We have been preoccupied with anti-aging perhaps since the very dawn of self-awareness, and the implications of mortality it unveiled. We have, ever since, tethered our fears to faith and fantasy, tangled our aspirations up in fable -- about fountains of youth in particular.
Slow and steady wins the race?
Geronimus said the findings of the new study, based on quantitative physiological research, "line up perfectly" with previous
"Having shortened telomeres is a strong predictor of developing chronic diseases earlier in life," study co-author Dr. Elissa
The old model of the gene, which dates back to the discovery of DNA in 1953, says that our genes are fixed and unchanging.
"There need to be efforts to address policies that are discriminatory and also greater enforcement of existing protective
Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.
The following is an interview with Elissa Epel, a UCSF psychologist who has studied the health impacts of stress, from its effects on our DNA to its relationship to overeating, for two decades.
Why do we get older? It might seem like a silly question, but scientists have asked it in hopes that they might one day counteract