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Category: Interviews

Crowd Funded Cures
We have written extensively about VitaDAO, a collective dedicated to community-governed, decentralized drug development. Probably the fastest and cheapest way to get geroprotective drugs to the market is by repurposing existing drugs, such as rapamycin, metformin, and acarbose. These drugs cost next to nothing, have a known safety record, and have shown a lot of...
Joao Pedro de Magalhaes
Professor João Pedro de Magalhães leads the Genomics of Ageing and Rejuvenation Lab at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing in the University of Birmingham. He is also CSO of YouthBio Therapeutics, a US-based biotech company that develops rejuvenation gene therapies based on partial reprogramming by Yamanaka factors. Last year, he co-authored The hoverfly and...
Richard Miller
Richard A. Miller is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan and the Director of Michigan's Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research. He is also a driving force behind the ITP, the Interventions Testing Program, created in the early 2000s to study the effect of various drugs on lifespan in...
Yuri Deigin Interview
In a recent press release, YouthBio Therapeutics announced that it has left stealth mode. YouthBio is a self-proclaimed longevity biotech company with a focus on developing gene therapies that reverse the epigenetic alterations that cause us to age. The company is hoping to reverse cellular aging in people through partial cellular reprogramming. This approach reverses...
Zalzala interview
Dr. Sajad Zalzala, co-founder of AgelessRx, prescribes naltrexone for a variety of conditions and is currently enrolling patients in clinical trials for its effectiveness against the lingering effects of COVID-19 as well as for longevity. We caught up with him to discuss the progress in this area. For the people who aren't familiar with low-dose...
Steven Austad
Dr. Steven Austad of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is not a typical geroscientist, or at least, he did not become one in a typical way. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in English literature, Steven spent several years on jobs such as a wild animal trainer for Hollywood before deciding to study biology, and his...