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Tag: COVID-19

Brain COVID
A new publication in Nature Aging has used organoids and model mice to discover that senolytics may be effective treatments for neurodegeneration caused by long COVID. A link between COVID-19 and cellular senescence Post-acute infection syndromes (PAISes) are caused by a variety of viral and bacterial infections. The PAIS specific to the COVID-causing SARS-CoV-2, "long...
Kariko Weissmann
Katalin KarikΓ³ and Drew Weissman received this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for a groundbreaking discovery that facilitated the development of mRNA vaccines and can be relevant to future anti-aging therapies. A crucial discovery The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest health challenges that humanity has ever seen. At its dawn, things...
COVID on the brain
Researchers have shown that even mild SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause lingering neurological symptoms. These findings might shed light on the infamous "long COVID" [1]. Mild doesn't mean harmless COVID survivors sometimes experience cognitive symptoms, such as β€œbrain fog”, that can linger for months. Those symptoms can be debilitating, affecting work performance and learning, and they...
Champions of Coronavirus
A research paper that has just been peer reviewed and published in Nature has described how disrupting an immune pathway that is upregulated in aging decreases the lethality of COVID-19 in a mouse model. Mice with COVID-19 As the researchers explain, normal mice do not use the same angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) as humans,...
Looking forward
We recently caught up with Dr. Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae from SENS Research Foundation (SRF) about the landscape in the field. We asked them two simple questions, and they joined forces to give us their combined insights. Lifespan.io: First, do you think we can defeat aging? Of course I think we can defeat...
Elderly Person Coughing
Researchers have used a big data approach to disentangle cellular and physiological changes that are specific to COVID-19 from those caused by aging [1]. Identifying these improves our understanding of the disease and may help explain why COVID-19 has a more severe effect on older people. A tangled skein The enormous impact of COVID-19 around...