Pretty Grape: How Grape Seed Extract Makes Mice Live Longer

Research from China demonstrates that a flavonoid extracted from grape seeds increases the lifespan of old mice by killing cells that promote aging.

Sequencing Telomeres In A Snap

Researchers in Singapore have developed a new system for accurate and speedy telomere profiling, which could impact the diagnosis of age-related diseases.

Bilingualism Delays The Brain’s Aging Process

If you can speak two languages, sticking with one or the other could help prevent age-related cognitive decline, scientists say.

Looking For Lag As A Brain Aging Biomarker

Using MRI to measure a time lag between two blood drainage systems in the brain could be a quick and easy way to diagnose brain aging, researchers say.

Biobanks Reveal The Genes For Long Life

An analysis of over 700,000 individuals has revealed that high blood pressure and obesity are the strongest risk factors for accelerated aging.

Igniting Innovation—Bernard Loke Of BioLogic Technik

Cultivating a culture of open innovation has helped biomechanics company BioLogic Technik create useful technologies for Singapore’s rapidly aging population.

Metabolic Defects Precede Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

Researchers in Singapore have discovered that defects in cellular metabolism become detectable before the appearance of protein plaques characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

Seniors Care More For Strangers’ Financial Welfare, Study Finds

While young adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others, older people regard others’ financial outcomes as important as their own and therefore act more conservatively.

For Aging Adults, Weight Change May Raise Mortality

Scientists involved in the Singapore Chinese Health Study have found that a weight change of ten percent or more increases the risk of death in middle-aged and elderly Singaporean Chinese.

7 Must-Read Stories In November 2018

This month, our articles featuring leading ladies in science were popular; news about decaffeinated tea and probiotics also drew interest.