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Month: July 2017

A research team led by Dr. Cai at the Albert Einstein college of medicine have shown that stem cells in the hypothalamus influence how fast we age. The new research, shown in mice, may lead to approaches that delay or even prevent age-related diseases[1].Unfortunately, like 70% of scientific research, this publication is behind a paywall,...
It may seem obvious, but blood is made from many things. Blood plasma, for instance, is mostly made of water, carrying proteins and cells along with various chemicals diluted within the plasma or bound to proteins. For instance, sodium bicarbonate – baking soda – is, in fact, a vital chemical that our bodies use to...
Gene editing aims to make precise changes to the target DNA whilst avoiding altering other parts of the DNA. The objective of this is to remove undesirable genetic traits and introduce desirable changes in both plants and animals. For example, it could be used to make crops more drought-resistant, prevent or cure inherited genetic disorders,...
The immune system plays a key role in tissue regeneration, and the various types of immune cells, such as macrophages, can help or hinder that repair process. The manipulation of the types (polarization) of macrophages has been enjoying great popularity recently; we talked about it in previous articles here, here, here and here. The new...
Today, we have a new study where researchers have created immune cells that ignore the way cancer tries to hide from detection. Hiding in plain sight Macrophages are one of the types of immune cell and are responsible for dealing with dangerous cells, such as those which have become cancerous. The problem is, most cancer...
There is a persistent view that life extension advocacy is something that does not require any investment and can be done in your spare time. Fundraising for overhead expenses is like the proverbial elephant in the room: it is hard not to notice it is there, but people try to avoid talking about it. The...