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August 13, 2020
With exactly one week to go before the Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020 conference begins, we have just enough time for one last update to show you what has been going on and some of the exciting things that we have planned for you to enjoy. August 20-21st will see the leading experts in aging research...
August 12, 2020
Back in January 2018, we reported that, for the first time, researchers had reversed lung fibrosis in mice using a single gene therapy. Today, we want to spotlight a new study that builds on the positive results of the 2018 research, taking us another step closer to telomerase gene therapy in humans to reverse pulmonary...
August 11, 2020
On this week's Lifespan News, Brent Nally discusses a DNA methylation clock that determines our skin age, fruit flies and caloric restriction, the senescence resistance of aging mole rats, a mitochondrial protein that regulates health and longevity, the "love hormone" oxytocin as a therapy for Alzheimer's disease, and other rejuvenation topics.
August 11, 2020
Researchers have found that CLOCK, a protein that regulates the circadian cycle of our cells, also fights cellular senescence by promoting chromatin stability [1]. Since its very beginning, life on Earth had to adapt to our planet's natural 24-hour rotation cycle. Rising to the challenge, nature invented biological mechanisms called circadian clocks (from the Latin...
August 10, 2020
Epigenetic alterations, which are one of the proposed reasons we age, are the changes to gene expression that our cells experience as we get older. These alterations harm the fundamental functions of our cells and can increase the risk of cancer and other age-related diseases. Depending on your view, epigenetic alterations are either the result...
August 07, 2020
Senescent cells accumulate in our bodies as we age, increasing inflammation and raising our risk of suffering from cancer and other age-related diseases. A new biotech startup plans to reset aged senescent cells to a youthful state to deal with this problem. The rejuvenation biotechnology field is growing at a steady pace these days, with...