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Tag: Stem cell exhaustion

July 03, 2020
Researchers have found that blocking the activity of a single gene causes other cell types to become dopamine-producing neurons, a type of neuron that Parkinson’s disease destroys. What is Parkinson's disease? Parkinson's disease is a progressive, age-related, neurodegenerative disease that mainly affects the motor system and thus movement. Symptoms start gradually; sometimes it begins with...
June 18, 2020
Your stem cells, which repopulate the cells that are lost during life, are depleted in old age. In this informative episode of X10, Giuliano describes what causes this integrative hallmark to occur.
June 15, 2020
Senescent cell accumulation is a likely reason we age, but removing some populations of specialized cells that have turned senescent may have negative consequences, according to a new study. What are senescent cells? As you get older, more and more of your cells enter into a state known as cellular senescence. Senescent cells no longer...
March 17, 2020
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have successfully used stem cells to repair diabetic damage to retinal blood vessels. The researchers believe that their findings will advance regenerative approaches that seek to reverse conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases that lead to blindness. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have been around for well...
January 13, 2020
You know the story, and it happens to us all eventually: the older we get, the harder our brains find it to learn and remember new things. There are likely to be a myriad of reasons why the brain gets increasingly worse as we age, but these reasons are still poorly understood. Like the old...
January 02, 2020
On this talk episode of X10, Nazli Eskici of the University of Helsinki discusses stem cells, the cells that form all the functional cells of the body - and the exhaustion of which is one of the hallmarks of aging.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});