“Why would you want to study that?” This is a question I have received when I share that I research the genetics of frailty —… Read More »Across Generation Lines: The Importance of Studying Elderly Populations
What does healthy aging mean? Why do so many search for longevity? A medical student reflects on geriatrics and age-related diseases.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is not only the most common chronic condition of the joints, but also the most common type of arthritis, affecting approximately 27 million… Read More »Out with the Old, in with Repaired Joints
We’re getting old. Unprecedented advances in biomedical research and technology over the last century have increased the average human lifespan in the United States by… Read More »Genetic Double-Agents Are Making You Old
The famed Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon once traveled to the New World in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth. Hundreds of years… Read More »Progeria Effects in Cells Improved with an Antioxidant Found in Broccoli
An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the Lieber Institute and Johns Hopkins has discovered more than 50,000 regions of the genome that show different levels… Read More »Scientists Discover Widespread Age-Associated ‘Fingerprints’ in the Human Brain