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Month: August 2019

The Journal Club on August 27 was hosted by Dr. Oliver Medvedik and special guest Dr. Alexander Tyshkovskiy, who works at the Gladyshev at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. The topic was the recent paper "Identification and Application of Gene Expression Signatures Associated with Lifespan Extension" published in Cell Metabolism. This study...
Sarah Constantin Interview
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Sarah Constantin, one of the founders of the new biotech startup company Daphnia Labs. The company is developing a new platform for the discovery of geroprotective drugs: in vivo phenotypic screens in model organisms. The company plans to use high-resolution video to track Daphnia during its...
X10 Worse Problems
In this informative episode of X10, Nicola talks about the idea that there might be worse problems than aging, outlining just how bad aging is in comparison to other causes of death—and asking whether or not it's a good idea to rank such problems at all. ? A transcript of this episode is available below....
Human heart
A study on animals with autoimmune myocarditis was recently released in the journal Cell Reports [1], showing the impact of heart inflammation on the types of immune cell that are formed in the heart. This could have a significant impact on our understanding of cardiac aging. What is myocarditis and how is it relevant to...
Lab mouse
Today, we want to draw attention to a new study that shows how partial cellular reprogramming was able to reverse cellular aging and address age- and injury-induced blindness in mice. Epigenetic alterations One of the proposed reasons we age is the changes to gene expression that our cells experience as we get older; these are...
Overpopulated area
A common concern about life extension is overpopulation, the idea that there are too many people in the world. Are we really headed for a global overpopulation meltdown, as some people believe? The United Nations' World Population Prospects 2019 report suggests that while the global population will continue to rise for the next few decades,...