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Longevity

How Old Are You Really?

How Old Are You Really?

A study has confirmed what many of us have been saying for years: age is nothing but a number. The researchers developed a method to determine the pace of ageing in individuals by looking at a range of biomarkers – including blood pressure and gum health. The study participants, all aged 38, varied widely in “biological age” and those ageing more quickly also looked older and reported more health ...

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Aging and the Hypothalmus

Aging and the Hypothalmus

The interface between the electrical and the chemical networks in the brain is a tiny region in the middle of the brain, the hypothalamus.

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GDF-11 Not So Fast

GDF-11 Not So Fast

A research report from Novartis may temper our excitement about GDF11, which was a runner-up for Science Magazine’s 2014 Breakthrough Of the Year.

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