Epigenetic Clock Developed to Help Study Brain Aging and Dementia
While most of us are probably familiar with the concept of the circadian body clock, which dictates our rhythms of sleep or wakefulness, a relatively new concept known as the epigenetic clock could inform us about how swiftly our bodies age, and how prone we are to diseases of old age. — Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology
Why do we get so picky about friendship late in life? Ask the chimps
New study shows nonhuman animals get selective socializing during aging — The Harvard Gazette
We are on the verge of a paradigm shift in how we treat the diseases of aging. The first medicines to make us live longer and healthier lives already exist, and massive investments are catalyzing the creation of many more. We are poised to be either the first generation to live for over a century, or the last generation not to.
Want to Live Longer?
Living longer, say to age 500, has social and ethical implications. Will we be bored? Will the therapies available to extend life be available to only the wealthy? Will longer life create overpopulation? Will euthanasia be a consideration? — The Conversation
Old Dogs, New Research and the Secrets of Aging
The ways that dogs grow and age may provide potentially useful similarities with people — The New York Times
Opossums, Hydras and Hummingbirds: What We’re Learning About Aging From Animals, Shots, Health News from NPR
New Tool Measures the Pace of Aging — Technology Networks
Articles / Research
What happens when we all live to 100?, The Atlantic
This Scientist Believes Aging is Optional, Outside magazine (book review of Lifespan by David Sinclair)
Groups / Organizations
Center for Healthy Aging Research, Oregon State University
Calico (Research and development company harnessing advanced technologies to increase understanding of the biology that controls lifespan.)
Judith Camplis from Buck Institute explains senescent cells— their role in aging and how senolytic drugs may mitigate and possibly reverse their effect.
60 Minutes features a study — 90+ — with residents of the retirement community, Leisure World, in Southern California. The study started in 2003 and continues to this day — asking the question: What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond?