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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...
Some people think only the rich will afford life extension.
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...
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...
New medical technologies need bold researchers to make the leap from the laboratory table to hospitals and clinics, where they can improve or even save lives. Kelsey Moody, a 30-year-old scientist from Beekmantown, is one such researcher. Kelsey is especially interested in the treatment of age-related diseases but is using a different approach. Currently, researching...
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Located in Novato, California, not too far from Mount Burdell Preserve and Olompali State Historic Park, is one of the world’s leading research centres for ageing and age-related diseases—the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Opened in 1999 thanks to the substantial bequest of American philanthropist Beryl Hamilton Buck, the Buck Institute set to fulfill...