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Tag: iPSCs

Fluorescent cells
A team of Chinese researchers has described a novel method of illuminating pluripotent stem cells in a paper published in Aging. How and why Yamanaka Factors and Partial Cellular ReprogrammingDrs. Takahashi and Yamanaka showed that they could use Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc (OSKM) to reprogram cells back to pluripotent, embryonic stem cells. While this discovery showed...
Rainbow Clocks
In a preprint published in bioRxiv, Morgan Levine and colleagues have identified and grouped 5,717 epigenetic CpG sites into 12 different modules, conducting an in-depth examination into how epigenetic clocks work. Epigenetic Clocks - What are they?An epigenetic clock is a biochemical test that uses DNA methylation levels and accumulation of methyl groups on DNA...
New Biotech
In a pre-print paper that has not yet been peer reviewed, a group of researchers presented a new highly efficient method of partial cellular reprogramming [1]. Young from old Our cells age, and old cells differ from young ones in multiple ways, including gene expression, telomere length, and protein milieu. However, old germline cells can...
Reprogramming
Scientists have proposed a novel method of cellular reprogramming that is more predictable and effective than traditional methods [1]. Geroscience's Holy Grail Cellular reprogramming is a hot topic in geroscience that is being pursued by many academics and companies, including major players such as Google's Calico along with Altos Labs, which is backed by Jeff...
Turning back the clock
Vadim Gladyshev and his team have published a review in Aging Cell about the current techniques and innovations in rejuvenation biotechnology, providing an overview of how these researchers see the state of the field. The reversibility of aging The reviewers begin by discussing the connection between the perceived irreversibility of aging and the lack of...
Neurons
Scientists publishing in Nature Aging have shown that telomerase reverse transcriptase slows neurodegeneration but not due to its telomere-building activity [1]. Chromosomes' bodyguards Why We Age: Telomere AttritionTelomeres are DNA regions located at the ends of a chromosome. Their normal length is 8-10 thousand base pairs, yet they consist of repetitions of a single sequence:...