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Ariah Mackie

Ariah Mackie

About Ariah Mackie

Ariah received a bachelor's in Biomolecular Engineering from the University of California in Santa Cruz in 2016. Her career interests are in regenerative medicine for aging, teaching,computational biology, genomics, and bioinformatics

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February 07, 2019
Last month, researchers at Johan Auwerx’s lab at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) had looked at the connections between RNA-binding proteins and aging. RNA binding proteins (RBPs) play an important part in post-transcriptional control by binding to mRNA. After binding, RBPs can aid in the processing of pre-mRNA as well as mRNA stability,...
January 23, 2018
Today, as part of our ongoing series covering the hallmarks of aging, we are taking a look at nutrient sensing and how its four pathways regulate metabolism and influence aging. The four associated key protein groups are IGF-1, mTOR, sirtuins, and AMPK. We call these proteins "nutrient sensing" because nutrient levels influence their activity. IGF-1...
Organelles of a cell
August 23, 2017
Autophagy, derived from ancient Greek, means "eating of self" [1]. Although its name might sound harmful, autophagy appears to have longevity-promoting effects [2]. What is autophagy? Autophagy is the way cells break down misbehaving or nonfunctional organelles and proteins in the cell [1,2]. This means autophagy can consume organelles, such as mitochondria, peroxisomes, and the...