Life is short, but when compared with the lifespans of some creatures, human lives last almost an eternity.
A new study has found that a few simple genetic changes can make worms live much, much longer.
A new method for determining lifespans from DNA has offered up a perplexing figure for our 'natural' lifespan.
The Bank of America has predicted that extending the human lifespan will soon become a major pursuit.
According to reports, Indonesian national Sodimedjo was born in 1870, making him 146 when he died.
A new study has suggested that humans may be limited to a maximum lifespan of around 115 years.
Scientists studying the ageing of dogs have come up with a possible new way to increase their lifespan.
Researchers have revealed that taller individuals within a species don't live as long as shorter ones.
Scientists have identified a potential new way of extending human longevity by up to 60 percent.
The lifespan of the infamous great white shark appears to be far longer than previously believed.
A manatee in Florida has highlighted the way in which captivity can unnaturally extend animal lifespans.
Scientists have been able to use a single treatment of gene therapy to extend the life of a mouse.
A leading authority on aging has claimed that within two years a drug could be available to extend lifespans past 100.
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