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

Ageing population will

We can live healthy lives well into our hundreds, science claims, but is ageing really a disease that can be cured? Scientist are now looking at the mechanism of the gene that causes the rapid acceleration of ageing

Human growth hormone, the drug hyped for being able to reverse the process of aging is exposed for its inefficiency

Research looks into the DNA factor acting as a stimulant for aging

A link has been established between aging and cell division by scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, California. Earlier tests had shown that cells growing in culture medium stopped

• The Shiv Sena-BJP bigwigs in Bombay have reintroduced the bill banning the slaughter of cows and calves. The new, "improved" bill calls for an imprisonment increased from 2 years to 5 years

A timeless dream: eternal youth, unblemished by illness. The search for the font of immortality has taken a late 20th century turn into what seems like fantasy science. The basis of this search is the belief that if death cannot be staved off forever, hum