List of media coverage for our longevity studies

         Did you ever try to see how your research findings are discussed by others, not just in scientific papers, but also in the media?
       Recently we have explored the media reports out of curiosity, and we have found that this is very interesting and sometimes even an entertaining experience!
     Here is the list of media coverage for our longevity studies (with weblinks to original text provided, see below). It turned out that feature stories about our scientific findings were published in Science, The Scientist, New Scientist, The New York Times, Washington Post, Sunday Times London, The Guardian (UK) , Reuters , The Telegraph (UK) , The Independent (London) and in a dozen of other editions listed below.
         It was surprising and rewarding to observe such level of media interest to our studies! We hope that this media attention perhaps could help us to find a philanthropic support to continue these important longevity studies. Please drop us a note if you can advise us on this issue. Thanks! Kind regards,

Dr. Leonid A. Gavrilov, Ph.D.
Center on Aging
NORC/University of Chicago
http://longevity-science.org/

 

List of Media Coverage of Longevity Science (in reversed chronological order)

2014

Could Your Birthday Predict Your Fate ?
BBC News - August 21, 2014

2013

WATCH: "Human Longevity and a New Vision of Aging"
Journalism.co.uk (press release) - August 29, 2013

New Video on Aging: ‘For Centenarians, It All Begins at Birth’
PensionCalculator.org - August 28, 2013

Want to Live to 100? Researchers Discover Trends for Longevity
PensionCalculator.org - May 27, 2013

Scientists Discover Trends in Males Living to 100
Journalism.co.uk (press release) - May 22, 2013

Parental longevity strong predictor of centenarians
LifeHealthPro (Life & Health Insurance News) - May 8, 2013

Research Shows Children Born to Younger Mothers Live Longer
PensionCalculator.org - March 28, 2013

Study Links Mother’s Age at Childbirth to Longer Life
Journalism.co.uk - March 27, 2013

Exclusive: How We Age is Determined By Our Genes
PensionCalculator.org - February 24, 2013

Research Reveals Ageing Related to Genetic Programming
Journalism.co.uk - February 20, 2013

2012

Will We Live Forever?
RGA Quarterly: Europe (Reinsurance Group of America Quarterly Newsletter)
December 2012, pages 9 - 11

Born in the Fall? You May See 100
The NIH Record (National Institutes of Health newsletter)
vol. LXIV, no. 22, page 5 - October 26, 2012

Wie beeinflusst das Geburtsdatum den Lebensweg?
[How does the date of birth influence the path of life?]
Badische Zeitung - August 25, 2012
(German newspaper: circulation of 151,000 and about 440,000 readers)

Research reveals secrets to longer, healthier life
Daily Herald - July 30, 2012

Born in the Fall? You May Live Longer Than Others
International Science Times - July 26, 2012

Do people with fall birthdays live longer?
The Week Magazine - July 26, 2012

Babies born in autumn may live longer?
Fox News - July 24, 2012

Fall Babies May Live Longer
Discovery News - July 23, 2012

Longevity Tied to Season of Birth
International Business Times UK - July 14, 2012

People Who Live to Be Over 100 Tend to be Born in the Fall
Medical Daily - July 13, 2012

People Born in the Fall More Likely to Survive to 100
Doctors Lounge - July 12, 2012

Autumn babies more likely to hit 100
New Scientist - July 12, 2012

Medical: Research reveals secrets to longer, healthier life
The Republic - Scripps Howard News Service - July 11, 2012

Secrets to Living to 100
Imagine magazine (University of Chicago Medicine), Vol.1 - Spring 2012, p.5

Predicting future number of very old difficult
Daily Herald - March 26, 2012

Medical: Predicting number of very old is confounding
Scripps Howard News - March 14, 2012

Death Gets in the Way of Old-Age Gains
Wall Street Journal - March 2, 2012

An Age-Old Debate
Wall Street Journal Blog - March 2, 2012

Living to age 100 may not be as easy as once believed
Chicago Sun-Times - February 21, 2012

Think You'll Live Long? Think Again
Discovery News - February 17, 2012

Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think
U.S. News & World Report - February 17, 2012

Here’s More Bad News About Death
The Chronicle of Higher Education - February 9, 2012

Odds of Living Very Long Life Lower Than Formerly Predicted
Reuters - February 6, 2012

Mortality rate after age 80 underestimated
United Press International, UPI - February 6, 2012

That bad attitude? Blame the birth month. Life span
Los Angeles Times - January 30, 2012

Season of the Centenarians
Science Life - January 19, 2012

2011

Pension News: Longer life expectancy linked to mother's age
Journalism.co. uk (press release) - August 12, 2011

2010

Kids born to moms under 25 more likely to live to 100: study
The Nation, Pakistan - Monday, June 28, 2010

Consequences of Winning the War on Aging
NORC NEWS & EVENTS -- May 13, 2010

Senility is dying. Slowing of aging is a fact. (Старостта си отива. Забавянето на остаряването е факт)
Обекти (Objects) Magazine -- January 2010, No. 7, pp. 28 - 35. In Bulgarian

2009

"How does one reach 100?  Research team will work toward identifying longevity determinants in NIH study"
The University of Chicago Chronicle  -- Tuesday,  February 5, 2009,  Vol. 28,  No. 9,  page 3

"Who will live a long life (Кто будет жить долго)"
Scientific American (Russia): "In the World of Science" ("В мире науки")  -- August 2009,  No. 8, pp. 80 - 83. In Russian

2008

"Longevity: Life Lasts More than a Century"
Russian Newsweek, -- July 7-13, N 28(201) 2008

2007

"Farming, Fatherhood Hallmarks of Men Who Live to 100"
Washington Post, United States, -- November 19, 2007

"Stay trim and have children to be 100"
The Telegraph, United Kingdom, -- November 14, 2007

2006

"How to live long and prosper"
New Scientist, issue 2579, November 25, 2006, page 19

"For whom the biological clock ticketh"
Los Angeles Times, -- Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006

"Secret of a long life revealed"
The Sun, UK -- November 23, 2006

"First-born of young mums likely to live longer"
Daily Mail, UK - - November 22, 2006

"First-born of young mums likely to live longer"
This is London, UK - - November 22, 2006

"Thanks, mom! Want to live to 100? Having a young mother helps"
Chicago Sun-Times, United States -- Wednesday, November 22, 2006 

"Living to Be 100 May Depend on Mom"
Washington Post -- Monday, November 20, 2006 

"Living to Be 100 May Depend on Mom"
Forbes -- Monday, November 20, 2006 

"Living to Be 100 May Depend on Mom"
CBC News, Canada -- Monday, November 20, 2006 

"Young moms, long life?"
 Newsday, NY, USA -- Monday, November 20, 2006 

"If your mother was under 25 when she had you, you may live to be 100"
 Daily Telegraph, UK -- Saturday, November 18, 2006 

"Babies of younger mothers have twice the chance of living to 100"
Daily Mail -- June 26, 2006

"Living longer"
WHDH-TV, MA, USA - Monday, June 26, 2006

"Key to long life may be mom's age at birth"
ABC News -- June 23, 2006

"Key to long life may be mom's age at birth"
MSNBC -- June 23, 2006

"Key to long life may be mom's age at birth"
Reuters -- June 23, 2006

"New Research Suggests Children Born to Young Women Are More Likely to Live to 100"
Society of Actuaries Press Release -- 14 June 2006

"Living to 100 may depend on your mother"
 Medill News Service, Northwestern University -- May 31, 2006

"Children of younger moms see benefits"
Chicago Maroon, IL - May 26, 2006; pdf file

"Giving Junior an Edge"
Washington Post - May 16, 2006 

"Making a century. 60 Seconds"
New Scientist magazine -- 22 April, 2006, issue 2548, page 7.

"Mom's age mean longer life?"
Chicago Tribune -- April 25, 2006

"A Baby Boon"
Forbes, -- Monday, Apr 17, 2006

"Younger Moms' Kids Get Longevity Edge"
Medline Plus -- Monday, April 17, 2006.
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

"Younger Moms' Kids Get Longevity Edge"
Health Finder -- Monday, April 17, 2006.
A Service of the National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

"Younger Moms' Kids Get Longevity Edge"
WomensHealth.gov -- Monday, April 17 2006.
National Women's Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Human Health and Human Services

"Investigations: Fig. 1, Birthright"
The University of Chicago Magazine, -- February 2006, volume 98, issue 3, page 20

"SOA: Society of Actuaries: First-Born Daughters More Likely to Live to 100,
Suggests Society of Actuaries Research
"
Webbolt Business News, Canada - Jan 5, 2006

2005

"For Centenarians, It All Begins at Birth"
The New York Times, United States - October 30, 2005

"First-born daughters may live longer"
United Press International, UPI - November 4, 2005

This UPI story is reproduced by Canada Standard, Charlotte Star, Dallas Sun, India Gazette, Indianapolis Post, Las Vegas Herald, Milwaukee Sun, New Orleans Sun, New York Statesman, Oklahoma City Sun, Seattle Bulletin, BigNews Network.com, Utah Independent

"Change the day you die"
The Independent (London) -- August 2, 2005

"First born more likely to hit 100"
Houston Chronicle, United States - October 30, 2005

"Want to reach 100? Try being a first-born girl. Study explores who lives to be centenarians"
San Francisco Chronicle, United States - Oct 30, 2005

"Living Longer and Loving it! Science in the Spotlight: Living to 100 and Beyond"
Alliance for Aging Research Webzine, Issue 26, Fall 2005

"Lifestyle, genes make you live longer."
The Times of India - November 26, 2005

"Farm Kids and January Babies Live Longer"
National Underwriter Life & Health -- November 04, 2005

"First-born daughters may live longer"
Daily Science News -- November 04, 2005

"First-Born Daughters More Likely to Live to 100, Suggests Society of Actuaries Research"
Life Extension Foundation Daily News -- November 4, 2005

"Chances of Joining Centenarians Best for First Born Daughters of Farmers.
Also helps with birthday in January, raised on farm in the West
"
SENIOR JOURNAL.COM . Senior Citizens Information and News - November 8, 2005.

"First-Born Daughters More Likely To Live To 100, Suggests Society Of Actuaries Research"
The Society of Actuaries (press release) -- November 3, 2005

"First-Born Daughters More Likely to Live to 100, Suggests Society of Actuaries Research"
Yahoo! News (press release) - November 3, 2005

"First-Born Daughters More Likely to Live to 100, Suggests Society of Actuaries Research"
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Nov 3, 2005

Change the day you die
Belfast Telegraph Digital, August 2, 2005

Reliability Theory Explains Human Aging and Longevity
The Journal of the RAC [Reliability Analysis Center], First Quarter, 2005, 5-6.
(RAC is DoD Information Analysis Center Sponsored by the Defence Technical Information Center)

Why We Fall Apart. An engineering theory helps explain what happens to our aging bodies
ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation, Editorial, January 26, 2005

2004

Why We Fall Apart. Reliability engineering approach to understanding aging
ADVANCE Newsmagazines - December 14, 2004

Human Reliability. We break down just like machines
Industrial Engineer - November 2004, 36(11): 66

Engineering youth
Featured in Harmony Magazine, October 2004

Human Reliability. We Break Down Just Like Machines
Applied Ergonomics

Engineering Explains Our Failing Bodies
Industrial Market Trends, October 27, 2004

Reliability Theory Explains Human Aging
PR Web Newswire – October 8, 2004,

Reliability Theory Explains Human Aging
Accelerating-Intelligence News – October, 2004,

Reliability theory explains human aging
News-Medical.Net (Medical News From Around The World) – October 4, 2004,

Reliability Theory Explains Human Aging
MedServ Medical News - October 3, 2004,

Reliability Theory Explains Human Aging
Plausible Futures Newsletter – October 3, 2004

Reliability Theory Explains Human Aging
SciWeb (The Life Science Home Page) - October 2, 2004

The Reliability of Life Extension
Life Enhancement Magazine, October 1, 2004

Never Say Die
Hi - International, September 2004 issue

SHRAGH newspaper - September 24, 2004, Iran (in Farsi language),

Engineering and Aging: The Best Is Yet to Be
IEEE Spectrum - September 2004, 41(9): 10,

Life’s creaking machinery
The Guardian, UK - September 01, 2004

Biologists Use Engineering Technique to Learn More About Human Aging
Medical News Today, UK - August 29, 2004

Why We Fall Apart. Biologists Use Engineering Technique to Learn More About Human Aging
SeniorJournal.com, TX - August 27, 2004

Why We Fall Apart
Newswise - August 26, 2004

No Limit to Lifespan if We’re Machines
Betterhumans, Canada - August 26, 2004

Older Dads not in the swim
The Courier Mail, Australia - Apr 26, 2004

Fur immer jung - bis zum Tod
Neus Deutschland - March 22, 2004

Older Dads May be Bad for Girls
Femail.co.uk - 22nd March 2004

On the brink of immortality or the musings of madmen?”
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Mar 6, 2004

Never Say Die
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Mar 5, 2004

Want a Long Life, Girls?
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Mar 2, 2004

Older dads may be bad
This is London, UK - Mar 2, 2004

Life too short, girl? Blame the old man
The Age, Australia - Mar 1, 2004

Want a Long Life? Better talk to the old man
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - Mar 1, 2004

2003

SENIOR MOMENTS: Incidentally…notes worth noting
Federal Heights News – Sep 16, 2003

Supressed Fight Against Hated Signs of Old Age
Boersen (Danish business newspaper), August 15, 2003

Woman celebrates 110th birthday
NewHavenRegister.com, August 09, 2003

Was kosten die Kinder? [What Do Children Cost? ]
Suddeutsche Zeitung, July 1, 2003

Must We Age and Die?
Changesurfer Radio (University of Connecticut, January 11, 2003)

Are women’s birth months, life spans linked?
Foster’s Online (Health News), January 8, 2003

Are women’s birth months, life spans linked?
Health Beat (The Citizen online), January 8, 2003

2002

Pieces of the Puzzle. An interview with Leonid A. Gavrilov, Ph.D.
Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine [Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.], 5(3), 255-263., Dec 2002

“ALTERN – MATHEMATISCH GESEHEN [Age - Mathematically Seen]”
Bild Der Wissenschaft, 2002 (11): 30

Aging, in Theory: A Personal Pursuit. Do body system redundancies hold the key? “
The Scientist, 16(10): 20, May 13, 2002

A New Theory On Aging, Living Long, And Dying
The Venturist, volume 6, number 1, page 3 – 1st Quarter, 2002

A New Theory On Aging, Living Long, And Dying
Healthy Senior, volume 3, number 40 – March 1, 2002

A new theory on aging, living long, and dying
SciWeb: The Life Science Home Page, February 22, 2002

Reliability Theory Applied To Aging And Longevity
The University Science News - UniSci, February 12, 2002

A new theory on aging, living long, and dying
PR Web Newswire – February 8, 2002

A new theory on aging, living long, and dying
Click2newsites.com – February, 2002

A new theory on aging, living long, and dying
The National Opinion Research Center, January 25, 2002

2001

Inheriting more than the furniture: the effect of parental genes on daughters’ longevity
NORC NEWS No. 434 October 26 2001

1997

Daughters of older fathers die younger
Sunday Times London, June 15, 1997

The Perils of Late-Age Procreation
Science, Vol 276, Issue 5318, 1503 , 6 June 1997