Secret to a long life?

S. Jay Olshansky

S. Jay Olshansky. Photo: Jenny Fontaine/UIC Public Affairs (click on image for larger file size)

“Really, it’s interfering with communities but trying to use diplomacy in a way to treat these bad bugs instead of hitting them with airstrikes and weapons.”

Michael Federle, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy, on research to prevent bacteria from causing infections, Sept. 18 Chicago Tribune 


“The study of the genetics of long-lived people, I think, is going to be the breakthrough technology. The secret to longer lives is contained in our own genomes.”

S. Jay Olshansky, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, on aging and longevity, Sept. 12


“Boys and girls need more options so that they can be themselves. Then we are not faced with these overwhelming stereotypes that keep girls and boys in these well-defined boxes.”

Veronica Arreola, assistant director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender, on a new line of girls’ clothing, Sept. 9

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