A gaggle of biotech start-ups are trying vastly different approaches to spin animal studies into the next big anti-aging therapy. It’s too early to know which, if any, will succeed.
May 6, 2021 • ~19 min
As people grow older, they gain greater control of their feelings. How do they do that — and can they teach young whippersnappers a thing or two?
May 5, 2021 • ~16 min
Some species live unexpectedly long lives. By studying how they do it, researchers hope to pinpoint factors affecting human longevity.
May 4, 2021 • ~16 min
OPINION: Because of the pandemic, I couldn’t visit him in his nursing home, and because of his dementia he couldn’t understand why. Mismanagement of this crisis has failed the elderly and caused incalculable hurt.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
What helps some people diagnosed with cancer, heart disease or diabetes stay relatively happy and healthy, while others are devastated? Psychologist Vicki Helgeson explains the traits and mindsets that can make the difference.
Nov. 19, 2019 • ~16 min
The eye disease causes millions to go blind. New treatments aimed at protecting nerve cells — or generating new ones — may slow or even stop the damage.
June 4, 2019 • ~10 min