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The quest to conquer death: A brief history of longevity research

Published on 26th Jan 2016

Published on 26th January 2016

From the philosopher's stone to Google Calico, anti-aging and longevity research still captures our imagination.

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The centenarian tide is on the rise

Published on 26th Jan 2016

Published on 26th January 2016

Death rates have been dropping for Americans of almost every age for decades now. A study of centenarians, Americans 100 years and older, suggests that they are joining the ranks, as their death rates started to decline in 2008.

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Cancer drug clears Alzheimer's-related plaques and improves memory function in mice

Published on 26th Jan 2016

Published on 26th January 2016

A drug used to bolster the body’s immune system in the fight against tumours has been found to reduce Alzheimer’s-related symptoms in mice, including cutting the build-up of toxic amyloid plaques in the brain by half, and restoring certain memory functions.

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Using CRISPR to cure age-related blindness

Published on 12th Jan 2016

Published on 12th January 2016

In a new study, researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute have been able to hinder retinal degeneration in an inherited form of blindness called retinitis pigmentosa (RP). 

Read more @ GEN