News tagged with human longevity

The tablet of youth

At TEDxSydney 2013 the Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School shares a new concept about why we age and how it should be possible to develop medicines to reverse it.

Apr 23, 2013
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Gene variants found to affect human lifespan

By broadly comparing the DNA of children to that of elderly people, gene researchers have identified gene variants that influence lifespan, either by raising disease risk or by providing protection from disease.

Feb 04, 2013
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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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