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Tag: Cancer

June 22, 2020
Researchers are starting to test the use of immunotherapies, normally used for treating cancer, to target senescent cells, which accumulate in our bodies as we age and are implicated in many age-related conditions. What are senescent cells? As you age, increasing numbers of your cells enter into a state known as senescence. Senescent cells do...
June 10, 2020
A possible new role for niacin has been discovered in the fight against brain cancer. An old vitamin  Niacin is a form of vitamin B3 and has been a popular supplement since its discovery in 1937 by the researcher Conrad Elvehjem. Niacin is actually nicotinic acid, and it is possible to create it through the...
April 06, 2020
New research shows that resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, contributes to genomic stability by reducing the occurrence of DNA double-strand breaks and prolongs lifespan in genetically modified mice that are prone to carcinogenic mutations [1]. DSBs and genomic instability Genomic instability, one of the hallmarks of aging, is a condition characterized by frequent...
March 23, 2020
The researchers of a new review have examined the relationship between cellular senescence and bone marrow cancers, looking at how senescence can ultimately fuel cancer development and how malignant cells induce senescence [1]. Senescent cells and cancer As we get older, an increasing number of our cells enter into a state known as senescence, a...
February 11, 2020
At the recent Longevity Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, we had the chance to interview Lewis Gruber of SIWA Therapeutics and discuss his company's senotherapeutic approach to cancer and senescent cells. He was accompanied by his wife, Misty, who is the CFO of SIWA. Many of our readers are familiar with CAR-T immunotherapy, which has...
January 15, 2020
According to a new study from Harvard researchers, switching to a healthier lifestyle by the time you reach middle age could potentially give you eight to ten more years of healthy life free from age-related diseases. Healthy habits mean a longer, healthier life This new epidemiological study shows that adopting the five habits of eating...