longevity

Blood of world's oldest person hints at limits of life

Posted in Medicine on 25th Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

Death is the one certainty in life; a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world's oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it happens.

Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-aging project

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2014
by Alex Muller

Googles secretive Project Calico is aimed at defeating death itself, or at least staving it off far longer than ever before.

UK centenarian numbers rise steeply in a decade

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2014
by Alex Muller

The number of people living in the UK aged 100 increased by 73% in the decade to 2012, said the Office for National Statistics.

Gardening 'linked to longer lives'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2013
by Alex Muller

Pottering around the garden or fixing up the house has been linked to a longer life in a study of people over the age of 60.