This particular type of gene therapy gave mice younger bodies and 30% longer lifespans.
I'm determined to age gracefully. Though my wife plucks every gray hair she finds, I'd be bald if I did. Even so, I've kept myself up over the years, prompting my college girlfriend, whom I recently reconnected with to exclaim, “You haven't aged at all!" Except for more gray hair, that is. Perhaps it's just good genes. I've always chalked it up to stress-free living. So what can be done to overcome the aging process? Creams, lotions, and other products fill pharmacy shelves, but few have a truly substantial impact.
Researchers at UCLA have found Grim Reaper DNA in 5% of the population. But there is a bright side – lifestyle choices go a long way in overriding a shorter genetic life expectancy.
This discovery could lead to a whole new class of drugs for psychiatric disorders.
We tend to understand where our physical traits come from. We may have our mother’s eyes or our father’s chin. But when it comes to personality traits, we tend to think of them as our own. Psychologists go one step farther. They see things like anxiety or depression stemming from personal experiences which shaped us. Some studies however reach back even farther, are in fact passed down from parents or even grandparents.