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In the first human trial of its kind, scientists showed that a fasting-mimicking diet can work synergistically with conventional therapies in cancer patients, altering their metabolisms and reshaping their immune systems [1]. What happens when you fast? Fasting is shaping up to be a powerful addition to clinical practice. It is not a panacea that...
Cancer cells
Researchers publishing in Cell Reports Medicine have described a method of using off-the-shelf, allogeneic immune cells as cancer therapy. Overcoming the hurdles of allogeneic cells Allogeneic cells come from other sources than the individual being treated. As recipients of organ donations know, if the immune system identifies foreign cells, it will attack them. This is...
Death sentence
Researchers publishing in Science have found that the well-known biomarker p21 starts a fatal timer for mouse liver cells. Get better or die As the researchers demonstrate, the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21, which is encoded by the Cdkn1a gene, is associated with its own secretome: the p21-associated secretory phenotype (PASP). Similar but not identical to...
Bladder
In an important proof-of-concept study, scientists have successfully employed a ferroptosis activator and an mTOR inhibitor against bladder cancer cells [1]. Ferroptosis – "the iron death" Ferroptosis is a distinct type of cell death that gets less attention and is less well understood than the more ubiquitous and familiar apoptosis. As its name suggests, ferroptosis...
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A study published in EBioMedicine has shown how a peptide targets and kills senescent cancer cells, potentially paving the way for a new class of interventions. 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,...
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Scientists have discovered a new mechanism of action of one of geroscience’s favorite molecules, which is related to its anti-cancer effect [1]. Rapamycin – more than a geroprotector Rapamycin needs no introduction in the longevity community. This molecule was discovered in 1972 in a sample of soil from Easter Island (Rapa Nui in the native...