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Month: March 2019

Rejuvenation Roundup March 2019
LEAF News Team and activities LEAF at Undoing Aging 2019 Nearly our entire team, staff and volunteers alike, is currently attending Undoing Aging 2019, which is the second installment of the largest aging and rejuvenation research conference in Europe and organized by the SENS Research Foundation and the Forever Healthy Foundation. This conference is focused...
When you're repeatedly subjected to an unpleasant or painful situation over which you seem to have no control, there comes a point past which you simply give up on the very idea that you could possibly escape your predicament. Once you learn that you're helpless in the face of circumstances beyond your control, you could...
A cognitive bias is a systematic deviation from rational thought that can influence people's reasoning without them even noticing. Several cognitive biases have been observed and studies over the past few decades, demonstrably influencing decision-making, self-perception, and preferences while affecting many human activities. Naturally, cognitive biases have a measurable effect on the field of life...
A new review discusses how neutrophils release toxic substances into the body under inflammatory conditions, detailing one of the ways in which chronic inflammation causes long-term damage. Casting a deadly NET As we age, we suffer from the ever-increasing chronic inflammation known as inflammaging. This persistent, smoldering background of low-grade inflammation harms wound healing and...
The March Journal Club hosted by Dr. Oliver Medvedik focused on a recent study that showed transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. These findings support the idea that cognitive decline is in part due to the aging of blood cells,...
Spinal degradation
The presence of senescent cells has been implicated in a wide range of age-related diseases and even conditions such as T1 diabetes. Today, we want to draw your attention to a new publication that explores the relationship between senescent cells and intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). It was already known that senescent cells increase during the...