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Josh Conway

Josh Conway

About Josh Conway

Josh is a professional editor and is responsible for editing our articles before they become available to the public as well as moderating our Discord server. He is also a programmer, long-time supporter of anti-aging medicine, and avid player of the strange game called “real life.” Living in the center of the northern prairie, Josh enjoys long bike rides before the blizzards hit.

Articles from this author

May 28, 2020
Researchers from the Laboratory for Cell Function Dynamics in Japan have developed a new method for detecting mitophagy, the process of recycling damaged mitochondria. The Necessity of Mitophagy Our mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, turning the food we eat into ATP, the form of chemical energy that our cells use. However, over time,...
May 14, 2020
A recent study published in Cell Metabolism has shown that metformin, a drug that has been previously shown to be effective against some aspects of aging, ameliorates inflammaging by promoting autophagy, the cellular recycling of damaged components. Mitochondrial dysfunction, autophagy, and TH17 Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the hallmarks of aging, the root causes that...
May 04, 2020
A paper published in Aging has shown that it is possible to treat spinal disc degeneration through altering the epigenetics of macrophages. Macrophages and inflammaging Macrophages are the clean-up crew of the immune system, engulfing and destroying harmful germs, but their polarization is a double-edged sword. On one hand, M1 macrophages serve on the front...
April 16, 2020
A new study published in Aging shows that metformin, a drug that has been studied for its effects on longevity, restores mitochondrial function and repairs metabolic defects in cells from people with myotonic dystrophy, a condition that shares many of the same characteristics as aging. A genetic disease that causes age-related symptoms Myotonic dystrophy is...
April 02, 2020
A new study published in Aging shows a clear link between the natural response to genomic damage and cellular senescence, illustrating a principal method by which the effects of a primary hallmark of aging flow downstream. An ATM you don't want to withdraw from When our DNA is damaged, the cell responds with signals, summoning...
March 19, 2020
A study published in Aging shows that not only do different cell types express different levels of the senescence markers p16 and p21, these markers increase, and occasionally decrease, at different rates. Senescence and its markers Senescent cells are known to be harmful in excess, as they do not support their tissues and excrete the...