A new study reveals that the activity of the nervous system affects longevity.
Why do some people live into their 90s and others not make it past 70? Despite centuries of seeking the secret to longevity, we don’t have many answers yet, biologically speaking. But a new study from Harvard Medical School, published October 16 in Nature, has for the first time pinpointed the role of neural activity on the aging process and expanding or shortening how long an individual will live. (more…)