Do You Know Your Life Expectancy?
For those of you familiar with the Alliance for Aging Research website, you may have already experienced our most popular interactive feature…the "Living to 100" quiz, a tool that calculates your longevity potential. For veterans of the quiz and for new visitors, we have good news! Based upon the latest research on centenarians, the calculator has been updated in hopes of helping still more people be at least centenarian-like and live well into their older years spending the majority of their lives in good health.
All Roads Lead to...Sardinia!?
Science in the Spotlight
A drug now in clinical trials for treatment of type 2 diabetes could eventually be used to promote longevity by treating or preventing major age-related diseases.
Detecting Depression Before It's Too Late
Get Mad Column
Spring may be a time of renewal, but it is also the peak suicide season, when the incidence of death rises with the warmer temperatures. Older adults with depression are especially at risk this time of year, yet few will receive medical attention.
Norman G. Anderson: The Scientific Explorer
At an age when most people are winding down, Norman G. Anderson can't stop working. He keeps inventing things.
"There are always new problems to solve," says Anderson, 85, a biochemist. The most recent of his more than 31 patents issued March 9. He's got 36 more pending.