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Month: June 2022

Older people running
A study published in Obesity suggests that metformin may decrease the gains in cardiorespiratory performance brought on by exercise. The world's most common diabetes drug Metabolic syndrome, which is represented by the four connected symptoms of obesity, excessive fats in the bloodstream (dyslipidemia), high blood pressure (hypertension), and excessive blood sugar (hyperglycemia), all of which...
Switzerland, Jun 30, 2022 - Molecule, a comprehensive funding and incubation ecosystem for early-stage biopharma research, announced this week they raised $12.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Northpond Ventures with participation from Shine Capital, 1kx, Fifty Years, KdT Ventures, BACKED VC, Inflection VC, Chris Leiter, Balaji Srinivasan, Zee Prime Capital, The...
Natasha Vita-More
"Transhumanism is a philosophy, worldview, and a movement," Dr. Natasha Vita-More states in the book "Transhumanism: What is it?" Essentially, it's the idea of being able to move beyond being human, and finding solutions to living longer, healthier lives. Visit the VitaDAO website to learn how you can get involved. Natasha is an Executive Director...
Group Project
June 2022 marked the first anniversary of VitaDAO passing its Gnosis Token Auction. Since its founding, the biotech DAO has invested over $2.5 million into more than 10 longevity projects with the aim of driving early-stage research in the field. Visit the VitaDAO website to learn how you can get involved. What is VitaDAO, and...
DNA Details
In a new study published in GeroScience, researchers have shown that it is possible to significantly increase yeast lifespan by overexpressing genes highly conserved across various species [1]. Survival and aging The question of the effects of nature versus nurture, or programmed versus stochastic, sparks hot scientific debate in other fields as well as aging....
Cocoa
A large-scale, randomized, controlled trial has found that in aging adults, cocoa extract does not affect the prevalence of adverse cardiovascular events but decreases their lethality [1]. Rich in flavanols The nutrients that we consume obviously impact our healthspan and lifespan, but studying their effects in a controlled environment in humans is not easy. Most...

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