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

Aging Demystified

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.

Getting to the root of why and when our hair goes gray

Studying gray hair could point to new approaches in promoting healthier aging — The Washington Post

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


Current News

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

Unlocking the mystery behind skeletal aging — Science Daily

Groups / Organizations

Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To, David A. Sinclair PhD, 2019, Atria Books

Successful Aging, Daniel J. Levitin, 2020, Dutton


Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist and author of Successful Aging interviewed by PBS

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?