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Scientists have discovered why some people are ‘super-agers’

The researchers screened more than 1,000 people, less than 5 percent of whom qualified as bona-fide super-agers.

Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating ageing cells

Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.

We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.

A Major breakthrough in reversing the cellular aging process

A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.

A Surprising Breakthrough Will Allow Tiny Implants to Fix – and Even Upgrade – Your Body

Like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers, the medical implants of the future will go where they are needed, on or inside the body.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ethics of Lifespan and Healthspan Extension

Is life extension theoretically and technologically possible? Is it desirable for the individual and society? What actions should we take?

A philosophical quest for our biggest problems

The first big problem is death. Roughly 90 percent of everybody who has been alive has died by now.

Anti-ageing drugs are coming – an expert explains

It has recently been suggested that humans could live to 150 by 2020 simply by taking a certain supplement.

What If We All Lived Beyond 130 Years?

We might be the new generation of supercentenarians. Naturally, that comes with responsibilities and consequences.

Aging: past, present and future

Genetic studies have now firmly established that ageing is regulated by specific genes conserved from yeast to mice.

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