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Fight Aging!
A major gap exists in the present spectrum of efforts to develop the means to treat aging, rejuvenate the old, and turn back age-related conditions. An the one hand, a small number of promising potential therapies to treat the mechanisms of aging can at present be applied by physicians off-label, or otherwise without the need...
Extracellular Vesicles in Aging and Rejuvenation
Extracellular vesicles carry the bulk of communication between cells. The use of extracellular vesicles to adjust cell function and spur regeneration in aged tissues is a logical step beyond stem cell therapies. Much of the benefit of first generation stem cell therapies is mediated by the release of vesicles by transplanted cells, in the short...
Fight Aging!
Very old flies cease to age, at least under the definition of aging as the rise of mortality rate with age. Very old flies have a high mortality rate, but that rate plateaus. There has been some back and forth over the years as to whether such a late life plateau in mortality rates can...
Fight Aging!
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: Longevity Industry Consulting Services...
Loss of Beneficial Microglial Function in Alzheimer's Disease
A growing body of evidence suggests that microglia in the brain are important in the progression of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Like the similar macrophages outside the brain, microglia can adopt packages of behavior known as polarizations. M1 is an aggressive, inflammatory polarization suited to hunting pathogens, while M2 is an anti-inflammatory, pro-regenerative...
Fight Aging!
It costs a great deal to run a reasonably sized clinical trial within the formal system of regulatory governance. If the goal is to make a compelling demonstration of effectiveness, then at the very least a larger-than-usual phase 2 trial is required. The cost of getting to that point is upwards of $15-20 million in...