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Tag: Heart disease

July 02, 2020
Researchers have found out how LDL cholesterol is able to enter our cells with the help of two proteins that form a doorway into the cell. The findings have ramifications for treating heart disease, which is currently the world's greatest killer. Revealing how LDL gets into our cells We have all likely heard about good...
March 25, 2020
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have demonstrated that mitochondrial transplants can give cells a boost of energy and could potentially be the basis of therapies to address various cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and metabolic diseases. The mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, converting the nutrients we consume into energy to be used by every...
March 18, 2020
As aging is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases, their prevalence rises rapidly with advancing age. A new study sheds light on our cells' declining ability to provide quality control for mitochondria, which spurs other aspects of aging. The loss of mitophagy accelerates aging The mitochondria are well-known as being the powerhouses of...
November 20, 2019
Exercise is a great way to increase life expectancy and reduce your risk of dementia, according to a new study. This study joins the many others that relate to exercise and the impact that it can have on health and longevity. It should be absolutely no surprise to our regular readers that regular exercise and...
November 19, 2019
A particularly harmful byproduct of oxidized cholesterol appears to be a primary cause of atherosclerosis and a therapeutic target ripe for the taking. A new review takes a look at 7-ketocholesterol and its role in aging and disease. A new review exploring 7-ketocholesterol We recently reported on the launch of Underdog Pharma, a new startup...
November 07, 2019
A team of researchers, including renowned geneticist Professor George Church, has published a new paper demonstrating the mitigation of multiple age-related diseases using a multi-target gene therapy. Treating multiple age-related diseases at once George Church is a very prominent figure in genetics and aging research, and he created quite a stir last year when he...