There is reason to believe that Dolly, the cloned sheep, inherited some of the wear and tear suffered by her six-year-old mother's cells. The ends of Dolly's chromosomes are shorter than those of

Thefruitflies seem to live longer on a poor diet. Why?

ARMED forces medical services have started giving a lot of importance to geriatric medicine. Studies have revealed that a large number of patients admitted to military hospitals suffer from

DNAs: the key to perpetual youth

If you want to live longer, you may have to go hungry

Large portions of cultivable land may be lost to the desert in northwest China by end 1997

Demographers say world population will decline and one fifth of it would be above 50 years by 2050

An interlocking bed and wheelchair has been developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which could help disabled or elderly people to move from bed to chair without help. The

By the end of the century, China will emerge as a society comprising aged people. The number of people aged 65 and above is rapidly increasing in China reflecting a change in the age structure of

A common antibiotic may be as effective as oestrogen in preventing devastating bone loss caused by osteoporosis, suggests a new study conducted in the US. Minocycline, a derivative of

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