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Larisa Sheloukhova, Ph.D.

Larisa Sheloukhova

About Larisa Sheloukhova, Ph.D.

Larisa is a recent graduate from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology located in one of the blue zones. She is a neurobiologist by training, a health and longevity advocate, and a person with a rare disease. She believes that by studying hereditary diseases it’s possible to understand aging better and vice versa. In addition to writing for LEAF, she continues doing research in glial biology and runs an evidence-based blog about her disease. Larisa enjoys pole fitness, belly dancing, and Okinawan pristine beaches.

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In a preprint paper, researchers have evaluated the effect of caloric restriction on two long-lived planarian species in various environments that mimic the stochasticity of the real world [1]. Does the theory hold? According to a theory that is largely based on plentiful data from model organisms, restricted food intake (caloric restriction) extends animals’ lifespans...
Different rats
In a new review paper published in GeroScience, the researchers explored the translatability of anti-aging interventions across species and received somewhat alarming results [1]. Necessary, but not the best Model organisms have been widely and successfully used to understand the molecular processes driving disease pathologies, identify drug candidates, and test therapeutic interventions. Modern drug development...
The year 2023 started with the publication of two remarkable review papers in Cell and Cell Metabolism by researchers addressing the hallmarks of aging and their interplay with the hallmarks of cancer [1,2]. These papers were authored by the same team that published the original 2013 Hallmarks of Aging paper [3]. The Hallmarks of AgingThere...
100th birthday cake
In a study published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences, a team of researchers known for their studies on long-lived individuals has discovered four new genetic loci that partially explain extreme longevity [1]. Genetics can be friend or foe Centenarians are people who have lived for at least a century. Not only do these genetically...
RNA strand
In a new study published in Nature Aging, researchers have shown that aging is associated with a decreased expression of long transcripts over multiple tissues across several animal species [1]. Global changes It is well known that aging is accompanied by changes in the expression of many genes. Therefore, numerous studies have focused on identifying...
Enlarged cell
In a new review article published in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, researchers have suggested adding cellular enlargement to the hallmarks of aging [1]. Bigger is not always better Different cell types are known to have different shapes and sizes, which are dictated by their functions. In humans, sperm cells (male gametes) and ova...