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Alpha-lipoic acid (also known as ALA) is a common supplement and we take a look at it in the context of aging. What is Alpha-lipoic acid? Alpha-lipoic acid is an organosulfur (an organic compound that contains sulfur) derived from caprylic acid (also known as octanoic acid). It was first discovered in 1937, when Snell found...
Journal Club
Journal Club returns on July 27th at noon Eastern / 17:00 UK live on our Facebook page. A new way to look at Alzheimer's The topic for this month will be a new study that challenges the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease with new human data. The data suggests that the cognitive impairment that accompanies...
Interview with Marc P. Bernegger
The cryptocurrency world is colliding with aging research and life extension and could change how research gets funded. The cryptocurrency community is getting behind healthy life extension The landscape of research funding and investment is changing, particularly with the influx of interest from the crypto community in the last year or two. A lot of...
Arginine is a popular sports supplement, but could it also be useful in the context of healthy longevity? What is arginine? Arginine, also known as L-arginine, is an amino acid, a building block used to make proteins, that plays an important role in regulating blood flow. Arginine was first isolated from the extract of lupin...
STSTW Dreams
On this episode of Science to Save the World, Lifespan.io's general science show, we discuss what we can learn and how we can benefit from understanding our microbiomes as part of ourselves. Script There are many theories as to why we dream, but ultimately dreaming remains a mystery in neuroscience. Many theories treat dreaming as...
Elderly Person Coughing
Researchers have used a big data approach to disentangle cellular and physiological changes that are specific to COVID-19 from those caused by aging [1]. Identifying these improves our understanding of the disease and may help explain why COVID-19 has a more severe effect on older people. A tangled skein The enormous impact of COVID-19 around...