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Tag: Biomarkers

Killifish
A recent study published in Biogerontology has discovered a potential new aging biomarker and longevity therapeutic target [1]. Isthmin 1 (Ism1) in aging fish  Ism1 is not a well-known protein, but it has been shown to play a role in multiple aspects of biology. It contributes to tumor suppression [2,3], is essential during organ development...
Michael Geer Interview
Michael Geer is a successful serial entrepreneur who came to the longevity field to get things going. He and his co-founder Pete Ward have recently launched the app Humanity, which offers its users ways to monitor their rates of aging and makes actionable suggestions as to how to slow those rates down. We talked to...
Blood vessels in the brain
Researchers publishing in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience have discovered that blood pressure is directly linked to brain aging. BrainThe brain is perhaps the most important organ in the body. While many organs are critical to our survival, the brain contains the self. It is responsible for personality and consciousness and is what differentiates us most...
Supplements
There is one common public reaction to my talks that bothers me quite a bit. I am worried that after each of my lectures, people will just start taking lots of supplements without regard for dosage or effectiveness, potentially hurting themselves in the process. This is because one of the most common reactions to me...
urine test
A lipid metabolite could serve as a novel biomarker to test the performance of senolytics, according to a new study [1]. Such a biomarker can be detected from blood or urine, allowing for non-invasive testing, and experiments have shown that it plays a functional role in cellular senescence. Slowing down to stay safe Cellular senescence...
Neurons
A new study shows that functional deterioration of the nervous system contributes to late-life mortality and identifies a related bloodborne biomarker for all-cause mortality [1]. Neurofilament light chain (NfL) is a structural protein found in nerve cells. The nervous system has been implicated in aging and longevity, so the fact that NfL can be detected...

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