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Publishing in Aging, a team of researchers has discovered how puerarin, an extract of kudzu, ameliorates chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) signs in cellular cultures by limiting mitophagy: the consumption of mitochondria by cells. When autophagy isn't a good thing Mitophagy is a subset of autophagy, the consumption of any organelle by a cell. This...
Stroke Recovery
In a study published in Aging, Chinese researchers have described how they used computer modeling in order to create a new rapalog that is designed to reduce the long-term impact of stroke. Reperfusion injury, autophagy, and mTORC1 Stroke and other ischemic events, such as heart attack, occur when a blockage causes blood to stop flowing...

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