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Aging Research

Dare to Be 100: How vs. Why

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I have just escaped from an intense three-day scientific meeting here in Santa Barbara arranged by the Glenn Foundation on Aging Research. It is a hig...

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.

What Can Astronauts Teach Us About Aging?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty

While we usually think of astronauts as explorers of life beyond this planet, scientists are discovering that astronauts can actually teach us a lot a...

Why We Shouldn't Underestimate The Creativity Of The Aging

Kelley Connors | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Kelley Connors

Here's what's key to know: Because of their greater capacity to empathize, older people can have a better sense of the things that may charge up another person's brain and get them excited. This is a caregiver's balm, capture YOUR creative spirit!

A Hunger to Live Longer: Do Calorie-Restricted Diets Promote Longevity and Slow Aging?

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Brooks

Want to live a long time? Who doesn't? Quite a number of smart people have staked their hopes for long life on restricting their calorie intake. It's an idea that rests on a not-inconsiderable body of evidence. But some new developments suggest it may be a questionable strategy.

Does Getting Older Always Mean Getting Weaker?

The Globe And Mail | Posted 12.24.2011 | Fifty

It's the chicken-and-egg question of aging: Do we become less active as we get older because our bodies start to break down, or do our bodies start to...

The Biggest Risk Factor For Top-Killing Diseases

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Aging research has far greater potential to repay the public's investment than disease-centric research, because the best defense is a good offense.

Saying No To Caricatures Of Aging

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

We all live by social clocks -- we gauge our lives by all sorts of beliefs that there is a "right age" for this of that attitude, this or that behavior.

A New Faze: Freedom From Worry

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

Maybe I should go sky-diving or bungee jumping (never done those before!) and see if I can resurrect that old devil-may-care from my youth.

Aging "Modifiable": Most Babies Born This Century Will Live To 100, Research Shows

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — Most babies born in rich countries this century will eventually make it to their 100th birthday, new research says. Danish experts say ...