These immortal flatworms regenerate like real-life Time Lords

We know there are a few species that don't die of old age, like the giant tortoise and naked mole rat. But those species aren't truly immortal — as they still eventually die. These tiny worms might be a different story... one which could have major implications for humans trying to live longer. » 2/28/12 3:00pm 2/28/12 3:00pm

Why does the naked mole rat live 3 decades longer than other rodents,…

The naked mole-rat lives for thirty years - compared to 1-2 years for other rodents - and we've never found any evidence that it can get cancer. Now we're peeking inside its genome to figure out what makes it special. » 7/05/11 4:00pm 7/05/11 4:00pm

Turtles could hold the secret to human immortality

All animals eventually grow old and die. It's an inevitable fact of life - except when it isn't. Some animals, like tortoises and lobsters, never grow old, and learning their secrets could let humans live as long as they want. » 8/20/10 2:00pm 8/20/10 2:00pm