Aging is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases. Figuring out what influences longevity and how to identify rapid agers could lead to healthier and longer lives for more people.
The protective caps at the ends of chromosomes naturally shorten over time. Researchers found that direct damage can prematurely trigger senescence and contribute to age-related diseases like cancer.
Preventing age-related disease could give us five more years of healthy life in older age.
Ageing is a disease and one that will increasingly be treatable.
Has the chemistry of ageing come of age?
Genetic testing companies are offering tests that analyze the ends of your chromosomes – telomeres – to gauge your health and your real age. But is there scientific evidence to support such tests?
It has recently been suggested that humans could live to 150 by 2020 simply by taking a certain supplement.
Scientists are hoping to one day be able to turn the natural dietary compound resveratrol into medicines to slow down ageing.
Researchers have discovered a new way to fight ageing and age-related disease – going after senescent cells.
Could it one day be possible to stay young without calorie restriction and tough exercise?