Longevity & Immunity

Innate and Adaptive

You probably know what the immune system is in a general sense. It’s your body’s great defender, fighting off illness and disease. You probably also know that it changes throughout your life. That’s where it starts getting interesting. Babies, when they’re first born, don’t have much in the way of immunity. Their bodies need to …

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Adrenal Aging

There are so many factors that can affect our longevity. Some of them, like genes, cannot be controlled, but there are a lot of lifestyle choices involved, too. You probably know that hormone levels change as you age, but how does that affect your actual lifespan? Let’s focus on one set of hormones in particular: …

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Slowing Down

Aging doesn’t just slow your movements and make it harder to exercise. It also slows the recovery process after the exercise is finished. Every ache and pain seems to last longer when you’re older. Is there any way to alleviate that effect? There are lots of possible reasons that aging slows recovery, and most people …

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Infectious Disease

As we’re perhaps becoming all too aware, health isn’t always an individual matter. In some cases, it’s a public concern. When it comes to infectious diseases, which can spread rapidly through a community, that community needs to work together to tackle it. When a disease starts to spread around a particular area or population, the …

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Senescence

Senescence is an ethereal-sounding word. It’s not something you often hear in everyday conversation, and if you’re not a scientist who researches aging, you might not know it at all. It’s a term for biological aging, either in a body as a whole or at an individual, cellular level. Understanding senescence is vital if you …

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Technology

Talk about longevity tends to focus on diet and exercise – the things we know are essential to a long and healthy life. Still, we’re in the modern world, and it’s probably no surprise that a lot of people are looking to the potential benefits of technology for increasing our longevity even more. Technology already …

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Genetic Testing

Many conditions can be discovered through a blood test, but that’s not the be-all, end-all of medical testing. If you’ve got a genetic disorder, it can only be identified with a genetic test. In fact, genetic testing has a variety of useful purposes. Genetic testing means looking at DNA to identify any changes in the …

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Stress

Ask someone who’s made it to their 100th birthday how they’ve managed to live so long, and you’re likely to get a variety of answers. They may blame good genes, but genes are only about 25 to 30% responsible for longevity. Some will link it to diet or exercise. Others will say it’s the benefit …

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