Category: Thomas Perls

10 things the anti-aging industry won’t tell you

February 11th, 2014 in 2014, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Peeling back the layers to reveal the true cost of bottled youth…

Expert quote:

“There are no treatments that have been rigorously shown to reverse aging.”

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Last Living Man Born in 19th Century Likely Has Genes to Thank

May 28th, 2013 in 2013, ABCNews.com, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Jiroemon Kimura, the oldest living man, celebrated his 116th birthday this past Friday…

Expert quote:

“People who live to that age are incredibly heterogeneous, as if they have some key genetic features in common that get them to an incredibly old age.”

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Inkster woman, 113, earns title as oldest in U.S.

April 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Jeralean Talley is set in her ways. It happens after living 113 years…

Expert quote:

“Getting that right combination is what makes it rare. It’s like winning the lottery.”

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Unlike Benedict, many aging leaders keep working

February 12th, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

The world seems surprised that an 85-year-old globe-trotting pope who just started tweeting wants to resign, but should it be?…

Expert quote:

“Usually a man who is entirely healthy in his early 80s has demonstrated his survival prowess and can live much longer.”

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74-year-old defies time with hormones

February 7th, 2013 in 2013, CNN.com, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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A 74-year-old man, who says he feels like he’s 30, believes baby boomers don’t have to age…

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UMass Boston gerontology program suspended

February 4th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Since its inception more than 30 years ago, the gerontology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston has been regarded as a leader in aging studies and elder care…

Expert quote:

“The number of positions in which a BA in gerontology would be a huge asset, and probably a requirement, are going to do nothing but skyrocket  as the population ages. Their prominence in the field is huge.”

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Oldest Man Turning 115 Can Thank Lottery Win-Like Genes: Health

January 1st, 2013 in 2013, Bloomberg, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Jiroemon Kimura, who became the world’s oldest man on record last week, can thank a combination of luck early in life and, later, good genes for surviving seven decades longer than most of his peers…

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Big Pharma Cashes In On HGH Abuse

December 21st, 2012 in 2012, Associated Press, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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A federal crackdown on illicit foreign supplies of human growth hormone has failed to stop rampant misuse, and instead has driven record sales of the drug by some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, an Associated Press investigation shows…

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Contestants Race to Map DNA of 100 Centenarians

September 21st, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls, Wall Street Journal 0 comments

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In honor of National Centenarian Day on Saturday, 105-year-old Dennis Morris will likely email his pen pal, Henry Wasserman, 100, and wish him well…

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A New Medical Frontier

July 24th, 2012 in 2012, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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If you knew you were going to live to celebrate your 100th birthday, would you approach your everyday life differently?…

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