Owning a Dog May Add Years to Your Life, Study Shows

In a 2019 study entitled Dog Ownership and Survival, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, dog ownership has been linked with decreased cardiovascular risk. Recent reports have suggested an association of dog companionship with lower blood pressure levels, improved lipid profile, and diminished sympathetic responses to stress. However, it is unclear if dog ownership is associated […]

Scientists Have Found Longevity Biomarkers

A group of scientists from Skoltech, Moscow State University and Harvard University decided to fill this gap and identify crucial molecular processes associated with longevity. To do so, they looked at the effects of various lifespan-extending interventions on the activity of genes in a mouse, a commonly used model organism closely related to humans.

‘Stressors’ in middle age linked to cognitive decline in older women Johns Hopkins Medicine

A new analysis of data on more than 900 Baltimore adults has linked stressful life experiences among middle-aged women — but not men — to greater memory decline in later life. The researchers say their findings add to evidence that stress hormones play an uneven gender role in brain health, and align with well-documented higher […]

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 […]