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Fight Aging!
April 16, 2021
Today's open access commentary is, I think, an overreaction to present challenges in engineering greater longevity via metabolic manipulation. I would be the first to say that altering the operation of metabolism is not a good path forward, at least if the goal is to engineer greater healthy longevity in our species. Cellular metabolism and...
Treating Sleep Apnea Lowers Dementia Risk By 20-30%
April 16, 2021
The results of this epidemiological study suggest that suffering from untreated sleep apnea can raise the risk of later dementia and mild cognitive impairment by 20-30%. How the repeated hypoxia in the brain produced by sleep apnea results in a raised risk of dementia isn't understood in detail, but it has been shown to lead...
Lysosomal Dysfunction and the Death of Neurons via Ferroptosis
April 16, 2021
Here find supporting evidence for the SENS view of lipofuscin and lysosomal dysfunction in aging. Lysosomes are the recycling units of the cell, packed with enzymes to break down unwanted structures and molecules into raw materials. Over time, long-lived cells such as the neurons of the central nervous system are negatively affected by the build...
University of Colorado inter-campus collaboration wins R01 award for salivary gland cancer
April 16, 2021
IMAGE: Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhD, and Tin Tin Su, PhD view more  Credit: Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhD, and Tin Tin Su, PhD IMAGE: Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhD, and Tin Tin Su, PhD view more view more Credit: Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhD, and Tin Tin Su, PhDTwo University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have received a five-year R01 Award for...
Eureka Alert
April 16, 2021
Science Advances publishes proteomics technology from Oblique Therapeutics AB with a potential to bring several novel antibody medicines to large patient populations in multiple disease areas Gothenburg, Sweden, April 16th, 2021 - Oblique Therapeutics AB, a Sweden-based biotech company, in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden), Gothenburg University (Sweden) and several local biotechs published promising...
Philanthropy-backed accelerator advances cancer therapies
April 16, 2021
IMAGE: Project leads for the team winning the top award are, from left, Arti Gaur, assistant professor of neurology at Geisel; Divya Ravi, Guarini '24, and Jordan Isaacs, Guarini '24, both... view more  Credit: (Photo by Kata Sasvari IMAGE: Project leads for the team winning the top award are, from left, Arti Gaur, assistant professor of neurology...