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Tag: mTOR

Elderly eyes
April 26, 2021
In a new paper published in Aging, researchers have determined that directly improving autophagy through flubendazole (FLBZ) is potentially useful in treating dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that causes vision loss. An accumulation of lipids Dry AMD shares a surprising commonality with atherosclerosis. As our macrophages attack the fatty (lipid) deposits in our...
Research mouse
April 14, 2021
A new study in Molecular Cell has shown that the benefits of hypoxia may be derived from a suppression of the inflammatory SASP. 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...
A picture of the Alpha-ketoglutarate molecule
January 18, 2021
Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) is a popular dietary and sports supplement frequently used in the bodybuilding world, but interest in this molecule has more recently reached the aging research field for its potential to slow down aging. AKG is a naturally occurring endogenous intermediary metabolite, which means that our own bodies create it, and is part of...
Fat mouse
November 24, 2020
Researchers have discovered a chemical pathway that alleviates many harmful consequences of obesity while having little effect on obesity itself [1]. Obesity is bad for your lifespan. This is one of the fundamental truths of longevity science. Obesity drastically increases our susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and other morbidities. It promotes inflammaging,...
Bread yeast
December 13, 2019
Building upon previous studies, a new study has unearthed critical facts about the basic biology behind the TORC1 pathway, identifying how caloric restriction leads to a chain of effects that activate the protein Maf1, repress RNA transcription, and slow genomic instability, which is one of the primary hallmarks of aging. A long chain of causes...
Brian Kennedy Interview
December 04, 2019
If humans ever reach an average lifespan of well over 100 years, what is going to happen? Are we going to be bored with such long lives? "Well," says Prof. Brian Kennedy of the National University of Singapore, "If you ask me: 'Do I want to have cancer at 75? Do I want have Alzheimer’s...