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Unlocking The Secrets Of Death In A Long-Lived Individual's Blood
2014-04-28 10:35:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online They say that only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. For the former, a new study of the blood of one of the world’s oldest women has offered clues to not only why death occurs, but may also unlock some of the secrets of longevity. Hendrikie van Andel-Schipper, who was born in 1890 and lived to the ripe old age of 115, was at the time of her death in 2005 the oldest person in the world. But as astonishing as that...

Genome Of World's Oldest Woman Sequenced
2011-10-17 05:23:10

Scientists have sequenced the DNA of a Dutch woman who lived to age 115, overcame breast cancer at the age of 100, and never showed signs of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, hoping that her genetic code might contain the secret to enjoying a long, healthy life. According to Daniel Miller of the Daily Mail, the woman, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was born in 1890 and was the world's oldest person until her death in August 2004. In addition to remaining mentally sharp throughout her life,...

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2008-06-15 00:10:00

Scientists say the world's oldest living person, 115-year-old Hanrikje van Andel-Schipper, had a sharp mind right up until her death in 2005. A post-mortem brain analysis revealed little signs of Alzheimer's or other diseases commonly linked with diminished mental ability.    Indeed, the Dutch woman often joked that pickled herring was her secret to longevity. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Van Andel-Schipper was the world's oldest living person until her death in...

2005-08-30 05:23:27

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutchwoman, the world's oldest person on record who swore by a daily helping of herring for a healthy life, died on Tuesday aged 115, the ANP news agency reported. Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, a former needlework teacher born on June 29, 1890, died in her sleep at a nursing home in the northern Dutch town of Hoogeveen. "Mrs Van Andel-Schipper passed away peacefully," ANP quoted the director of the nursing home as saying. "She told me that she thought it was...


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