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Month: March 2017

Periodic fasting has long been demonstrated to have beneficial effects on autoimmune disorders, cancer prevention and treatments, cardiovascular disease, and a myriad of other ailments. This most recent paper by Cheng et al. might add the treatment of Type 1 diabetes to that list [1]. If successful in humans, it has the potential to reverse...
DNA is a critical part of cells, the instruction manual for building them. While DNA is well protected within the cell nucleus, damage does occur; therefore, DNA repair is absolutely essential for cell function, cell survival, and the prevention of cancer. The good news is that cells can repair damaged DNA, but the bad news...
The concern that rejuvenation biotechnologies might cause social disparity and further widen the gap between rich and poor is one of the most commonly raised ones, probably second only to concerns of overpopulation. Like many others, this concern may appear valid at first, but it does not survive careful analysis. Anti-aging sticker shock The underlying...
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We have prepared this handy cheat sheet to help advocates better prepare their audiences to understand and think about rejuvenation biotechnology.
The breaking news today is that yet another research group has entered the field of senescent cell clearance to treat aging. Therapies that remove senescent cells are known as senolytics, and they have been a hot topic for the past year or so. Before we talk about the new study, let's take a look at...
Appropriate funding is crucial for scientific progress; this is especially true in the case of basic science. Fundamental studies do not deliver a final product or potential revenue in the short term, so the most wealthy stakeholders in R&D – businesses – are unlikely to invest their money in them. Studies exploring the main mechanisms...