The clearance of senescent cells has been receiving a great deal of attention in the last year or so, and quite rightly so given the impressive results thus far. As the body ages cells become damaged and cease dividing entering a state known as senescence. Normally these senescent cells destroy themselves through a programmed cell…

Most advocates of life extension report facing resistance to the idea of increased lifespans by medical means when trying to disseminate this idea among general public. Resistance manifests itself in many forms, ranging from concerns such as overpopulation to concerns about unequal access to life extending treatments. But the most unexpected thing is probably that…

There has been a lot of hype and hope over transfusing old people with young blood in an attempt to rejuvenate the body in a similar manner to earlier Heterochronic parabiosis experiments, where the circulatory systems of an old and a young mouse are linked and some level of rejuvenation was observed[1]. Many researchers initially thought…

We are very pleased to announce the support of the Trust me, I’m a “Biologist” a popular science and biology page has joined the Lifespan Network, a group of likeminded groups and organizations working in science.    Trust me, I’m a “Biologist” run a very popular science page on Facebook with a community of  over 739,000 readers and…

For many of you reading this article Dr Aubrey de Grey, needs little or no introduction. However, for those less well acquainted with his work, he is one of the most prominent scientists in the longevity field. More than fifteen years ago, Aubrey took up the challenge of persuading the aging research community, that aging was…

The focus of late has been on the removal of senescent cells as a therapy to treat age-related diseases by directly addressing one of the hallmarks of aging – senescent cell accumulation. These senolytic therapies are the first to arrive in the SENS model of directly addressing and repairing the damage that aging does to…

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