Today we have a new study where researchers have created immune cells that ignore the way cancer tries to hide from detection. Hiding in plain sight Macrophages are one of the types of immune cell and are responsible for dealing with dangerous cells, such as those which have become cancerous. The problem is, most cancer…

Oisin Biotechnologies is a rejuvenation biotechnology company which received its seed funding from the Methuselah Foundation and SENS Research Foundation a few years ago. The current focus of Oisin is the targeted clearance of senescent cells, using drugs sometimes referred to as senolytics. Senescent cells are one of the hallmarks of aging, and as they…

 Cancer is predominantly a disease of aging caused by genomic instability. Finding effective ways to prevent and treat cancer is therefore of great interest to those working in the field of aging research as well as those working in oncology.  Therapies that target combinations of neoantigens, distinctive markers on the surface of cancer cells that…

A new type of cell that can seek and destroy brain cancer and then dispose of themselves has just been successfully tested in mice. The cells are able to home in on brain tumors and reduce them to between 2 to 5% of their original size[1]. This new approach could potentially give doctors a new…

Alpha-lipoic acid is a common supplement, but what about its geroprotective properties? We take a look at this supplement in another of our geroprotector articles. History Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) was first discovered in 1937, when Snell discovered that a type of bacteria relied on potato juice to reproduce[1]. This led to alpha-lipoic acid being known…

Glucosamine is one of the most commonly used supplements frequently taken to promote joint health and treat other aches, but there really is more to this dietary supplement than first meets the eye. History of glucosamine Glucosamine was originally discovered during the 1960s in Italy, by pharmacologist Professor Luigi Rovati, the founder of pharmaceutical giant…

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…

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