Tag Archives: longevity

Blue Zones: What we can learn from the world’s longest-living people

Blue zone longevity

In 2008, an American writer and explorer named Dan Buettner published a book entitled The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. This book, which was an extension of a report Buettner wrote for National Geographic in 2005 about longevity, contained information about five ...

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World’s oldest person dies aged 116

Jiroemon Kimura World's oldest person

Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, and the oldest man to have ever lived, has died at the age of 116. Kimura – who was born on 19 April 1897, when Queen Victoria was on the British throne – died of natural causes early on Wednesday, Japanese media said. The ...

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Geneticists discover a way to extend lifespans tenfold

Genes DNA

There is now a way to extend the lifespan of organisms so that humans could conceivably live to be 800 years old. In an amazing development, scientists at the University of Southern California have announced that they’ve extended the lifespan of yeast bacteria tenfold — and the recipe they used ...

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Anti ageing drug breakthrough achieved

anti-aging

Publishing his work in the prestigious journal Science, David Sinclair of Harvard reports a breakthrough in the development of drugs that can block the aging process. The article is entitled Evidence for a Common Mechanism of SIRT1 Regulation by Allosteric Activators, and reveals how interaction with a single amino acid in the SIRT1 enzyme is crucial ...

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Amazing Medical Discovery: Transfusions of young blood appears to rejuvenate the elderly

Blood transfusion bags

Human history-altering newsflash: Scientists have demonstrated that injections of youthful blood carry semi-magical, rejuvenating qualities–at least for gray-whiskered mice. The researchers believe that the same might hold true for humans, suggesting that diseases like Alzheimer’s and indeed aging itself might be prevented through the transfusion of the youth’s vigorous lifeblood. ...

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