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Month: February 2021

Bold logo
Thanks to an injection of seed round cash, a new company, Bold, joins the growing pool of organizations that are focused on wellness and disease prevention. The rising interest in wellness and healthy aging It’s no secret that the interest in digital health and wellness has risen in recent years along with the popularity of...
Neurons
A new study shows that functional deterioration of the nervous system contributes to late-life mortality and identifies a related bloodborne biomarker for all-cause mortality [1]. Neurofilament light chain (NfL) is a structural protein found in nerve cells. The nervous system has been implicated in aging and longevity, so the fact that NfL can be detected...
ChromaDex
ChromaDex has recently announced that it has agreed a securities purchase agreement for the sale of $25 million of its common stock in a private placement. The private placement was led by an international investor, with ChromaDex agreeing to sell 3,846,153 shares of its common stock at a per-share price of $6.50. ChromaDex is the...
Pills
A bold feature article published in Drug Discovery Today illustrates the coming of age of longevity pharmacology. Dr. João Pedro de Magalhães, one of the biggest names in longevity research, outlined some of the great strides taken in the last two decades, as various discoveries have been made in the biology of aging. Lifespan has...
X10 aging is a mess
This week on Lifespan News, Brent Nally discusses intertwined hallmarks, male and female gut microbiomes, replacing aged tissues, an ethics code for longevity journalism, and the NIH's efforts to fund initiatives against aging. Further Reading The Intertwined Nature of NAD+, CD38, and Senescence Male and Female Gut Microbiomes Converge With Age Replacing Aging With Jean...
Lungs in orange
Scientists have successfully reversed persistent lung fibrosis in mice by overexpressing the SIRT3 protein in lung macrophages [1]. Fibrosis: not knowing when to stop Fibrosis may be the true apex predator of humanity. According to one study, fibrotic diseases that cause organ failure are responsible for around 45% of all deaths in the United States...