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How accurate is our memory?

Cast your mind back to an experience from your past. For example, the last time you ate dinner at a restaurant. Take a minute or two to recall as many details as you can – who you were with, where you sat, any stray recollections... click to read more

  • Nicholas B. Diamond | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Views 6159
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 25, 2021
Age matters: how aging affects cancer

Aging is the main risk factor for cancer, with more than 60% of cancer diagnoses occurring in those aged 65 and above. Yet, the vast majority of cancer research that guides the discovery of novel therapeutic targets and clinical trials neglects to account for the... click to read more

  • Ana P. Gomes | Assistant Professor at Department of Molecular Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA
Views 1344
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 19, 2021
How low protein diets promote healthy aging

Age-related, life-threatening diseases – including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes – are a growing problem worldwide as we increasingly live longer. As a result, there is great interest in finding ways to promote healthy aging by delaying or preventing these diseases. Restricting calorie intake has long... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Views 2245
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 8, 2021
How to counteract age when the nervous system is damaged

As we get older, the body becomes more prone to damage and is less able to repair it. The delicate tissue of the brain and spinal cord (collectively referred to as the central nervous system) are no exception. With age, damage due to traumatic brain... click to read more

  • Nathan J. Michaels | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jason R. Plemel | Assistant Professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Views 1811
Reading time 4.5 min
published on May 11, 2021
What genetics teaches us about living a long and healthy life

Why do some people live a long and healthy life, while others suffer from age-related diseases? We know that this difference is usually explained by chance or environmental factors, such as diet and living conditions. But that's not all! We should also consider another important... click to read more

  • Paul R. H. J. Timmers | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute for Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Peter K. Joshi | Principal Investigator at Centre for Global Health Research, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Joris Deelen | Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
Views 2335
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 16, 2021