Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.
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?
Before sending humans to Mars or the moon, scientists need to understand what long-term space living does to the human body. Now results are coming in from the Kelly brothers in the TWINS Study,
Scientists have long thought that regions of DNA called telomeres control how long you live. We are now learning that it is your diet and lifestyle that shape your telomeres, not the other way around.
Detailed images of the anti-ageing enzyme telomerase are a drug designer's dream
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
It took years of attempts before scientists were able to clone a mammal from an adult cell. And with that success came plenty more questions.
It's a myth that hair and nails continue to grow after you die. What else have science discovered about death?
Cells must repair the thousands of bits of DNA damage they incur every day. These cellular mechanisms fend off cancerous tumors, and cancer researchers are working to harness their power.
Men who are unemployed for more than two years show signs of faster ageing in their DNA, according to a study published today…
A biological marker in the immune system can predict a persons ability to fight the common cold, a new study has revealed…