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Month: July 2020

Glucosamine in ball-and-stick form
It is one of the most commonly used supplements frequently taken to address joint pain, but there might be more to this dietary supplement than first meets the eye. Glucosamine was originally discovered during the 1960s in Italy by pharmacologist Professor Luigi Rovati. Glucosamine is one of the most commonly used dietary supplements and is...
Naked mole rat
The well-known resistance of naked mole rats to aging and aging-related effects is due at least in part to an unusual ability to clear away senescent cells. This suggests that senolytic drugs, which aim to do the same in humans, may prove a fruitful path to longevity. Naked mole rats live much longer than other...
Oxytocin in hearts
Japanese researchers led by Professor Akiyoshi Saitoh from the Tokyo University of Science have published new research that explores the potential of oxytocin as a therapy to combat cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Oxytocin is often called the love hormone, given its role in the reproductive system and its role in creating feelings such...
Budding yeast
A group of researchers has shown that yeast cells have two different and mutually exclusive modes of aging that seem to be interlinked. The scientists were also able to artificially induce a third mode of aging that prolongs both healthspan and lifespan. Yeast is a popular object of genomic research due to its short reproductive...
Intestinal lining under a microscope
New research from Monash University has shown that a single key molecule responsible for cell adhesion and a variety of other bodily functions is also critical in repairing the gut lining and that increasing the presence of this molecule accelerates its repair and regeneration. Supercharging stem cells The walls of the gut rely on a...
DNA clock
A team of researchers have developed a tissue-specific clock that can measure the biological age of skin. There is plenty of new evidence that different organs and tissues in our body age at different rates. In particular, the epigenetic state, the pattern of gene expression, of the cells that comprise these different organs and tissues...