We want to live better, more youthful days while we’re living longer. Diet, exercise and a lucky draw from the gene pool can take us
only so far, however. That’s where science comes in.
In this special edition from Scientific American, you’ll find firsthand reports from the researchers leading the efforts to understand the mechanisms of aging. They are teasing out ways to slow the biological clock as well as the degradation that time imposes on our bodies and minds. They are battling the diseases of age, including cancer and heart disease.