News tagged with age

Cancer drug makes fruit flies live longer

Adult fruit flies given a cancer drug live 12% longer than average, according to a UCL-led study researching healthy ageing. The drug targets a specific cellular process that occurs in animals, including ...

Jun 25, 2015
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How does aging affect athletic performance?

I remember the moment a few years ago while watching TV when I realized that if I were riding in the Tour de France, at age 42 I'd be the oldest person in the race. It hit me that my dream of racing in cycling's ...

2 hours ago
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Inactivity reduces people's muscle strength

New research reveals that it only takes two weeks of not using their legs for young people to lose a third of their muscular strength, leaving them on par with a person who is 40-50 years their senior. The ...

Jun 26, 2015
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