A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies multiple longevity genes

“We performed a genome-wide association study of longevity-related phenotypes in individuals of European, East Asian and African American ancestry and identified the APOE and GPR78 loci to be associated with these phenotypes in our study. Moreover, our gene-level association analyses highlight a role for tissue-specific expression of genes at chromosome 5q13.3, 12q13.2, 17q21.31, and 19q13.32 […]

Longevity and anti-aging research: ‘Prime time for an impact on the globe’

David Sinclair is among a group of researchers collaborating on a new nonprofit academy to promote aging research and drug discovery. “We’re generally in denial that, for most of the diseases that we get these days, the root cause is aging. I don’t know 10-year-olds that get Alzheimer’s disease or heart disease.”- David Sinclair The […]

‘Tickle’ therapy could help slow aging, research suggests

‘Tickling’ the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research at the University of Leeds. The new study explores the impact the vagus nerve has on age.  The therapy, called transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation, delivers […]

Do you LOVE your heart as much as it loves you?

What causes high blood pressure and what can you do to avoid it happening to you. The next time you are waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles, look around. The probability is good that one-in-three people, sitting, standing, taking a number or complaining at customer service, suffer from high blood pressure. According […]