Scientists pinpoint neural activity's role in human longevity

Neural excitation linked to shorter life, while suppression of overactivity appears to extend life span. Protein REST, previously shown to protect aging brains from dementia and other diseases, emerges as a key player in molecular cascade related to aging. 

Electrical jolts to brain restored memory of elderly to that of 20-year-old

Gentle jolts of alternating current to the brain restored the waning working memories of older adults (aged 60 to 76 years old) to performance levels seen in younger adults (aged 20 to 29)—at least for a little under an hour.

The mystery of the super-ager

There are some suggestions that people who are more optimistic age better than people who aren't. We're just starting to look at these personality traits and how they influence aging.

Scientists Have Reversed The Aging Of Human Cells In The Lab

The researchers were able to reverse the aging process of some old human cells by delivering a specific molecule to their mitochondria, the structures within cells where energy is produced.

Living Near Greenery Keeps Elderly People's Minds Young

A study tracked 10,000 British civil servants' health over many years. Using a sample of 6,506 aged between 45 and 68, scientists compared how reasoning, memory, and eloquence changed over a period of 10 years.

France starts work on revolutionary 'Alzheimer's village'

The inhabitants will be all men and women suffering from Alzheimer. Residents of the village will be able to shop in a small supermarket, go to the hairdressers, local brasserie, library, gym and even a little farm.

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again

Older adults who take an antioxidant that specifically targets mitochondria see age-related changes in blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, a new study shows.

Alzheimer's Gene is Neutralized in Human Brain Cells for the First Time

US Scientists managed to identify the gene that caused Alzheimer’s disease. Not only that, but they also managed to neutralize the gene so that it did not lead to Alzheimer’s development.

Long-term meditation found to have lasting mental health benefits

An extensive, seven-year study has revealed that consistent meditation over the course of a lifetime may help a person maintain attentiveness and reduce the extent of cognitive decline.

Number of older people with four or more diseases will double by 2035

UK study reports that the number of older people diagnosed with four or more diseases will double between 2015 and 2035.

Eternal Life Is Mathematically Impossible, Says New Aging Theory

Aging is mathematically inevitable - like, seriously inevitable. There's logically, theoretically, mathematically no way out according to evolutionary biologists.

Stem Cells From Young Donors Could Combat Frailty in Old Age

While far from an anti-aging cure, injections of ‘master regulator’ stem cells show promise in fighting symptoms of frailty.

Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.

Why we did not evolve to live forever: Unveiling the mystery of why we age

German researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process. They have identified that genes belonging to a process called autophagy promote health and fitness in young worms but drive the process of ageing later in life.

How to keep your brain young

A look at the research around preserving our brain health and keeping mentally active.