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Tag: Cancer

Breast cancer
Cells from the breasts of women with mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer shows signs of accelerated aging, according to new research [1]. Accelerated aging may make these cells worse at suppressing cancer development, offering both an explanation for the effect of these mutations and an unexplored path for possible treatments. Risky mutations...
mRNA
The current pandemic has brought mRNA vaccines into the spotlight and have likely sped up the widespread adoption and usage of this technology. Now, a company has its sights set on treating cancer with mRNA technology, and the initial animal data is positive. mRNA steps up to treat cancer mRNA vaccines look like they are...
Alpha-lipoic acid (also known as ALA) is a common supplement, and we take a look at it in the context of aging. What is alpha-lipoic acid? Alpha-lipoic acid is an organosulfur (an organic compound that contains sulfur) derived from caprylic acid (also known as octanoic acid). It was first discovered in 1937, when Snell found...
Glioblastoma
A report in the Journal of Cell Science has outlined different stages of cellular senescence alongside a mechanism that reverses it, along with a potential new treatment for glioblastoma. 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...
Glucosamine reduces all-cause mortality.
This popular supplement has been used for decades for joint pain, but its influence on all-cause mortality is far more interesting in the context of healthy longevity. What is glucosamine? Glucosamine is a polysaccharide that naturally occurs in cartilaginous joint tissues and is involved in protein and lipid synthesis. Glucosamine is also present in other...
Magnifying glass on cancer
Biotech company GRAIL made history earlier this month when it introduced the first commercially available multi-cancer blood test. The test is based on analyzing tumor DNA in circulation and could be a game-changer in the field of cancer diagnostics, especially if the company continues to improve it. Discovering cancer early Medicine has made great strides...