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Tag: Inflammaging

Advanced Clock
In a paper published in Geroscience, researchers have developed a metric of systemic inflammation and used it to estimate mortality, finding that it performs better than epigenetic clocks. Evaluating a danger What is Inflammaging? Chronic Inflammation and AgingOne of the aging processes consists of a chronic, smoldering background of inflammation that researchers call β€œinflammaging”.Read More...
Brain Inflammation
Scientists publishing in Nature have explained a key pathway that leads to immune dysfunction and neurodegeneration in aging. Feeling the STING Throughout this paper, the researchers cite other papers demonstrating a cause-and-effect relationship between initial damage and long-term effects. Perturbed mitochondria release their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) into the internal liquid (cytosol) of microglia, the helper...
Calcium
Scientists have reported in Nature Aging that impaired mitochondrial uptake of calcium ions leads to changes in inflammatory responses that resemble what happens in aging [1]. Inflammation and aging Inflammation is an essential, evolutionarily conserved process and a fundamental part of the immune response, providing immediate defense against infections by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses,...
Even genetics
In a recent paper published in Nucleic Acids Research, researchers analyzed the organs of several mammalian species, exploring gene expression patterns associated with maximum lifespan and finding surprising correlations [1]. How and why gene expression changes As organisms age, their gene activity patterns change. To understand why, some researchers look into cross-species analysis to find...
Spinal degeneration
Researchers publishing in Aging have outlined a relationship between disc degeneration, macrophage polarization, inflammation, and sirtuins, demonstrating their effectiveness in a rat model of the disease. A crippling and painful disease Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is a major cause of pain and disability [1], as it leads to the physical deterioration of the shock-absorbing discs...
Bacteriophages
Researchers publishing in Nature Microbiology have determined that the viruses populating the intestines of centenarians are slightly different from those of the merely old. Viruses for bacteria, not people We have written previously about a study showing that centenarians have youthful bacterial gut compositions (enterotypes) similar to those of younger people. This study looks more...