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March 08, 2021
Today, we chronicle the progress of partial cellular reprogramming and discuss how this powerful treatment may be able to reprogram cells back into a youthful state, at least partially reversing epigenetic alterations, one of the proposed reasons we age. For those of you new to the subject of epigenetic alterations you can learn more by...
March 05, 2019
The role of epigenetics, which determine how your genes are expressed, is being increasingly implicated in aging, as is the potential of therapies that revert epigenetics back to those of a younger person. What are epigenetic alterations? The DNA in each of our cells is identical, with only some small variations, so why do our...
January 11, 2018
Researchers have found that by manipulating a single RNA molecule, they can reverse some aspects of cellular aging and regenerate aged cells. Old cells resist regeneration As we grow older, our cells gradually age, leading to the development of various diseases. Therefore, inducing cellular regeneration is one of the approaches that researchers are using to...
January 05, 2018
The reprogramming of cells is a well-established technique in medicine and has been for over a decade now. It allows the en masse creation of patient-matched cells and is the basis for multiple current therapies. Cellular Senescence and Cellular Reprogramming share mechanisms Induced pluripotent stem cells (also known as iPS cells or iPSCs) can be...
October 28, 2017
A new study has shown that it is possible to reverse the scarring that forms after a heart attack, turning it back into healthy heart tissue. The researchers demonstrated that they can change fibroblasts (scar tissue cells) into cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells), though getting to the bottom of how this happens has been a challenge....
July 06, 2017
A new type of cell that can seek and destroy brain cancer and then dispose of themselves has just been successfully tested in mice. The cells are able to home in on brain tumors and reduce them to between 2 to 5% of their original size[1]. This new approach could potentially give doctors a new...