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Arkadi Mazin

Arkadi Mazin

About Arkadi Mazin

Arkadi is a seasoned journalist and op-ed author with a passion for learning and exploration. His interests span from politics to science and philosophy. Having studied economics and international relations, he is particularly interested in the social aspects of longevity and life extension. He strongly believes that life extension is an achievable and noble goal that has yet to take its rightful place on the very top of our civilization’s agenda – a situation he is eager to change.

Articles from this author

July 07, 2020
A group of scientists from Colorado State University has discovered that repetitive elements (REs) in our DNA increase with aging and react to known longevity-promoting interventions [1]. Are REs genomic parasites? At the dawn of genomic research scientists were stunned to learn that as much as 95% of our genome is non-coding: it does not...
June 30, 2020
By using a large UK health databank and advanced methods of statistical analysis, scientists have discovered genetic ties between various age-related diseases and proposed several candidate drugs for upstream intervention. Building age-of-onset profiles of diseases The very fact that multitudes of age-related diseases (ARDs) exist alludes to more than just a coincidence. One of the...
June 17, 2020
A team of researchers have discovered a novel way to study the process of hair graying, finding it potentially reversible and linked to psychological stress. The abundant anecdotal evidence of hair graying overnight (or, as Shakespeare put it in Henry IV: "Thy father's beard is turned white with the news"), may have finally received a...
June 09, 2020
A group of Japanese scientists has found that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) tend to accumulate in osteoblasts with age, inducing apoptosis via endoplasmic reticulum stress. This mechanism likely contributes to the development of osteoporosis [1]. AGEs and age Advanced glycation end-products, fittingly abbreviated as AGEs, are proteins or lipids that have had sugars attached...
June 02, 2020
Researchers have proposed a new epigenetic clock designed to measure subtle epigenetic changes in vitro [1]. They hope that their discovery will help to expedite the creation of new anti-aging drugs. Measuring biological age Aging research is all about the difference between chronological and biological age. The former is simply the passage of time, but...
May 26, 2020
Recently, a group of South Korean scientists has analyzed the blood proteome of mice to determine how it changes with age and to identify aging-related proteins that have previously eluded researchers. After identifying several such proteins, the group focused on a specific protein, cadherin-13, that seems to prevent age-related bone loss [1]. The plasma proteome...