articles tagged: aging
why it’s time to think of aging as an illness
# health

why it’s time to think of aging as an illness

There's a certain complacency implied by treating aging as a natural part of life that just needs to be taken in stride. It's time to change how we think about growing older.

how we’ll live for a thousand years. maybe.
# science

how we’ll live for a thousand years. maybe.

A number of researchers and utopian pundits are promising radical life extension, if not unlimited lifespans. But the science behind their claims is shaky to non-existent.

just in case you missed it…
# tech

just in case you missed it…

Would you pay $6,000 for advice from a doctor who claims he could help you live longer by making it up as he goes along?

who wants to be immortal anyway?
# science

who wants to be immortal anyway?

The good news is that we found a way to drastically extend life. The bad news is that it only applies to some of the simplest worms on the planet.

aging: genes vs. the environment
# science

aging: genes vs. the environment

Well, the good news is that there might not be an aging gene. The bad news is that there might not be an aging genes.

eat less, live to a hundred twenty?
# health

eat less, live to a hundred twenty?

Caloric restriction can add years to your life, but how many remains a very open question.

making cancer in a can?
# science

making cancer in a can?

There's a good reason for cells to eventually die, and if they become immortal, very bad things happen...