Genetic traits that influence longevity exist, and can certainly be passed from parents to children. But as a general phenotype, longevity is very complex. All the genes related to longevity will not necessarily pass to the children in a predictable way.
Cellular ageing has been shown to lead to age related pathologies.
Mental illness in 2018 is a huge issue affecting many people and unfortunately is still considered insignificant by many people. It isn't insignificant, that's for sure. But is it genetic?
A new study shows that different populations may have different gene variants, determining their telomere length. Something that is crucial to health and longevity.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of Amyloid beta proteins in the brain, causing neurons to die. New studies focus on how this protein may actually be beneficial for the organism in regular concentrations and how to improve the health of AD patients by modulating inflammation.