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Month: January 2020

Independent in blood
The mitochondria are well known as being the powerhouses of the cell, as they convert nutrients into the energy that our cells need in order to function and remain alive. Until recently, it was believed that they remain within our cells all their lives, but a new discovery by researchers at the Montpellier Cancer Research...
Three buildings
There are lots of exciting companies working in the aging field, and it's a great time to tell you about three of the more interesting ones. Most of these companies are a while away from human trials yet, but their innovations could possibly be truly game changing. Underdog Pharma Underdog Pharmaceuticals is a spin-off company...
Mitomouse
Just a quick update to let you know that we are back from the Festive holidays and are working on getting all backer gifts for the MitoMouse project produced and shipped. We had a slight glitch in the system and did not get some of the backers shipping details or sizes so we are currently...
Collagen
Some pleasant news has recently arrived: Revel Pharmaceuticals has successfully completed a seed round in order to begin developing therapeutics that target glucosepane crosslinks, which are a proposed reason why we age, develop diseases such as diabetes, and suffer from stiffened arteries and hypertension. In the business of startups, a seed round refers to a...
Eye exam
New research suggests that senolytic drugs, which remove harmful senescent cells that accumulate during aging, may be an effective therapy for glaucoma, a common age-related condition that leads to loss of vision. In the short term, inflammation serves a useful purpose, as it helps to spur the repair and regeneration of tissue and rallies the...
2019 to 2020
2019 is quite a milestone for LEAF; this will be our fourth year of bringing you the latest industry news, organizing online events, hosting our annual conference in New York, and crowdsourcing important research projects over at Lifespan.io. We have been incredibly busy and, as has been customary in previous years, we will be taking...