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Month: December 2019

Teeth
A new study shows that short-term treatment with the common organ rejection drug rapamycin reverses periodontal bone loss, attenuates inflammation, and makes the oral microbiome revert to a more youthful state in old mice. What is rapamycin? Rapamycin (also known as sirolimus) is a macrolide, a class of antibiotics that includes Biaxin (Clarithromycin), Zithromax (Azithromycin),...
Interview Greg Potter
We had the opportunity to interview Greg Potter, Ph.D., a researcher of lifestyle factors in health throughout life, at Biohacking Conference Moscow, which was hosted at the Congress Centre Technopolis Moscow on September 19th. In a provocative 2017 publication, Serge Faguet claimed to have spent $200,000 on becoming healthier and happier through biohacking; since then,...
DNA damage
DNA damage, which results in genomic instability, is one of the primary hallmarks of aging. Today, we want to highlight an recent open access review that explores the DNA damage response during aging. The role of DNA damage Some researchers have long suggested that damage to our DNA is a major reason why we age...
Tryptophan
A new open access paper takes a look at tryptophan and the role that it plays in the dysfunction of the immune system in the context of the age-related changes that occur in the microbiome [1]. The microbiome The gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that live inside of...
sudden downtrend
After experiencing financial issues, DNA testing company Veritas Genetics has announced the suspension of its U.S. operations in an unexpected announcement on December 4th 2019. The company is perhaps best known for being co-founded by renowned Harvard University geneticist George Church and has been working towards reducing the costs of genome sequencing so that it...
Brian Kennedy Interview
If humans ever reach an average lifespan of well over 100 years, what is going to happen? Are we going to be bored with such long lives? "Well," says Prof. Brian Kennedy of the National University of Singapore, "If you ask me: 'Do I want to have cancer at 75? Do I want have Alzheimer’s...

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