Posts Tagged ‘genes’

What Causes Aging: New Research Unlocks the Key

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

One of the mysteries that scientists are trying to unravel is the question of why our bodies age. If they can discover what causes aging, the hope is that then new ways of prolonging both life and health will be uncovered.
We have already increased our life expectancy greatly since the turn of the century, with the advent of antibiotics to fight disease, improved sanitation, and lowered infant mortality rates. Now that quality of life has been addressed, we are turning to the question of lengthening life, and looking at what causes our bodies to slow down and gray as the years pass. (more…)