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Tag: Skin

Skin fibroblast
Researchers publishing in Aging have identified an individual protein, secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP4), that is produced by senescent cells and contributes to skin aging in mice. The spread of the SASP Why we Age: Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, more of your cells become senescent. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues...
Skin aging
In a new systematic review published in Scientific Reports, multiple genes driving skin aging were identified [1]. The authors start by explaining the intrinsic (genetic and chronological) and extrinsic (environmental) factors that drive skin aging. While the environmental factors that affect the rate of skin aging, such as sun exposure and smoking, can be controlled,...
Rejuvenated skin
Publishing in Science, researchers have transplanted old human skin to young mice and witnessed a robust rejuvenation cascade that is probably triggered by vascular growth [1]. New life for old skin Our skin begins to age relatively early, and this conspicuous process gave rise to a centuries-old huge industry of skin care. Sadly, most of...
Naked mole rats natural habitat
Naked mole rats are long-lived rodents famous for their resistance to cancer and sustained healthy lifespan. In a new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, researchers have shown that the skin of older members of this species is characterized by high expression of longevity-associated and tumor-suppressing genes [1]. Getting under the skin  Skin...
Blood donation
Scientists have shown that blood donation strongly affects skin aging in mice, probably by lowering the levels of toxic free iron [1]. The good bloodshed Before the dawn of modern medicine, bloodletting was one of the favorite arrows in medieval doctors’ quivers. Of course, it was a savage and unscientific instrument that probably did more...
Naked Mole Rat Side
A study published in Aging has shown that the skin of the naked mole rat retains nearly all of its physical and biochemical properties as these animals chronologically age, providing new insight into how and why these animals live so long. Wrinkly, but not like humans wrinkle With a wrinkly, largely hairless body, the naked...

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