Understanding why older chimps tend to favor small circles of meaningful, established friendships rather than seek new ones may help scientists gain a better picture of what healthy human aging should look like and what triggers this social change.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
A noninvasive sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults by measuring brain activity.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~3 min
Researchers have built two machine learning models that gauge biological age and predict remaining lifespan in mice.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
The National Academy of Medicine is mounting a Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge that seeks to boost innovation on healthier aging.
Nov. 20, 2019 • ~12 min
Two global trends — the aging of the world’s population and the warming of its atmosphere — are set to collide in the decades to come, new work by an MGH and HMS researcher shows.
June 6, 2019 • ~5 min
Research into extending humanity’s healthy lifespan has been progressing rapidly in recent years. In February, a group of aging and longevity scientists founded a nonprofit to foster the work and serve as a resource for governments and businesses looking to understand the potentially far-reaching implications of a population that lives significantly longer, healthier lives.
March 8, 2019 • ~15 min
A half-day conference at Harvard Business School examined the growing promise of research on aging and the potential of now-experimental interventions to one day ease the burdens of infirmity.
Feb. 6, 2019 • ~10 min