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November 27, 2020
In recent years, there has been evidence that the gut microbiota plays an important role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Certainly, there is evidence that there is a bacterial element in some cases of Alzheimer's disease, and a new study further reinforces this link. The Gut MicrobiomeThe gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing...
November 27, 2020
The Oxford Society for Ageing and Longevity has recently started hosting online webinars with some of the leading figures in the field. On November 25th, Dr. Aubrey de Grey from SENS Research Foundation gave a talk that be began with his usual discussion, with which the community is very familiar, about what aging is and...
November 26, 2020
On this episode of Science to Save the World, Lifespan.io's general science show, we examine Alzheimer’s disease and how some recent studies have shown a direct correlation between poor sleep and the build-up of amyloid plaques, which are a well-known indicator of this notorious diesase.
November 26, 2020
A new study published in the Journals of Gerontology has shown that the epigenetic clock GrimAge is a strong predictor of the effects of aging, particularly all-cause mortality: the likelihood of dying from any cause. Did previous clocks use the wrong target? As the researchers explain, the first-generation epigenetic clocks of Drs. Horvath (who contributed...
November 25, 2020
Elevian is a company that we have been keeping an eye on for a while, as it works on identifying blood factors that can spur regeneration. In particular, the company has been working with a naturally occurring molecule known as growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11). Previous research has shown that when aged mice are given...
November 25, 2020
Recent research published in Nature Biomedical Engineering has shown a way to dramatically improve the feasibility of transplanting therapeutic cells, particularly pancreatic islet cells, while protecting them from the recipient’s immune response. PancreasThe pancreas primarily functions as an exocrine and endocrine gland. It supports digestion by excreting digestive enzymes into the small intestines to break...