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Month: July 2020

On this episode of Journal Club, Dr. Oliver Medvedik presents a study from the Conboy research laboratory in which aged blood factors are diluted in the blood plasma of old mice using saline and albumin, which provides rejuvenative effects in brain, liver, and muscle tissues
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...
Lifespan News on David Sinclair
In this episode of Lifespan News, Brent Nally discusses David Sinclair at Khan Academy, a balancing act between immunity and longevity, a longevity benefit of eating plant proteins, LEAF's interview with Alexander Fedintsev, the decline of the global fertility rate, and other age-related topics. HELP SPREAD THE WORD Please connect with us on social media,...
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...