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  • Health in old age is a lifelong affair

    Reduced food intake helps both animals and humans to improve health in old age and can prolong life. But when do you have to change your diet to achieve this benefit in old age? Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the Excellence Cluster for Ageing Research at the Universi more

  • Fruit flies live longer with combination drug treatment

    A triple drug combination has been used to extend the lifespan of fruit flies by 48% in a new study led by UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing. The three drugs are all already in use as medical treatments: lithium as a mood stabiliser, trametinib as a cancer treatment and rapamyci more

  • How cold temperature prolongs fertility and lifespan

    To delay the aging process of the entire organism at cold temperature, germ stem cells communicate with the rest of the body using the hormone prostaglandin, as David Vilchez and his team discovered. A moderate reduction of body temperature can induce a remarkable increase in lifespan. This phenomen more

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  • Nobel Prize for Solving the End-Replication Problem

    The Nobel Assembly awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Jack W. Szostak, and Carol W. Greider for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. With their ingenious genetic re more

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