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Month: January 2022

Rat maze
Polish researchers publishing in Aging have discovered that the well-known senolytic combination of dasatinib and quercetin improves the cognitive capabilities of older rats. Understanding neuroplasticity While new neurons can be formed in the adult hippocampus through neurogenesis [1], learning and behavioral changes caused by changes in the prefrontal cortex are not the result of this...
Fibrous foods
A study published in Science by Dr. Jennifer A. Wargo and her colleagues spanning multiple centers recently examined if dietary fiber and commercially available probiotics affect immunotherapy response in cancer patients [1]. They hypothesized that bacteria from two probiotic species would be associated with a response to this therapy. The human patients By using stool...
Balanced stones
A new meta-analysis from Aging Cell has shown that both high and low levels of IGF-1 are related to mortality risk [1]. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) IGF-1 is one of the body’s major metabolic hormones. It can have effects similar to insulin, and it mediates the effects of growth hormone. IGF-1 has growth-promoting effects...
DNA background
In a preprint showcased in bioRxiv, scientists have shown that a single cycle of partial cellular reprogramming can reverse multiple age-related changes in mice. Starting from a blank slate As was first shown in 2006 by a group led by Shinya Yamanaka, introduction of four transcription factors (proteins that influence gene expression) can make differentiated...
Turning back the clock
Vadim Gladyshev and his team have published a review in Aging Cell about the current techniques and innovations in rejuvenation biotechnology, providing an overview of how these researchers see the state of the field. The reversibility of aging The reviewers begin by discussing the connection between the perceived irreversibility of aging and the lack of...
Some people are uneasy about the idea of extending human healthy lifespan by using rejuvenation technologies that target the aging process directly. Even people who accept the possibility that such therapies can be developed are not always convinced that developing them is a good idea. Interestingly enough there are only a few arguments that most...