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Tag: Vascular Aging

Blood vessels
February 22, 2021
Tissue engineering company Humacyte is about to make a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal in order to go public. The company is developing bioengineered Human Acellular Vessels (HAVs), which provide prosthetic vasculature to support the repair, reconstruction, and replacement of blood vessels damaged by injury or disease. What is a SPAC? A special purpose...
Cerebral blood vessels
October 02, 2020
A new study conducted by researchers from Germany and the UK has shown that accumulation of medin, an amyloid of the protein MFG-E8, leads to cerebrovascular (brain blood vessel) disease in wild-type mice [1]. Loss of ProteostasisThe loss of proteostasis is the failure of the protein building machinery of the cell and the accumulation of...
Red meat
July 10, 2020
Researchers suggest that trimethylamine, a metabolic byproduct that is created when bacteria in the gut break down foods such as red meat, may be a key player in vascular aging. Trimethylamine and vascular aging Some researchers believe that trimethylamine damages our arteries, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado...
September 11, 2018
According to a study by Georgia State University scientists, a molecule called β-hydroxybutyrate has anti-aging effects on the vascular system; more specifically, the molecule appears to prevent senescence of vascular cells by promoting cellular quiescence instead [1]. Study abstract β-hydroxybutyrate (β-HB) elevation during fasting or caloric restriction is believed to induce anti-aging effects and alleviate...
June 18, 2018
Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that a particular type of immune cell encourages harmful inflammation in the heart after a heart attack, and they have found a potential solution for protecting the heart. The study, which was led by Dr. Douglas L. Mann, showed that a mouse model...
June 07, 2018
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that they can block inflammation in mice, thereby protecting them from liver disease and hardening of the arteries while increasing their healthy lifespan. The study, published in the journal Nature, shows that inflammation can be blocked using a naturally occurring antibody that...