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Biology & Aging

Human existence is basically circadian. Most of us wake in the morning, sleep in the evening, and eat in between. Body temperature, metabolism, and...
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, something has...
New findings by a Johns Hopkins University-led team reveal long unknown details about carbon deep beneath the Earth's surface and suggest ways this...
Is the secret to long life in a gene? We don't know, for now. A recent project to read the entire DNA sequence of 17 people aged 110 or older has...
A UCL-led study of 9,050 English people with an average age of 65 found that the people with the greatest wellbeing were 30% less likely to die...
Earth's ancient oceans held much lower concentrations of sulfate -- a key biological nutrient -- than previously recognized, according to research...
Every day, some of your cells stop dividing, and that’s a good thing. Cells that proliferate indefinitely are immortal, an essential early step in...
When we see how badly we're destabilizing the world, Wilson says, we'll turn to reason. Edward O. Wilson has been called the heir of Darwin. His...
New Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the...
All multicellular creatures are descended from single-celled organisms. The leap from unicellularity to multicellularity is possible only if the...

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