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Tag: AMPK

Mitochondrion
A new study conducted by a team of Japanese scientists and published in Scientific Reports details how cells can have their damaged mitochondria destroyed and replaced with healthy ones, offering a potential solution to the problem of mitochondrial dysfunction. Why we Age: Mitochondrial DysfunctionAs they age, the mitochondria in our cells lose their ability to...
Smell of Food
Experiments by researchers in China and the US have shown that the smell of food is enough to reduce the lifespan gains caused by dietary restriction in nematodes. By unraveling the genetic and neurological network behind this, the team found evidence that the same might hold true in mammals. Dietary restriction is more than a...
Research mouse
A new study in Molecular Cell has shown that the benefits of hypoxia may be derived from a suppression of the inflammatory SASP. Why we Age: Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, more of your cells become senescent. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues of which they are part; instead, they emit potentially...
Strawberries
The results of a recent study suggest that fisetin appears to reduce the development of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis [1]. Fisetin is a plant polyphenol and part of the flavonoid group in the flavonol sub-category. The earliest record of isolated fisetin dates back to 1833 from the smoke bush (Rhus cotinus). Its basic chemical characteristics were...
X10 cell fuel trouble
In this informative episode of X10, Nicola explains how failing to properly sense nutrients is a problem that comes with old age, and he brings up the myriad, complicated details of the relationships between cellular mechanisms.
A recent open-access mouse study published by Xi'an Institute of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine scientists in the journal Bone Research describes how the ALPL gene affects bone aging and suggests that metformin might constitute a viable therapeutic option to prevent it [1]. Study abstract Mutations in the liver/bone/kidney alkaline phosphatase (Alpl) gene cause hypophosphatasia...