More pressure to include the aging processes as a disease from a number of important scientists. This time Sweden is the focus for the push to have aging included in their disease classification with an article in the press by biologist and activist Victor Bjoerk. Now you may agree or disagree that the various processes…

Appropriate funding is crucial for scientific progress, which is especially true in the case of basic science. Fundamental studies do not deliver a final product or potential revenue in a short-term, so the most wealthy stakeholders in R&D – business – are unlikely to invest their money in them.    Studies exploring the main mechanisms…

New medical technologies need bold researchers to make the leap from the laboratory table to hospitals and clinics where they can improve or even save lives. Kelsey Moody, a 30-year-old scientist from Beekmantown, is one such researcher. Kelsey is especially interested in the treatment of age-related diseases but using a different approach. Currently researching age-related…

Today, February 21, is the birthday of Jeanne Louise Calment – the oldest verified human being ever, who managed to live an amazing 122 years and 164 days! Jeanne was an independent and positive person, and she managed to live all alone until aged 110. After a fire in her apartment she moved into a…

One of the most commonly used supplements frequently taken to promote joint health and other aches but there really is more to this dietary supplement than first meets the eye. History of Glucosamine Originally discovered during the 1960s in Italy by pharmacologist Professor Luigi Rovati and the founder of pharmaceutical giant the Rottapharm|Madaus group. The…

Most of the generation born in the 1980s enjoyed watching the science-fiction adventure comedy film “Back to the future”. The plot is built around the idea, that by using a time machine one can go back in time in order to fix things that have gone wrong, in order to help the present get back…

Today we have an interesting study showing that the damage to the neurons caused by beta-amyloid associated with Alzheimer’s disease is repaired when the amyloid is removed[1]. This means that removing the amyloids could potentially reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in the early stages of the disease before too much damage is done.  Amyloids are misfolded…

As we recently reported in another blog there has been a lot of interest in the idea that young blood transfused into an old person could be a way to regenerate tissues and reverse some of the damage caused by the aging process.  Today a brand new podcast with Doctors Irina and Michael Conboy was…

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