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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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Research mouse
April 14, 2021
A new study in Molecular Cell has shown that the benefits of hypoxia may be derived from a suppression of the inflammatory SASP. 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,...
April 07, 2021
How does an idea that is too unconventional for mainstream channels get funded? Often, even venture capitalist firms are too risk-averse, and government funding agencies are too entrenched in the status quo, to consider the most revolutionary ideas. Commonly given advice in the start-up world tells us to first look to the three F's: family,...
VitaDAO
April 01, 2021
VitaDAO wants to democratize biotech VitaDAO will aim to fund longevity research, give its members ownership of the resulting IP, and allow members to vote on the direction of the organization. Few would argue that the drug development process is efficient. Even as the technology surrounding the process gets better and cheaper, the time and...
Exosomes
March 24, 2021
A new study in Aging Cell has shown extracellular vesicles from stem cells to extend healthspan and reduce cellular senescence in vitro and in mice. Stem cell exhaustion is a well-studied hallmark of aging that occurs in multiple model organisms and multiple tissue types in humans. This has led to the hypothesis that bolstering these...
Nanoparticles in blood
March 17, 2021
New research in the journal ACS Nano describes a method to improve the efficiency of NMN and metformin in the liver by using a novel nanoparticle delivery method. Nanotechnology in drug delivery  Nanotechnology is a broad field that utilizes the unique properties of extraordinarily small materials. In medicine, it has been applied in drug delivery...
March 10, 2021
Dr. João Pedro de Magalhães is a Professor at the University of Liverpool, England, where he studies aging and longevity at the genetic level, and he is also an affiliate Principal Investigator in the Neuroendocrinology and Aging Group at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Dr. de Magalhães has built the Human Ageing Genomic Resources (HAGR),...