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Tag: Inflammaging

RNA strand
New research has identified a set of long noncoding RNAs involved in inflammaging and the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) [1]. These RNAs are conserved across a range of species, including humans, and may prove a valuable avenue for controlling senescence. Age-related RNAs RNA can broadly be divided into protein-coding RNAs and noncoding RNAs, which have...
Spinal degradation
Recent research out of Frontiers in Pharmacology has shown that a natural herbal compound reduces senescence and intervertebral disc degeneration in mice. Why we Age: Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, more of your cells become senescent. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues of which they are part; instead, they emit potentially harmful...
Blood-brain barrier
Research suggests that the degradation of the blood-brain barrier over time is a factor in the development of brain diseases. An organ we don't want to age As our brains age, we experience memory loss, a decreased ability to multitask, a lower attention span, and slower information processing [1, 2]. Severe diseases can occur as...
Mouse brain maze
According to a new study, Alzheimer’s disease is connected to inflammaging, which causes B-cells to change their phenotype and hamper amyloid-β (Aβ) removal [1]. Following successful experiments in vivo, the scientists propose B cell depletion as a possible therapy. The darker side of B cells    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is deadly, frustratingly resilient to treatment, and...
Complicated machinery
Aging is a multifactorial and complex process; indeed, it is probably the most complex disorder known. It is made up of a combination of dozens of malfunctions locked together in an accelerating spiral of decline. Despite this undeniable complexity, which is captured to some extent by grouping the many age-related dysfunctions into nine categories often...
Helminths under a microscope
A review conducted by researchers at the Institute for Healthy Ageing at University College London in the UK has determined that infestation of the gut microbiome by helminths, a category of parasitic worms, may be a potential method of curbing the age-related inflammation known as inflammaging, thus delaying the onset of age-related diseases. InflammagingInflammaging is...