.Alzheimer's disease currently ranks sixth among causes of death ...

Lots of sitting is dangerous for older adults

Washington - Spending too much time sitting may be particularly dangerous for people over 60, regardless of how much they exercise, according to a US study out Wednesday.The odds of being disabled doubled for each additional hour of sedentary time in seniors, said ...

Social contact, regular exercise key to living longer

Chicago - Social contact and regular exercise are key to aging well and living a longer life, according to newly presented research.In fact, feeling extremely lonely can increase an older person's chances of premature death by 14 percent, an impact nearly as str...

Report: Americans hold positive attitudes on aging populations

In a new study published by the Pew Research Center, American attitudes toward aging and their projected prospects in their golden years are seen as firmly positive.

Environmental stressors affect cell aging

Researchers have looked at cell aging, by studying yeast to mimic human cells. They found that caffeine potentially increases cell aging.

Stem cells artificially aged to show Parkinson’s effect

Scientists have developed a method for converting induced stem cells into nerve cells that recapitulate features associated with aging and Parkinson's disease.

New video sheds light on why we grow old

Liverpool - An animated short released late in November offers colourful insight intn the aging process in humans and how we can live longer and healthier.

Eating nuts has an association with longer life

A new study ties nut consumption to longevity. The theory is that the oils in nuts can reduce bad cholesterol and possibly inflammation.

Depression can 'speed up aging'

Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes that are shorter, according to a new study. This can lead to physical manifestations of aging.

Healthy lifestyles may help to protect DNA

Diet, exercise, and stress management may help to protect and strengthen DNA and resist the effects of aging, according to a new study.

Home Health Care: The cost saving plan for seniors Special

An industry for the future as well as the present, home health care is predicted to grow with the aging Baby Boomer population until 2050.

Your mother's genes can affect how fast you age

Mutations in genes passed from mother to child may increase rates of aging later in life, suggests a new scientific study. Worse still, in certain cases, mutated genes passed down from mothers may also predetermine aging rates.

New insights into skin aging

Researchers have made a discovery about the processes involved in the regeneration of skin tissue and the causes of epidermal (outer skin layer) aging.

Sleep, circadian rhythms and aging

Human sleeping and waking patterns are linked to the internal circadian clock that corresponds closely with the 24-hour cycle of light and darkness. New studies show that when the disruptions can lead to aging.

Year round use of sunscreen may 'reduce aging'

A new study suggests that an all year-round use of sunscreen significantly slows the aging of skin caused by the sun's ultraviolet rays.

Op-Ed: President Obama, President Xi, and the overpopulation time bomb

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are meeting at a retreat in Southern California this coming weekend, and the pressing matter before them is the one they will not tackle: population management.

Op-Ed: Long-term care is likely the future reality for Baby Boomers Special

Sonoma - As the baby boomer generation ages, issues of long-term care are most likely going to be getting a lot more attention in the near future.

Why do women live longer than men?

A study conducted by a team of Japanese scientists suggests that women live longer than men partly because their immune systems age more slowly.

Blood protein used to rejuvenate an aging heart

Researchers have demonstrated that a protein found only in the blood of young mice reverses the effects of aging in old mice. The next step is to see if this is possible to achieve with humans.

Study: Parabiosis reverses age-related decline of heart in mice

Researchers have found that certain proteins in the blood of young mice make the hearts of old mice younger and healthier by reversing age-related degeneration of the heart muscles.

Study: Brain hypothalamus immune pathway controls aging

Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, have found that the hypothalamus region of the brain is involved in controlling aging. They found that a pathway in the hypothalamus is able to slow down the rate of aging in mice by 20 percent.

Study shows nitric oxide may increase life span

New York - Research has shown that nitric oxide increases circulation and can be beneficial to those suffering from hypertension and congestive heart failure, but a new study suggests it may also increase our overall life span.

Study: Belief in God increases as people age

International surveys by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago indicated higher percentages of older people worldwide believe in God and the researchers speculated the difference may be due to more contemplation of death.

Swiss researchers examine potential formula for healthy aging

Researchers in Europe have recently launched a new study called DO-HEALTH that will examine strategies to promote healthy aging.

Study shows 'brain function starts declining at 45'

A report published by the British Medical journal states that mental reasoning, memory, and comprehension begin to deteriorate at 45 years old.

Op-Ed: Ending Ageing — An update from Aubrey de Grey's co-author Special

Aubrey de Grey would like us all to live forever, so would Michael Rae; he took time out from a busy schedule to update us on the current state of play in gerontology.
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