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Tag: Skin

July 24, 2020
A team of researchers have developed a tissue-specific clock that can measure the biological age of skin. There is plenty of new evidence that different organs and tissues in our body age at different rates. In particular, the epigenetic state, the pattern of gene expression, of the cells that comprise these different organs and tissues...
February 02, 2020
The January edition of Journal Club, hosted by Dr. Oliver Medvedik, took a look at the results of a recent human trial in which the drug rapamycin was used to treat skin aging with some promising results. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
January 24, 2020
The Journal Club will be returning on January 28th at 13:00 EST with your host Dr. Oliver Medvedik. This month, we will be taking a look at the results of a recent human trial where the drug rapamycin was used to treat skin aging with some promising results. You can watch the show live on...
November 27, 2019
The results of a small human clinical trial focused on skin aging have been published, and they are positive. A topical application of rapamycin, an FDA-approved drug that is used to combat organ rejection during donor transplants and targets the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, was tested to see if it had any effect...
September 25, 2019
Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that exosomes harvested from human skin cells can repair sun-damaged skin cells in mice. The therapy also appears to be more effective than retinol and stem cell treatment, and best of all, delivery of the therapy is needle-free. What are exosomes? Exosomes are essentially membrane-wrapped packages that...
March 18, 2019
The skin is our first line of defense against invading pathogens, and scientists at UC San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Administration (VA) Health Care System believe that it may be a cause of inflammaging, the age-related chronic inflammation that encourages a number of age-related diseases to develop. As we age, we generally experience...