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Month: June 2017

As we reported in an article yesterday, researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the potential of changing the ratio of types of macrophages present in the body to facilitate tissue regeneration and healing. This is a line of research that covers a number of topics, including aging, regeneration, tissue repair, and inflammation. Over the last...
Today, we will be looking at a new study that is attempting to treat atherosclerosis, one of the biggest age-related killers globally. As we age, our risk of developing atherosclerosis rises along with related conditions, such as hypertension. We will be taking a look at new research that has reversed atherosclerosis in mice and is...
CRISPR (otherwise known as "Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat") is a gene editing system, but it is not a human invention. It was originally part of the antiviral 'immune system' of a particular form of bacteria. Unlike our immune system, which destroys cells infected with viruses, CRISPR seeks to destroy the actual virus itself,...
A few days ago, at the international exhibition Geek Picnic 2017 in Moscow, LEAF director Elena Milova had the opportunity to talk with the founder of Sci-Hub, Alexandra Elbakyan. The Sci-Hub website is devoted to providing scientists, students, and researchers with free access to scientific publications that would otherwise be locked behind paywalls. In this...
LEAF Director Elena Milova recently attended the International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit in Madrid and gave a talk about effective advocacy and how we can engage better with the public as advocates for rejuvenation biotechnology. Her talk touches upon effective message delivery as well as the basic principles of teaching, which are known as the...
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute Florida campus have refined the already state-of-the-art gene-editing system CRISPR. The new improvements boost the ability of CRISPR to target, cut, and paste genes in human and animal cells and helps to address the concerns of off-target gene mutations raised in a recent study[1]. What is CRISPR? CRISPR is short...