Evolving Health

When light enters the human eye it passes through the cornea, pupil, and lens to focus on an area of light-sensitive tissue called the retina. Near the center of the retina of...

Nearly 78 years have passed since the first experiment in the Journal of Nutrition was published that found that the restriction of calories without undernutrition would retard aging and prolong the...

With all the attention given to body fat, a result of the high prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes, skeletal muscle is often given the back seat. Yet holding on to...

Reference: Wolkowitz et al. 2011 March. People who suffer from major depression have a higher risk of age-related illness and earlier mortality (1 &2). Researchers from University of California, San Francisco...

In the United States, the number of obese older adults has reached disturbing heights—now affecting approximately 20 percent of those ages 65 and older—and is only expected to rise as more...

Maintaining a healthy body mass index, or BMI, is one of the most important ways to help you live longer, according to a new study published in the December issue of...

Aubrey de Grey Next up at H+ @Caltech this afternoon was the famous and fast-talking Aubrey de Grey, who provided a response to previous talks by Michael Rose and Stephen Coles....

Michael Rose, evolutionary biologist Michael Rose is an evolutionary biologist, of University of California at Irvine, who knows how to sum up the complexity of aging. He told us at H+...

Stephen Coles “Death is an imposition on the human race and can no longer be tolerated” – Alan Harrington With Harrington’s quote, Stephen Coles opened his talk on whether or not there is...

Mitochondrial genes influence life expectancy in beetles, a new study reports. Genetic research into aging and longevity revolves mainly around the nuclear genome, which encodes most of our multicellular bodies, but...