Gregarious female giraffes that develop a sense of larger community live longer than those with fewer friends, a new study shows.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~5 min
A metabolite called colanic acid can extend the lifespan of worms as much as 50%. New research uses optogenetics to clarify that discovery.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
Having a female bestie gives male baboons a better chance of survival, a new study shows.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
From marmots to mole-rats to marmosets – studying many genes in many animals is key to understanding how humans can live longer
Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?
July 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Isolation and loneliness can have major physical and mental health consequences. New research shows socializing is critical to survival and longevity.
June 9, 2020 • ~5 min
A study of 17.5 million Americans born between 1950 and 1980 shows that food assistance pay off in future earnings, education, and even lifespan.
April 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Areas of the US with more fast food, lots of oil and gas extraction jobs, and higher population density have lower life expectancy, new research shows.
March 9, 2020 • ~6 min
"Apart from an increased risk of death due to suicide, we confirmed increased risk of death due to...cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes."
Oct. 29, 2019 • ~3 min
For baboons, the effects of early adversity show up years later in the next generation, even when those offspring had it easier than their mothers did.
Sept. 26, 2019 • ~5 min
People with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve "exceptional longevity"—that is, getting to age 85 or older.
Aug. 29, 2019 • ~4 min