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Tam Hunt

Tam Hunt

About Tam Hunt

Tam Hunt is a lawyer and writer with a background in biology. Among other things, he runs a blog on Medium.com called Forever Young? devoted to the science, technology, and philosophy of combating aging.

Articles from this author

February 11, 2020
At the recent Longevity Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, we had the chance to interview Lewis Gruber of SIWA Therapeutics and discuss his company's senotherapeutic approach to cancer and senescent cells. He was accompanied by his wife, Misty, who is the CFO of SIWA. Many of our readers are familiar with CAR-T immunotherapy, which has...
February 10, 2020
At the recent Longevity Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, we had the chance to interview Hanadie Yousef, the co-founder and CEO of Juvena Therapeutics. Juvena is isolating proteins from embryonic stem cells that promote tissue regrowth. Can you describe in more detail Juvena's approach to developing protein therapeutics that promote tissue regeneration in the elderly?...
February 05, 2020
We were at the recent Longevity Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, and we had the opportunity to interview Irina and Michael Conboy from UC Berkeley about their pioneering work on blood factors and aging. Irina is a member of our Scientific Advisory Board, and the Conboys' work is well-known to rejuvenation advocates, as they are...
November 18, 2019
Is the focus on senolytics, drugs that eliminate senescent cells, potentially damaging for longevity? In this interview, Dr. Michael Fossel, who has focused his research on telomeres and the development of telomerase therapy for decades, discusses the potential downsides of senolytics and the promise of telomerase therapy for treating age-related diseases. Senescent cells no longer...
June 18, 2019
One of the biggest breakthroughs in biology in the last few decades has been the discovery of epigenetics. Rather than changing the genes themselves, epigenetics change how genes are expressed, allowing our cells to differentiate between their various types. However, the epigenetics of our cells change over time. There is some debate over how much...
April 16, 2019
Rapamycin is a promising anti-aging therapeutic derived from a bacterium that was first found on Easter Island (it's named for Rapa Nui, the official name of Easter Island). It inhibits mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin), thus inhibiting the immune system response that would, in some cases, lead to organ rejection. This is the on-label, FDA-approved...