Cellular respiration has a downside: Its byproducts harm the mitochondria that perform this trick, endangering our brain cells.
A survey of Americans' well-being shows that seniors with low incomes are reporting worse mental health while their physical health is stable.
The latest Dean's Lecture Series featured AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on aging: "We need to prepare for a time when it's commonplace to live to be 100."
The health of poor, older adults in the U.S. varies substantially across local geographic regions, Stanford researchers found.
Stanford's Susan Golden discusses how life expectancy is steadily increasing worldwide and how to prepare and live a healthy long life.
This is the first in a series of three blog posts on aspirin for prevention. It clarifies the potential benefits and harms of aspirin use.
A geriatric care specialist talks about the special needs of aging patients and how the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine is responding.
Researchers discover a "genomic signature" that flags enlarged prostates, as well as two genes implicated in the development of the condition.
Old mice suffered far fewer senior moments on memory tests when Stanford investigators disabled a single molecule dotting the mice’s cerebral blood vessels.
Recent Stanford research on the importance of a particular gene in aging can be traced to a casual conversation between roommates.
Brain cells called microglia keep brains young by eliminating accumulations of protein debris. But their garbage-colllection ability fades with age.
In this In the Spotlight Q&A, Meera Sheffrin discusses her work as a Stanford geriatrician and offers insight into aging and health.
A wellness speaker/author calls for turning to the older members of our society for wisdom and advice.
With age comes wisdom: mostly true. But a new study helps explain why one part of us - our immune system - gets decidedly dumber with age.
Connecting with friends and family and remaining active are just a few of the tips for enjoying a longer life mentioned in this BeWell Q&A.
Stanford study finds the lifespan of people over the age of 65 in developed countries is steadily increasing and is showing no signs of slowing down.