Ageing

Who wants to live forever?

Longevity enthusiasts believe immortality is a worthwhile goal. But refugees from the past could create problems for future generations

Ageing and the secrets of our genes

A rare condition has caused this man’s body to age at super speed. Why?

Apple a day keeps Grim Squeaker away*

There have been many success stories in efforts to extend the human lifespan in the past 200 years

Speak more than one language? This is what it does to your brain.

Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.

Crowe Magnon misses the point

Actor Russell Crowe is grossly mistaken when he thinks that there are enough roles for older women if only they'd not want to play 21-year-olds.

Forever young no longer just a dream

American researchers think it will help to get rid of senescent cells, that were previously thought of as inert instead of trouble-causers.

Fancy some more T, vicar?

Testosterone may well help with male aging issues – if you don't mind the moobs.

DNA that sets your body clock

Scientists are finding that various parts of the human body wind down at different rates, writes Ian Sample.

What it feels like to be old

An innovative suit gives medical students an idea of what the elderly experience in their daily lives, writes Kate Connolly.

So how long will you live?

Far from presenting you with a fait accompli, the telomere test's value may lie in extending your life.

Too much TV may shorten your life

Watching too much television could shorten your life, a study suggests.

Warding off the effects of ageing through meditation

A study at a Buddhist retreat suggests eastern relaxation techniques can protect our chromosomes from degenerating.

Press Releases

UKZN scientists make the grade

Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lenine Liebenberg have been named in the African Academy of Science's top 40 list.

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity