Aging chimps show social selectivity

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.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

A noninvasive sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults by measuring brain activity.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Machine learning models predict mice lifespan

Researchers have built two machine learning models that gauge biological age and predict remaining lifespan in mice.

Stephanie Dutchen • harvard
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Grand Challenge encourages innovation in aging

The National Academy of Medicine is mounting a Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge that seeks to boost innovation on healthier aging.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 20, 2019 ~12 min

Harvard research shows energy use climbs with age and temperature

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.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 6, 2019 ~5 min

Anti-aging research: ‘Prime time for an impact on the globe’

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.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 8, 2019 ~15 min

Symposium brings spheres together to lend insights to action for elderly

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.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 6, 2019 ~10 min

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