Supercentenarian's Blood Provides Clues To Extending Human Life

Prior to her death at the tender age of 115, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was the world's oldest woman. Recently, scientists had the opportunity to study her blood — and what they discovered could have serious implications to the future of rejuvenation therapies. » 4/23/14 2:47pm 4/23/14 2:47pm

Could this immortal hydra polyp inspire advanced rejuvenation therapies…

A tiny freshwater polyp called the hydra has a rather neat trick: It can't die. These polyps are able to accomplish this remarkable feat of apparent immorality by reproducing through budding rather than mating. But as geneticists from Kiel University in Germany recently discovered, the same longevity gene that makes… » 11/14/12 2:30pm 11/14/12 2:30pm