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Why humans outlive apes: Human genes have adapted to inflammation, but we are more susceptible to diseases of aging

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

In spite of their genetic similarity to humans, chimpanzees and great apes have maximum lifespans that rarely exceed 50 years. A new study argues that humans have evolved genes that enable us to better adjust to infection, inflammat...

Why the new study claiming that humans cannot get older than 125 years is far from conclusive

News : The Raw Story

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit ...

Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve visible signs of aging in new study

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

(Jan. 25, 2012) – HOBOKEN, NJ – Human skin is the body's first line of defense and often mirrors the health, nutritional status and age of a person. Over time, skin shows signs of aging due to the gradual breakdown of collagen and e...

Report: Not all species age the same, humans may be outliers

Academics / General Science : TG Daily - General Sciences

Adult humans get weaker as they age and then die, but that's not the typical pattern across species. Some organisms don't appear to show signs of aging at all. These are among the findings in a first-of-its-kind study published in t...

Stem cell brain implants could 'slow ageing and extend life', study shows

Academics / Biology : The Guardian: Biology

Researchers hope to launch human trials as breakthrough shows hypothalamus controls ageing, with treated mice remaining fitter and living 10-15% longer Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the...


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