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Does your DNA impact your lifespan?

Do we know which parts of our DNA relate to our ageing, and how much of an effect it has? Georgia Mills spoke ... than for the rest of us. Joao - I became interested in ageing when I was a child. I was quite young and I first ... the internet so I wasn’t even aware that you could study ageing, but I was aware of the biomedical research. I knew we ...

The effects of old age on the human face. Portrait of Elisabetha Drum of Kittsee, Austria. Created by Michael Ströck

How old are you really?

... The team, from Duke University, also measured the 'pace of ageing' in the study group. This was calculated using the ... of those lines to produce an estimate for the pace of ageing. Most participants were found to be ageing at the expected rate of around 1 biological year per ...

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Gene signal informs Alzheimer's risk

... a profile covering 150 genes that can be used as a healthy ageing benchmark dubbed a "healthy ageing gene score" by the team. In the group of subjects ... examined, there was a 400 percent range in the healthy ageing gene score. "If we look at people aged 40 and 50, we ...

Elderly man holding a watch

Does gravity affect how the body ages?

... of white blood cells). So actually there is an advanced ageing effect owing to radiation exposure which outpaces the ... to a massive gravity your time does slow down but does the ageing slow as well? And if yes, how? Let me rephrase my ... possible that MR. Smith's body has slowed it's "natural" ageing process while on this trip? Do we have some internal ...

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Forever Young: Can Science Reverse Ageing?

Is ageing inevitable, or can science help stop or even reverse ... will keep us healthier for longer. We explore the world of ageing research... Forever Young: Can Science Reverse Ageing? ...

Saggital transection through the human brain

Cause of brain ageing discovered

... hope for a fresh approach to the development of anti-ageing techniques. Whereas previous investigations have ... a significant development in the ongoing quest to conquer ageing. What makes brains age, and a way to slow the ... has been uncovered by US scientists... Cause of brain ageing discovered ...

Artist's impression of red blood cells

Does young blood work?

... in America selling young blood plasma, as part of an ageing trial, for 8000 dollars. Georgia Mills asked Michael ... Not treating any particular disease but just as an anti-ageing treatment or something like that. I'm not 100% sure ...

 This image shows a display of healthy foods on a table. Foods include beans, grains, cauliflour, cantelope, pasta, bread, orange, turkey, salmon, carrots, turnips, zucchini, snowpeas, string beans, radishes, asparagus, summer squash, lean beef,...

Can your diet affect your lifespan?

... in early life has a very long term influence in the ageing process and, ultimately, in the regulation of ... my larval stage, do we know anything about adult diets and ageing. One diet that has attracted a lot of attention ...

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How to keep your brain young

... Medicine and he’s the author of the book Brain Rules for ageing Well. He took Georgia Mills through what happens to ...