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Man doing pushups

Drop and give me 40

Pushup capacity could be no-cost way to assess cardio risks


Illustration of man's shadow forming hands on a clock.

Finding our genomic clockwork

Harvard researchers discover a biomarker that can determine both chronological and biological age


An illustration of a tardigrade, which is capable of withstanding dehydration and cosmic radiation.

The master of survival

Could an extremophile hold the secret to redefining the treatment of devastating injuries?


ZIP code or genetic code?

Researchers tap massive database to determine the effects of genes and environment in 560 common conditions


Paola Arlotta.

Rewinding the brain

In the glimpse of the past provided by organoids, Paola Arlotta sees a chance to shape the future of how we fight neurological disease


A fentanyl user holds a needle.

A nation nearer to the grave

Another decline in U.S. life expectancy signals urgent need for more comprehensive strategy against opioids, suicide, specialist says