ageing

 
Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?
Humans have long sought the elixir of youth, so it is not surprising that even non-scientists closely follow the latest research into ageing. But...
Ageing and the secrets of our genes
Ageing and the secrets of our genes
Nobuaki Nagashima was in his 20s when his body began to feel like it breaking down. A member of the military, Nagashima was based in northern Japan...
Apple a day keeps Grim Squeaker away*
Apple a day keeps Grim Squeaker away*
The life of a mouse may not seem especially consequential to you, but it matters to the mouse. And it matters to scientists who are trying to...
Speak more than one language? This is what it does to your brain.
Speak more than one language? This is what it does to your brain.
In a café in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter. They are discussing a woman, that much is clear, but the...
Crowe Magnon misses the point
Crowe Magnon misses the point
Act your age, ladies! So says Russell Crowe, middle-aged Oscar-winner, streetfighter and frontman of his own persistently unsuccessful rock...
Forever young no longer just a dream
Forever young no longer just a dream
It is generally accepted as one of life's unfortunate but inevitable facts: we might be able to disguise the wrinkles for a time, but ageing will get...
Fancy some more T, vicar?
Fancy some more T, vicar?
Middle-aged women the world over are ... chuckling. At least I imagine they are, given the recent news that testosterone supplementation may increase...
DNA that sets your body clock
DNA that sets your body clock
A United States scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.
What it feels like to be old
What it feels like to be old
The Age Man Suit has ­ear protectors that stifle hearing and a yellow visor that blurs eyesight. It is nothing if not depressing. I drop a coin...
So how long will you live?
So how long will you live?
As a taxi takes me across Madrid to the laboratories of Spain's National Cancer Research Centre I am fretting about the future. I am one of the...
Too much TV may shorten your life
Too much TV may shorten your life
Watching too much television could shorten your life, a study suggests. Research carried out in Australia and published in the British Journal...
Warding off the effects of ageing through meditation
Warding off the effects of ageing through meditation
High in the mountains of northern Colorado, a 30-metre tower reaches up through the pinetops. Brightly coloured and strung with garlands, its...

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