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What causes human bodies to age? Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind growing old

What causes human bodies to age? Most scientists agree that nine main factors are involved in the process of getting old. Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind aging.

What causes human bodies to age? Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind growing old

What causes human bodies to age? Most scientists agree that nine main factors are involved in the process of getting old. Here’s what scientists know about the biology behind aging.
Human genetic material is stored at a laboratory in Munich May 23, 2011.

A new kind of one-time treatment is revolutionizing the way we treat diseases like cancer and blindness, but not a lot of patients are using it

In the last eight years, gene and cell therapies have been developed and approved by the FDA for use, yet barely any patients are using them. One of the biggest hurdles for both patients and insurance companies is the price of these treatments.
A capuchin monkey in Trujillo, Honduras.

A scientist who studies aging reveals how restricting calories might offer protection against age-related diseases

Rozalyn Anderson, a scientist who studies caloric restriction in monkeys, explains why she thinks energy and metabolism are at the epicenter of the aging process.

Elon Musk says he’s so exhausted that friends are ‘really concerned’ — here’s how much sleep you really need to stay hea...

You could be one of those incredibly rare people that can actually get by on a few hours of sleep a night or you could be on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Animals that defy the rules of aging — like naked mole rats — could help scientists unravel the secrets to longevity

Naked mole rats and turtles are anomalies when it comes to aging. Scientists are studying them to figure out why these critters live so much longer than other similar animals.

Scientists think they have found the reason some people are left-handed — and it has nothing to do with the brain

The answer to why some people are left handed could lie in your spinal cord, according to some research.

People who sleep for longer than 8 hours could have a greater risk of dying early — but that doesn’t mean you should never sleep in

A new study has shown too much sleep might increase your risk of heart disease and early death. But it doesn't mention circadian rhythms, which are closely intertwined with our sleep cycles. To make the most of your sleep, the advice remains the same: consistency is key.
A Soviet-era nerve agent called Novichok was likely used in the March 2018 attack of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Novichok is a ‘dangerous and sophisticated’ Soviet-era nerve agent — here’s how it works and why it’s so lethal

Novichok, a rare and highly toxic Soviet-era nerve agent, was used to attack former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, UK authorities say.

The primatologist who helped popularize the term ‘alpha male’ says we’re using it all wrong

The primatologist who helped popularize the term "alpha male" in the 1980s argues that we misuse the term, and he says the best leaders, in both chimpanzee and human social circles, are intimidating but generous.