Evidence builds that optimism might lengthen your life

A sunny outlook on life may do more than make you smile: New research suggests it could also guard against heart attacks, strokes and early death.

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.

Drug cocktail almost doubles lifespan of worms

A research team has discovered a combination of drugs that increases healthy lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans. Life-extending effects in worms could one day translate into treatments that delay ageing in humans.

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.

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut

Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

We could reverse aging by removing wrinkles inside our cells

A new discovery about the effects of aging in our cells could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases—and possibly even turn back the clock on aging itself.

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.

Exercise increases brain size, new research finds

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found.

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.

How to keep your brain young

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

Caloric restriction for anti-aging

The idea that reducing the amount of food you eat can slow metabolism and extend lifespan has been around for a while. Only recently has it become more mainstream.

How the brain’s hypothalamus controls ageing – and how it can be slowed down

New research shows that ageing can be controlled by manipulating stem cells in the hypothalamus.