A gene studied in fruit flies, and shared by humans, is activated leading to an increased lifespan.
The recognition means Japan is now home to the world's oldest man and woman, with 116-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka taking the female honors.
If you're a woman, postponing having children until mid-life may increase your overall longevity, a new study argues.
At 111 years old, Dr. Alexander Imich of New York City has been crowned the new world's oldest living man, according to Guinness World Records.
Thanks to the long arm of genetics, short men got plenty of reasons to live -- longer!
A handshake can tell a lot about a person.
An unusual (and creepy) experiment reveals that the blood of young mice can revitalize mental capacities in older mice.
Trace takes a look at how examining the blood of the world's oldest person could tell us how long humans can survive.
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