Spending your working hours pondering how our bodies break down as we get older might sound a little depressing. But research on aging is booming, and the field’s good health is on display at the blog Ouroboros, which is named for a symbol of endlessness. Three postdocs from leading aging research labs offer their takes on the latest results from conferences and the literature. In a little more than a year, the authors have touched on topics as diverse as the evolution of whale menopause, cell death during muscle aging, and a potential new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. The site is aimed at researchers, but it can also help beginners get up to speed.
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