The Surprising Influence of Smell on Aging

by Hannah Smithfigures by Xiaomeng Han If you ask any aging researcher, “What is the easiest way to make an animal in the lab live longer,” they will likely say “change what, or how much, they eat.” However, new research shows that it’s not just the food we eat that changes how we age, but that aging is also affected by the food we smell.  … Continue reading The Surprising Influence of Smell on Aging

Can Calorie Restriction Extend Your Lifespan?

by Isabella Grabskifigures by Jovana Andrejevic In 1935, a scientist named Clive McCay published a startling discovery: rats with severely restricted diets lived up to 33% longer than previously known possible. Over the last few decades, similar experiments have been carried out on countless species, from worms to rodents and even primates.  The specifics vary from study to study, but many show results just as … Continue reading Can Calorie Restriction Extend Your Lifespan?