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Month: June 2021

Unexpected treasure
Researchers have found that zoledronate, a drug used to treat osteoporosis, has unexpected life-extending properties in human beings, and they confirmed these findings in a fruit fly study. The original unexpected findings Zoledronate is a biophosphonate, a drug used to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis-related bone fractures. It is well-absorbed into the...
LSN Quantum Computers
This week on Lifespan News, Brent Nally discusses how quantum computers can aid in drug discovery, a study in which stem cells are shown to promote the health of nearby cells, and how the aged microenvironment is linked to sarcopenia. Further Reading Can Quantum Computing Help Discover New Drugs? How Stem Cells Promote the Health...
Nir Barzilai Interview about metformin and longevity.
Dr. Nir Barzilai is one of the leading experts in geroscience, with more than 25 years of longevity research under his belt. He is the director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the author of the book Age Later. He is also the leading researcher of TAME,...
X10 An Ageless World
On this episode of X10, we discuss the demographics and population of a world in which age-related diseases simply didn't exist and what effects that would have on our planet. Script In an earlier episode about overpopulation, I said that predicting LE-driven population growth is beyond what we can do, at least on X10. Well,...
Ending Age-Related Diseases Conference 2021
August 19-22 sees the arrival of the annual Ending Age-Related Diseases conference, where we will discuss progress in the development of diagnostics for aging along with drugs and therapies for healthy life extension. The conference will be virtual this year due to the current global pandemic, which means you can join us from the comfort...
Neuropathy
Intellia has released clinical data for NTLA-2001, a gene therapy for hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis. What is transthyretin amyloidosis? Transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis is the buildup of misfolded transthyretin, a protein generated by the liver. Normally, this protein is partially responsible for the transport of thyroid hormones, hence its name; however, transthyretin is vulnerable to mutations and...