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Month: August 2022

Researchers have been able to achieve substantial recovery of cellular and organismal activity in pigs that had been dead for a full hour [1]. When is it too late? Advances in resuscitation have already moved the boundaries of life and death, making it possible to revive a person several minutes after the heart stops beating....
Lewy bodies
A team of researchers publishing in Nature Communications has described nanobodies that can destroy the α-synuclein aggregates that characterize Lewy bodies, which are associated with dementia and Parkinson's disease [1]. What are nanobodies? Traditional antibody therapies, while promising in some studies, are too large to enter cells in order to affect the aggregates there [2]....
Steve Horvath
Dr. Steve Horvath hardly needs an introduction, so we will be brief: he is the inventor of the epigenetic clock and, currently, principal investigator at Altos Labs. We talked about the recent developments in this immensely important field, including pan-mammalian clocks, two-species clocks, and single-cell clocks, along with the challenges the field faces. You are...
Sauna
In a randomized, controlled trial, scientists have shown that sauna and exercise, when taken together, might have a synergistic, beneficial effect on cardiovascular health and cholesterol levels [1]. Turn up the heat Sauna bathing has been credited with many health benefits [2], predominantly for the cardiovascular system. However, the actual evidence has been limited to...
Mouse running
A team of researchers publishing through Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute has described an association between the peptide ghrelin and skeletal muscle aging in mice [1]. An appetite stimulant with potential side effects Ghrelin is a peptide containing 28 amino acids. Its main function is to stimulate the appetite through receptors in the hypothalamus [2], but...
LSN Longevity Camp
Ryan O'Shea discusses the Longevity Summer Camp, a four-day retreat featuring people from many longevity-related walks of life, on this episode of Lifespan News. Script Recently, somewhere between the former gold mining town of Nevada City and the infamous Donner Pass, a unique gathering took place. Leading longevity experts and company builders convened with promising...