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Tag: Supercentenarians

Centenarian
Scientists have discovered a possible mechanism that protects extremely long-lived people from aging [1]. Protected persons A few days ago, news came of the death of the oldest person in the world (and the oldest ever to have her age indisputably confirmed), 119-year-old Kane Tanaka from Japan. People who live past 100 or 110 years...
Dividing cells
Researchers from AgeX Therapeutics and other organizations have proved the feasibility of reprogramming banked cells derived from a supercentenarian. Their discovery portends exciting new possibilities for aging research. What is cellular reprogramming? Cellular reprogramming is the process of reverting mature, specialized cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which can develop into any cell type...
Jeanne Calment has the claim of being the longest lived human, but two researchers believe this claim may be false. Is the oldest recorded human being potentially a hoax? If you open an article dedicated to supercentenarians, it is very likely that at its very beginning, you will see the name of Jeanne Calment, the...