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Gene that mediates ageing identified

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 17:26

In what could point towards the possibility of one day using therapeutics to combat ageing, researchers have found in animal models that a single gene plays a surprising role in ageing that can be detected early in development.

`Trust hormone` oxytocin helps repair old muscles

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 14:40

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that oxytocin-a hormone associated with maternal nurturing, social attachments, childbirth and sex-is indispensable for healthy muscle maintenance and repair.

Being bilingual can slow brain ageing

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 21:36

Speaking two or more languages may slow down cognitive decline caused by ageing, a new study has found.

Study suggests speaking different languages sharpens brain

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 12:12

A new study has revealed that being bilingual allows to keep the brain sharp.

Environmental toxins could make you look older than your years

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:49

Researchers have said that the amount of exposure to harmful substances, such as benzene and cigarette smoke, in the environment is the reason behind some 75-year-olds being downright spry while others barely being able to get around.

Golden rules to fight Alzheimer`s revealed

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 17:28

Specialists have revealed few simple guidelines that can help prevent deadly dementia.

Smarter people live longer: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:45

Beyond making smarter choices in life, intelligent people also live longer because they have biology working in their favour, according to a new study.

Sense of purpose could add years to your life

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:48

Researchers have said that feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age.

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