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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...
An image of colorectal cancer.
In a cell culture study, researchers have discovered that forcing cancer cells to differentiate into somatic cells can cause them to stop proliferating. Cancer, stem cells, and proliferation The danger of cancer is from its proliferation: its uncontrolled division within the body. This proliferation is explained by the mutated cells exhibiting stem-like properties; in other...
Nanoparticles in blood
Scientists have successfully tested a new nanoparticle-based delivery system for CRISPR kits, achieving drastic improvements in mouse models of glioblastoma and ovarian cancer [1]. A gift from our single-cell ancestors CRISPR gene editing technology has been widely hailed as a potential game changer in medicine, including anti-cancer therapy. CRISPR’s ability to permanently disrupt tumor survival...