Scientists find genetic mechanism linking aging to specific diets

Your best friend swears by the Paleo Diet. Your boss loves Atkins. Your sister is gluten-free, and your roommate is an acolyte of Michael Pollan. So who's right? Maybe they all are.

Researchers find a cause of aging that can be reversed

Medical researchers have found a cause of aging in animals that can be reversed, possibly paving the way for new treatments for age-related diseases including cancer, type 2 diabetes, muscle wasting and inflammatory diseases. The researchers hope to start human trials late next year.

This microbe is immune to aging

While aging remains an inevitable fact of life, Max Planck researchers have discovered a microbe that stays forever young by rejuvenating every time it reproduces. The findings provide fundamental insights into the mechanisms of aging.

Memory 'more consistent with age'

Forgetting things seems to be a part of getting older which everyone accepts. But could the confidence of the young be covering up their own memory slips? Older people were more consistent in memory tests, research from Germany shows - although younger people did achieve overall higher test ...

Scientists delay aging by purging old cells

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have concluded that purging cells which accumulate with age could prevent or delay the onset of age-related disorders and disabilities.