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.

Happiness Is Key To A Long And Healthy Life

Happy older people have a 19 percent lower likelihood of dying compared to their less happy peers, scientists say.

Turning The Hourglass Sideways

Science is challenging the notion that aging is an inescapable fact of life. Here are six strategies that have been shown to prolong life in model organisms, and, in some cases, even humans.

Longevity In A Bottle

With an understanding of the fundamental biological processes that drive aging, researchers are now searching for drugs that could prolong life.

How The ‘Longevity Gene’ Gets By With A Little Help From Its Friends

Researchers have identified a region in SIRT1 that controls how it binds to other proteins and thereby affects downstream metabolic pathways.

Elderly Chinese Living Longer But Faring Poorer

People in China are living longer but individuals in the oldest-old population experience poorer physical and cognitive function.

Live Fast, Die Later?

A study in roundworms has shown that speed of movement could be a useful predictor of longevity.

How Dietary Restrictions Enhance Longevity

Enhancing the activity of the enzyme GNMT has been shown to extend the lifespan of fruit flies.

Longevity: What’s RNA Got To Do With It?

A genetic screen has revealed that genes involved in RNA homeostasis also play a part in aging and longevity.

7 Must-Read Stories In May 2015

From classical music to educational achievements, there are the top stories that captured your attention in May.