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Month: August 2017

If there was a poster child of aging diseases, it would be Alzheimer’s disease. The brains of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease have deposits of amyloids resulting from the loss of proteostasis. Alzheimer’s disease is accompanied by the presence of amyloid beta protein and tau protein as well as large numbers of activated pro-inflammatory immune...
NEW YORK, NY, August 29, 2017. Lifespan.io is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support MouseAGE, an application to assess visual biomarkers of aging in laboratory animals. This Artificial Intelligence-powered research tool, which is being developed by Youth Laboratories, will help scientists accurately determine the biological age of mice during experiments using advanced visual recognition and...
The old saying "use it or lose it" very much applies to reducing the impact that aging has on the mind and body. Of all the things we can do right now to help stay healthy as we grow older, exercise is probably the most useful.Supplements have questionable results in humans, and none can really...
The following is an update from MitoSENS scientist Dr. Matthew "Oki" O'Connor:Hi, everyone! Long time, no update - my fault!As you all saw, our manuscript that was supported by Lifespan.io donors was published last fall. Dr. Boominathan and I have been presenting our results at conferences around the world, and I can tell you that...
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have revealed a causal link between senescent cells and bone loss in mice. Senescent cells are one of the hallmarks of aging, and removing them has been proposed as a way to prevent or delay age-related diseases. As your body ages, increasing amounts of your cells become senescent. Senescent cells...
Organelles of a cell
Autophagy, derived from ancient Greek, means "eating of self" [1]. Although its name might sound harmful, autophagy appears to have longevity-promoting effects [2]. What is autophagy? Autophagy is the way cells break down misbehaving or nonfunctional organelles and proteins in the cell [1,2]. This means autophagy can consume organelles, such as mitochondria, peroxisomes, and the...