NECS in the Media

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Media Inquiries

For media inquiries for the New England Centenarian Study or the Long Life Family Study, please contact:

Gina DiGravio
Associate Director, Media Relations
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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Take a look at some of the articles and other media that our work has been featured in:

MarketWatch – March 4, 2024 – Dementia is not an inevitable part of aging — these 3 things can help

The Brink, Boston University – February 21, 2024 – The Secrets of Living to 100

The Wall Street Journal – February 15, 2024 – How to Stay Mentally Sharp Into Your 80s and Beyond

BBC News Mundo – January 17, 2024 – 8 psychological characteristics that people over 100 years of age have in common

ABC7 Los Angeles, November 4, 2023 – UCLA’s Equity for Latinx/Hispanic Healthy Aging Lab pushes for more education about brain health

The Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2023 – The Secret to Living to 100? It’s Not Good Habits

The Boston Globe, May 6, 2023 – Cracking an intriguing secret of centenarians: Why so few are ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease (VIDEO) (PDF Version)

CNBC, November 18, 2022 – 5 daily practices could up your chances of living to 90

BU Today, September 12, 2022 – Why Do Some People Live to 100 – and How?

The World, April 26, 2022 – World’s-oldest person dies

YouTube, April 11, 2022 – 2022 Payne Lecture featuring keynote speaker Dr. Vonetta Dotson

MarketWatch, April 8, 2022Want to live to 100? Here’s what the latest longevity research says

El Planeta, April 7, 2022 – Las mujeres latinas se ganaron la lotería de la longevidad

History Channel, December 3, 2021 – The UnXplained, S3 E5, Secrets of the Immortals (40:44-41:02)

Wired, October 22, 2021 – The science that could help you live to 100

The New York Times, June 21, 2021 – The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

YouTube, March 11, 2021 – BeltLine Health Lecture Series: Your Brain on Exercise

The New York Times, March 6, 2021 – If You Live to 100, You’ll Need More Than Money

Critically Speaking, September 30, 2020 – Dr. Stacy Andersen: Centenarians – 100 Years Old and Still Healthy    

American Federation for Aging Research, July 23, 2020 – Experts in the News: Nir Barzilai and Thomas Perls share insights learned studying Super Agers and give tips to extend healthspan in Parade

American Federation for Aging Research, June 15, 2020 – Grantee in the News: Thomas Perls on why older adults          in long term care are more vulnerable to COVID-19 in The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

The Boston Globe, Dec. 11, 2018 – A brief tour of Boston’s anti-aging industry

The Boston Globe, May 19, 2018 – Scientists in Mass. and beyond are working to slow the aging process

The Washington Post, April 14, 2018 – Cliches about only being as old as you feel are starting to have scientific backing

The Boston Globe, April 13, 2018 –  Why women live longer than men — and how men will benefit from it

CTV News, Dec. 14, 2017 – Secrets of superagers: Does getting old have to mean getting sick?

The New York Times, Nov. 13, 2017 – The Secret to Long Life? It May Lurk in the DNA of the Oldest Among Us

TIME, Jan. 21, 2016 – Here’s How People Die After Age 100

Forbes, July 7, 2014 – Women Who Have Babies After 33 Live Longer, Study Says