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Greg Gillispie, Ph.D.

About Greg Gillispie, Ph.D.

Greg is a recent graduate from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He strongly believes that age-related diseases have common underlying mechanisms at play and that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In addition to writing for LEAF, Greg continues to conduct laboratory research in stem cell regeneration and cellular senescence. He is also an avid runner, curious reader, proud dog owner, and a board game enthusiast.

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January 20, 2021
New research published in Aging has analyzed the telomeres of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19. Telomere AttritionTelomeres are DNA regions located at the ends of a chromosome. Their normal length is 8-10 thousand base pairs, yet they consist of repetitions of a single sequence: TTAGGG. Telomeres do not code for proteins, but they protect chromosomes...
January 13, 2021
Researchers publishing in Frontiers of Aging Neuroscience Journal have discovered a new way in which senescent cells contribute to aging and chronic disease. Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, more of your cells become senescent. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues of which they are part; instead, they emit potentially harmful chemical signals,...
January 06, 2021
Research further illuminating the mechanisms of impaired DNA damage repair associated with aging has recently been published in the journal Aging. Genomic InstabilityGenomic instability is the result of gradual damage to DNA in ways that are not naturally repaired. This is a root cause of aging, and it leads to genetic mutations and an increased...
December 23, 2020
A new article published in Aging and Disease has taken a look at what two stem cell-activating growth factors can do in aged mice with Alzheimer's-like pathology. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is perhaps the most age-related of all age-related diseases. Perhaps not coincidentally, it has also been the most stubborn disease to develop treatments for. One...
December 16, 2020
Recent research published in Nature Communications has regenerated a functional thymus in mice, making several other discoveries along the way [1]. A new sub-type of thymus cell emerges Although it is imperative to our immune health, the thymus is an under-studied organ that slowly disappears as we age. Its main function is to provide a...
December 09, 2020
Recent data published in Scientific Reports has characterized human urine-derived renal stem cells, a potential non-invasive source for kidney tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. KidneyThe kidney's main function is to filter waste products out of the blood and deliver the resulting urine to the bladder. The functional unit of the kidney is called the nephron,...