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Tag: Biomarkers

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...
Polina Mamoshina at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020
At Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, Dr. Polina Mamoshina of Insilico Medicine gave a talk on the subject of biomarkers of human aging that are generated through deep learning algorithms. Deep learning, an advancement over older algorithms of artificial intelligence, has allowed for the useful collection of various data, including facial analysis, bone x-rays, blood markers,...
Keith Comito Longevity Dividend
At the Eurosymposium on Healthy Aging 2020, Lifespan.io president Keith Comito discusses how to take lessons from other fields in generating, storing, and using biomarker data systems in order to provide useful information on aging at both the personal and the population levels. This information is currently not standardized, and this makes it difficult to...