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Month: October 2021

Human Heart
Researchers have found that the protein fortilin, which is abundant in the heart, protects it from failure by blocking apoptotic activity. This discovery opens new possibilities in treating age-related heart diseases [1]. When your heart fails you As menacing at it sounds, heart failure (HF) does not mean that your heart has completely failed, just...
STSTW Restoring Vision
For the finale of our three-part cellular reprogramming series on Science to Save the World, we discuss restoring vision through cellular reprogramming along with the problems involved in bringing partial cellular reprogramming to humans. Script Can cellular reprogramming restore vision? In late 2020, researchers, including Dr. David Sinclair, published a study that showed they could...
EARD2021 Tyler Golato
At Ending Age-Related Diseases 2021, Tyler Golato of VitaDAO discussed the concept of a DAO along with the promise and problems involved with decentralized corporate governance. Script Hi everyone, I'm Tyler Golato, the Chief Scientific Officer at Molecule and also one of the co-initiators of VitaDAO, which is a decentralized collective that's focused on funding...
Clinical Trial
A team of researchers, including Dr. James Kirkland of Mayo Clinic, has published a review of the ongoing efforts of researchers to clear senescent cells through senolytics. Why we Age: Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, more of your cells become senescent. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues of which they are part;...
Michael Geer Interview
Michael Geer is a successful serial entrepreneur who came to the longevity field to get things going. He and his co-founder Pete Ward have recently launched the app Humanity, which offers its users ways to monitor their rates of aging and makes actionable suggestions as to how to slow those rates down. We talked to...
Injured Hand
The latest research out of the Journal of Cell Biology shines a light on why our skin loses its healing abilities as we age. SkinSkin, as the most readily visible organ of the human body, is one of the first to let us know that we are getting older. Our skin goes beyond appearance; it...