aging + longevity

Reverse Aging? Scientists Find Early Hints of This Holy Grail

It could be a major breakthrough. Harvard scientists have a new theory about aging — and some incredibly-encouraging thoughts about how to reverse it. A keen-eyed mouse suggests it may really be possible.

An Aging Japan Inspires Next Generation MedTech

Japan is one of the oldest societies on earth-over 25 percent of its citizens are over 65-and most project that it will continue to age rapidly in the coming decades. As a result, MedTech entrepreneurs...

Could Bats Reveal the Fountain of Youth?

Unlike other tiny mammals, bats and mole-rats live especially long lives. Now scientists are starting to understand why. At a time when interest in longevity is massive and growing, their answers might point the way...

How Tech Creates Jobs and Helps Aging Americans

The American home healthcare industry, already employing 2.5 million, is facing a crisis as the need grows quickly even as poor working conditions and low pay deter new caregivers from entering the field. Honor, run...

Longevity Moonshots with Craig Venter

StartUp Health NOW: Longevity Moonshots, with Craig Venter, PhD

Anybody Want a $25,000 Checkup?

Human Longevity Institute offers a $25,000 full-day full-body examination including genomic sequencing. It promises to uncover hidden health risks and enable potentially lifesaving interventions. The benefits, it says, are not just for you, but for...

Beyond Human: Life Extension, Enhancement, and the Future

If artificial organs, miniature robots, and advanced medications could keep you healthy, would you want to live for hundreds of years? Author Eve Herold's new book "Beyond Human" argues that we might as well get...

Will Your Golden Years Be Robot-Assisted?

When an elderly person needs dinner, “Herb” answers a command given on an iPad. He heads to the freezer, pulls out a frozen meal, microwaves it and brings it to the person—just like that. What's...

Mobile Health Apps Not So User-Friendly for Seniors

The rapid proliferation of mobile apps for health could hit a wall not usually associated with smart phones – they may be too hard to use by the patients that need them most. In a...