Longlived, Cancer-Free Rodents Offer Possible Cures for Human Aging

If you want to live forever, one of the main things stopping you is cancer. Many of the mechanisms that prevent cells from aging also make those cells prone to carcinogenic mutations. But now a research team at the University of Rochester has discovered that small rodents like chinchillas (pictured) manage to live… » 9/18/08 7:00am 9/18/08 7:00am

An Anti-Stress Pill that Prevents Your Body from Aging

Click to view Stress runs down the body's immune system, which is why people with high-stress jobs or events in their lives are vulnerable to illness. Now a researcher at UCLA has discovered the link between emotional stress and physical damage — and she's going to develop a pill that will allow you to endure stress… » 7/15/08 3:40pm 7/15/08 3:40pm