Coming from a fusion of the words ‘protein’ (a molecule that a cell uses as a machine or scaffolding) and ‘stasis’ (meaning to keep the same), the term ‘proteostasis’ can essentially be simplified into “Each function reliant on proteins is running as it should. There are enough proteins to serve a function, and the concentrations…

July 28th saw us run the third Journal Club, where we discussed a recent research publication. Journal Club is a monthly event livestreamed to our Facebook page and runs thanks to the support of our patrons – The Lifespan Heroes. Unfortunately, we had some technical issues with this stream and could not broadcast it live…

It is strange, really: we hear people talking about aging all the time, about the aches and pains, grey hairs and wrinkles, and yet few of us really understand the complex biology that is at work driving these processes. Let us explore what we know about aging so far thanks to science, but before we do,…

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