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Tag: Sarcopenia

Immunis
Intending to treat sarcopenia, the private biotechnology company Immunis has begun a human clinical trial of a stem cell secretome product that affects the immune system. The company's full press release is included here. Immunis, Inc., a private biotech company developing an innovative treatment for age and disease-related immune decline, announces its first-in-human injection of...
Heart cells
A paper just published in Nature Aging has explained how changes to the lamina contribute to heart weakness in model organisms. A protective enclosure for genetic stability Lamin proteins enclose the nucleus in the lamina, the cellular envelope that contains and protects DNA. In progeria, a mutation of the gene that codes for the Lamin...
Teeth and muscles
Researchers publishing in The Lancet have found a relationship between poor oral health and weaker muscles in people who are at least 70 years old. An established health link We have previously reported on the relationship between disease and oral health, specifically diabetes, and research has discussed its relationships to walking speed [1] and vascular...
Squatting at desk
A research paper published in the Journal of Applied Physiology has found that regular, intermittent exercise encourages amino acids to form proteins in muscle. Anabolic resistance Previous research has found that a lack of activity accelerates the age-related muscle loss known as sarcopenia [1]. This has been found to be strongly influenced by anabolic resistance,...
muscle and bone
In a new study published in Bone Research, Japanese researchers established a novel drug screening system and identified a promising compound to treat age-associated muscle and bone frailty [1]. Musculoskeletal system Muscle health and bone health are tightly interconnected. Various muscular dystrophies are a great example: disease-caused muscle wasting leads to skeletal deformities, which prompts...
Mouse running
A team of researchers publishing through Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute has described an association between the peptide ghrelin and skeletal muscle aging in mice [1]. An appetite stimulant with potential side effects Ghrelin is a peptide containing 28 amino acids. Its main function is to stimulate the appetite through receptors in the hypothalamus [2], but...