Gerontology & Geriatrics

Unique MIT suit helps people better understand the aging experience

Visitors to MIT's AgeLab in the Center for Transportation and Logistics are greeted silently by a shiny mannequin in a jumpsuit and chunky red goggles, standing a little ominously in a glass-walled studio. While the mannequin ...


What happens to your body on a long-haul flight?

If crowded airports are a sign, Australians are keen to get back into the skies. And if you're flying long haul, in a few years you could have an even longer option.


How altitude affects the body

Every year, thousands of people travel to high-altitude environments for tourism, adventure-seeking, or to train and compete in various sports. Unfortunately, these trips can be marred by the effects of acute altitude sickness, ...

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