Researchers are undertaking what they say is the largest open study on aging ever on one beloved subject — dogs. The citizen-science study, called the Dog Aging Project, is funded by a $15 million grant from the National Council on Aging.
What can kindness do for you? Give you a warm glow perhaps, or a feeling of well-being? While that may be true, scientists and academics at a new research centre say it can do much more - it can extend your life.
An unexpected link between the nervous system and ageing has emerged. They show that overall neuronal excitation is a major determinant of lifespan, and that it is higher in short-lived individuals and lower in the long-lived.
David Sinclair of Harvard University has studied aging and longevity for years and through a series of successful studies, has determined humans, in time, may defy the aging process with a boost to their genes at the cellular level.
Scientists at University of Cambridge say the results have far reaching implications for how we understand the aging process, and how we might develop much-needed treatments for age-related brain diseases.