Emma Morano passed away last April. At 117 years old, the Italian woman was the oldest known living human being.

Super- centenarians, such as Morano and Jeanne Calment of France, who famously lived to be 122 years old, continue to fascinate scientists and have led them to wonder just how long humans can live. A study published in Nature last October concluded that the upper limit of human age is peaking at around 115 years.

Classified as: aging, Siegfried Hekimi, maximum lifespan, average lifespan
Published on: 28 Jun 2017

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is not a crucial antioxidant -- and that consuming it is unlikely to provide any benefit.

Classified as: Biology, Research, mitochondria, food, aging, nutrition, McGill News, antioxidant, Coenzyme Q10, dietary supplement, Hekimi, Nature Communications, ubiquinone, free radicals
Published on: 6 Mar 2015

Classified as: McGill, aging, The Atlantic, Walking
Published on: 15 Oct 2014

What is the secret to aging more slowly and living longer? Not antioxidants, apparently.

Classified as: news, Biology, aging, apoptosis, Cell, longevity, Siegfried Hekimi
Published on: 8 May 2014

Study compares data from hundreds of people in childhood and old age

A new study shows compelling evidence that associations between cognitive ability and cortical grey matter in old age can largely be accounted for by cognitive ability in childhood.  The joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, The Neuro, McGill University and the University of Edinburgh, UK was published today, June 4 in Molecular Psychiatry.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological, aging, cognitive ability, cortical thickness, intelligence, IQ, sherif karama
Published on: 4 Jun 2013