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Arkadi Mazin

Arkadi Mazin

About Arkadi Mazin

Arkadi is a seasoned journalist and op-ed author with a passion for learning and exploration. His interests span from politics to science and philosophy. Having studied economics and international relations, he is particularly interested in the social aspects of longevity and life extension. He strongly believes that life extension is an achievable and noble goal that has yet to take its rightful place on the very top of our civilization’s agenda – a situation he is eager to change.

Articles from this author

March 16, 2020
A study published in Aging and Disease shows the effectiveness of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy against a deadly immune reaction caused by COVID-19. While scientists all over the world are working on a vaccine that would be effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of researchers from...
March 09, 2020
Researchers from AgeX Therapeutics and other organizations have proved the feasibility of reprogramming banked cells derived from a supercentenarian. Their discovery portends exciting new possibilities for aging research. What is cellular reprogramming? Cellular reprogramming is the process of reverting mature, specialized cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which can develop into any cell type...
March 03, 2020
Researchers from the Universities of Harvard and Tel Aviv have succeeded in linking up to 10 "organs-on-a-chip" via an analog of human vasculature. The invention allows for in vitro testing of drug toxicity and action, taking us one step closer to automated clinical trials and the development of personalized drugs. Chipping away at trial duration...
February 24, 2020
A new mouse study published in Cell Reports has shown that a metabolic precursor of the coenzyme NAD+ rejuvenates oocytes (egg cells), restoring fertility [1]. The oldest cells In humans, female fertility begins to decline near the end of the third decade of life, long before other markers of aging appear. This age-related decline is...
February 19, 2020
Researchers from Berkeley have established that SIRT2 prevents overactivation of the NLRP3 inflammasome through deacetylation. Targeting this pathway can possibly reduce or even reverse age-related chronic inflammation and insulin resistance. What are sirtuins? Sirtuins are a family of proteins that have long been a target of longevity research [1]. Sirtuins probably descend from some of...
February 12, 2020
DNA origami, a nano-scale technique used to make very tiny smiley faces out of DNA, is becoming increasingly valuable for drug delivery and other applications, paving the way for true nanomedicine. What is DNA origami? Ever since Richard Feynman famously proclaimed in his seminal 1959 talk that "there’s plenty of room at the bottom", nanotechnology...