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Tag: Epigenetic alterations

March 24, 2020
Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated they can rejuvenate human cells, making them more like young cells again, by rewinding an epigenetic aging clock. Epigenetic alterations and aging One of the hallmarks of aging is epigenetic alterations, which are the alterations to gene expression that our cells experience with age. They harm the fundamental functions...
March 13, 2020
Today, we are going to take a look at the companies working on resetting cellular aging through a reprogramming approach that directly targets a core reason we age. Cellular reprogramming resets aging in cells As we age, our cells experience alterations to their epigenetic markers, and this, in turn, changes gene expression; this process is...
March 05, 2020
Earlier this year, the CEO of Illumina gave a presentation in which he reaffirmed his company's intention to drive the cost of human genome sequencing down to a mere hundred dollars. This has ramifications for every branch of medicine, including rejuvenation biotechnology. Drastically declining costs In 2001, the year when the Human Genome Project was...
January 23, 2020
A new study has demonstrated that increasing the expression of a single gene was enough to reverse age-related visual decline in the eyes of old mice. Introducing ELOVL2 Elongation of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids Protein 2 (ELOVL2) is both a bit of a tongue twister and a known aging biomarker. The results of a...
January 22, 2020
Recently, Dr. David Sinclair did an AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit. Events like these, which allow people to ask researchers questions about their work on an open forum, can often turn up interesting responses that are not always uncovered during interviews. We have picked these few questions and answers, but we suggest that you...
December 12, 2019
This time on LE 101, Veera discusses another primary hallmark of aging, epigenetic alterations, which affect the switches that turn genes on and off - and may be surprisingly easy to reverse.