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A commercially available alpha-ketoglutarate-based supplement has been shown to roll back biological age by 7 years on average in a retrospective human study [1]. Live slower, die later Though metformin and rapamycin are getting most of the attention in the longevity field today, alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) has emerged as another candidate longevity drug. These three molecules have...
LSN Gitcoin
On this episode of Lifespan News, Brent Nally talks about how Gitcoin Grants Round 12 has kicked off with over $2 million dollars committed in matching funds for projects. Script Gitcoin Grants Round 12 has kicked off, and they have over $2 million dollars committed in matching funds for projects. There’s a specific category focused...
Blood Vessels Eye
Researchers publishing in GeroScience have found that carotid artery stenosis, a consequence of hypertension, is linked to a lack of blood flow in the eyes. A disease that restricts blood flow to the brain Carotid artery stenosis (CAS) is a dangerous condition that is strongly associated with stroke [1]. It occurs when plaque build-up occludes...
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Apollo Health Ventures, a venture capitalist firm focusing on rejuvenation biotechnology, has raised $180 million in order to fund companies developing interventions that target age-related diseases. We have included the full press release below. Apollo Health Ventures Closes $180 Million Fund to Drive Breakthrough Innovations Combating Age-related Diseases BOSTON and BERLIN, December 1, 2021 –...
Fasting diet
Dr. Matt Kaeberlein and colleagues recently published a review summarizing anti-aging diets as well as their misconceptions [1]. Caloric restriction, fasting-mimicking diets, and intermittent fasting While fasting diets have been practiced for centuries, a recent re-emergence of this research has come to the anti-aging field. The general idea behind fasting diets is to cut back...
Bifidobacterium
A new publication in Nature Aging has investigated the role of the gut bacteria Bifidobacterium adolescentis in aging and longevity. The Gut MicrobiomeThe gut microbiome is a complex and ever-changing ecosystem populated by a myriad of archaea, eukarya, viruses, and bacteria. Four microbial phyla, Firmicutes, Bacteroides, Proteobacteria, and Actinobacteria, make up 98% of the total...