Blood From World's Oldest Woman Suggests Life Limit
Scientists say for the extremely elderly, their stem cells might reach a state of exhaustion. This could limit one's life span.By Nichole Cartmell | April 24, 2014
It sounds kind of bizarre, but researchers say blood from one of the world's oldest women gives new clues about a human's "life limit."
Before her death in 2005, Henny van Andel-Schipper of the Netherlands was the oldest woman alive. She lived to be 115 and 3 months old. (Via RTV Drenthe)
Surprisingly, though, when she died her brain was still in good shape — no sign of Alzheimer's or other diseases typically associated with old age. (Via CNN)