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Tag: Frailty

Osteoarthritis
A new study shows that even low levels of physical activity are very good for your muscles, bones, and joints, but exercising too much can potentially harm you [1]. The unholy trinity Sarcopenia, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis are the trio of age-related diseases that affect, respectively, muscles, bones, and joints. Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of...
Running mouse
A team of researchers publishing in Cell Death & Disease has found that the age-related decline of mitochondrial calcium uptake family member 3 (MICU3), a regulator of mitochondrial function, is associated with sarcopenia, the aging-associated loss of muscle. Why mitochondria control their calcium uptake The calcium ion, Ca2+, is vital in mitochondrial metabolism and interacts...
Exercise clock
A new, three-year study published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A examined the relationship between epigenetic clocks and physical performance in older women. Epigenetic clocks and biological age  Epigenetic Clocks - What are they?An epigenetic clock is a biochemical test that uses DNA methylation levels and accumulation of methyl groups on DNA to determine...
Longeveron
Longeveron has just announced the first data from its Phase 2b clinical trial that targets frailty with Lomecel-B, an MSC-based cell therapy. A longevity strategy built in More and more, biotech start-ups are applying longevity strategies to their therapeutic pipelines. Among them, Longeveron stands out as one of the few companies taking a cell-based approach....
A research team led by Dr. Brian Kennedy has shown that administration of alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), a natural metabolite in the citric acid cycle, improves both lifespan and healthspan in middle-aged mice. Modest increase in lifespan For this study, the researchers administered a calcium salt of AKG, CaAKG, to 18-month-old male and female Black 6 mice,...
Frailty and the decline of the immune system are two typical features of aging, but new research shows that both can be halted and even somewhat reversed using a novel cell-based therapy. Frailty and immunosenescence Frailty is something that frequently affects older people, and it ultimately results in the loss of independence and quality of...