Introducing spermidine Present in all mammalian cells, polyamines are positively charged ions that are vital for cellular growth, survival, and division. Originally identified in semen, the polyamine spermidine is normally synthesized in our bodies and gut microbiota. Some of the richest sources of spermidine are wheat germ, aged cheese, mushrooms, Natto, pears, and green peas.
October 23, 2020
In this panel discussion from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, Vadim Gladyshev of Harvard Medical School chairs a panel with Steve Horvath of UCLA, Kristen Fortney of BioAge Labs, Stanislav Skakun of Biodata, and Peter Fedichev of GERO to discuss […]
October 20, 2020
An international collective of scientists has discovered a new cellular process: telomere transfer from antigen-presenting cells to T cells that boosts the latter’s lifespan […]
October 19, 2020
Researchers have successfully used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool to destroy Ewing’s sarcoma and chronic myeloid leukemia tumor cells by targeting the fusion genes responsible for these […]
October 16, 2020
In his presentation at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, LEAF board member Javier Noris discussed the Longevity Impact Fund, the reasons why biotechnology funding has been lacking, the "valley of death" that must be crossed in order to fully fund early-stage research through the clinical trial process, and new ways in which venture capital can fund...
October 16, 2020
Insilico Medicine has announced a historic deal with the Taisho Pharmaceutical Company, which is based in Japan, in a partnership to identify and develop new senolytic drugs. The companies have agreed to collaborate on AI-powered drug discovery focused on identifying […]