News tagged with centenarian

Centenarians epitomise our fears about growing old

Today we wish a very happy 116th birthday to Misao Okawa who was born in Japan in 1898, making her the world's oldest person. When she was young, Einstein hadn't yet grasped the mysteries of a relative universe, ...

Mar 05, 2014
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Centenarians a happy lot, survey says

(HealthDay)—Centenarians are more likely to be content with their lives than aging baby boomers are, and these oldest Americans tend to put more stock in healthy eating habits and exercise as keys to happiness, ...

May 03, 2013
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Eunuchs outlive other men

Castrated men living in Korea centuries ago outlived other men by a significant margin. The findings, reported in the September 25 issue of Current Biology, suggest that male sex hormones are responsible for shortening the li ...

Sep 24, 2012
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People born in the fall more likely to survive to 100

(HealthDay) -- People born in the fall, from September to November, are significantly more likely to reach 100 years of age compared with those born in March, according to a study published in the Journal of ...

Jul 13, 2012
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'Personality genes' may help account for longevity

"It's in their genes" is a common refrain from scientists when asked about factors that allow centenarians to reach age 100 and beyond. Up until now, research has focused on genetic variations that offer a physiological advantage ...

May 24, 2012
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'Rejuvenated' stem cells coaxed from centenarian

Scientists said Tuesday they had transformed age-worn cells in people over 90 -- including a centenarian -- into rejuvenated stemcells that were "indistinguishable" from those found in embryos.

Oct 31, 2011
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