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Tag: Sarcopenia

August 27, 2020
A gene therapy treatment can ameliorate the loss of motor function and muscle strength in old mice, offering elderly people hope for continuing their active lives. DOK7 is crucial for muscle function Declining motor function is common with aging and can significantly reduce the quality of life. This decline occurs at least in part due...
February 10, 2020
At the recent Longevity Therapeutics Conference in San Francisco, we had the chance to interview Hanadie Yousef, the co-founder and CEO of Juvena Therapeutics. Juvena is isolating proteins from embryonic stem cells that promote tissue regrowth. Can you describe in more detail Juvena's approach to developing protein therapeutics that promote tissue regeneration in the elderly?...
January 09, 2020
There are lots of exciting companies working in the aging field, and it's a great time to tell you about three of the more interesting ones. Most of these companies are a while away from human trials yet, but their innovations could possibly be truly game changing. Underdog Pharma Underdog Pharmaceuticals is a spin-off company...
October 29, 2019
We're continuing to release talks from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019, our highly successful two-day conference that featured talks from leading researchers and investors, bringing them together to discuss the future of aging and rejuvenation biotechnology. Kevin Strange discussed his company, Novo Biosciences, and how it is developing small molecules that restore the body's ability to...
June 25, 2019
Exercise really does influence how we age, and a new study shows how regular exercise in later life can help offset the decline of NAD+ and NAMPT, two important molecules that facilitate cellular energy production, in skeletal muscle. NAD+ and mitochondria The mitochondria are the power stations of the cell and provide the energy that...
June 20, 2019
In a small, recent human trial, a naturally occurring compound called urolithin A has yielded positive results and appears to slow down part of the aging process that is related to the production of energy in our cells. What is urolithin A? Urolithin A is the end product created when bacteria in the gut break...