Nothing quite compares to a tasty, fresh, crisp apple, but most people might not know that apples contain a very interesting compound that has a number of potential health benefits. History of quercetin Quercetin is a naturally occurring member of the flavonoid family – a large family of water-soluble chemicals that are not created by…

From around age 40, we start to lose muscle mass due to various aging processes. One of these processes is the accumulation of senescent cells. Senescent cells are simply cells that have become damaged or have reached their maximum number of divisions. Normally, such a cell is shut down by a kind of self-destruct program,…

There are few things as tasty as a good blueberry, but science is showing that there could be more health benefits to this delicious fruit than people might think. History Pterostilbene (trans-3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene) is a naturally occurring dietary compound, part of the stilbene group of compounds, and the main antioxidant component of blueberries. It was first…

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 it among the general public. Resistance manifests itself in many forms, ranging from concerns such as overpopulation to concerns about unequal access to life-extending treatments. However, the most unexpected thing is probably that people…

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, in which the circulatory systems of an old and a young mouse were linked and some level of rejuvenation was observed [1]. Many…

We are very pleased to announce that Trust me, I’m a “Biologist”, a popular science and biology page, has joined the Lifespan Network, a group of like-minded groups and organizations working in science.   With a community of over 739,000 readers, this is a very popular science page on Facebook, and it publishes science memes and motivationals…

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 field of rejuvenation biotechnology. More than fifteen years ago, Aubrey took up the challenge of persuading the aging research community that aging was…

Recently, there has been a focus 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 SENS therapies to be developed in order to directly address and repair the damage that aging does to the body….

T cells are like soldiers who seek and destroy invaders and support other immune cells for a combined response to threats. T cells are also known as T lymphocytes, with the “T” standing for “thymus”, the organ in which these cells develop, and because they mature from thymocytes (hematopoietic progenitor cells present in the thymus),…

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