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Elderly muscle
June 17, 2021
Muscular degradation with age isn’t the result of a decline in the intrinsic regenerative ability of muscles, according to new research [1].  Instead, sarcopenia is likely due to changes in the muscle microenvironment that reduce repair and regeneration. Declining muscles Age-related muscle loss can begin as early as a person’s fourth decade, and sarcopenia can...
Blood cells in an artery
June 16, 2021
A mouse study published in Aging Cell has outlined the similarities between artificially restricted cerebral blood flow and the reduced blood flow associated with aging. Aiming to understand vascular dementia Prior research has shown that reduced cerebral blood flow, known as hypoperfusion, results in vascular dementia and brain atrophy through multiple mechanisms, including neuroinflammation and...
Creatine helps to build muscle and may slow down aging.
June 15, 2021
Meat is rich in creatine, an important energy buffer in muscle cells, and the main constituent of a popular sports supplement used by athletes. However, we're now finding out that there’s more to it than 'meats' the eye. What is creatine? Creatine (α-methyl guanidine-acetic acid) is a substance that is present in our muscle cells....
LSN Coronavirus Inflammation
June 15, 2021
This week on Lifespan News, Brent Nally talks about how the COVID-19 spike protein causes inflammation, a NASA challenge for engineering human tissue, and the complete sequencing of the human genome. Further Reading COVID-19 Spike Protein Shown to Increase SASP Scientists engineer complex human tissue and win NASA challenge Human Genome Finally Fully Sequenced Script...
Magnifying glass on cancer
June 15, 2021
Biotech company GRAIL made history earlier this month when it introduced the first commercially available multi-cancer blood test. The test is based on analyzing tumor DNA in circulation and could be a game-changer in the field of cancer diagnostics, especially if the company continues to improve it. Discovering cancer early Medicine has made great strides...
June 15, 2021
We take a look at the popular supplement fisetin and see how it stacks up as a potential anti-aging supplement. What is Fisetin? Fisetin is a plant polyphenol and part of the flavonoid group in the flavonol sub-category.  It is present in many trees and plants, including Eudicotyledons, Acacia greggii, Quebracho colorado, Rhus cotinus, and...