Aging

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Sex chromosomes hold the secret to female longevity

Two X’s and ovaries extend life and protect mice from aging.

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How to stay healthy and happy through the decades

UCLA’s Alan Castel explains the psychology of successful aging in his new book, “Better with Age.”

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Adequate consumption of ‘longevity’ vitamins could prolong healthy aging

Most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals that promote longevity.

Now you just need to remember to exercise!

Even mild physical activity immediately improves memory function.

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Cracking the sugar code: Why the ‘glycome’ is the next big thing in health and medicine

The long sugar chains covering our cells could provide answers to cancer, aging and autoimmune diseases.

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Deciphering dementia’s gender gap

UC Irvine researchers win grant to explore why Alzheimer’s affects more women.

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Still alive at 105

New research challenges the notion that the human lifespan has a final cutoff point.

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Cognitive benefits of 'young blood' linked to brain protein in mice

Infusing old mice with the blood of younger mice leads to brain rejuvenation. UCSF researchers may now have figured out how.

UCSF Dena Dubal

Could a protein called klotho block dementia and aging?

Dena Dubal wants to stave off neurodegenerative diseases with a novel approach: blocking aging.

Powdered tumeric, the spice that contains curcumin.

Curcumin improves memory and mood, new study says

Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping. The compound found in turmeric has new benefits.

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