Periodic fasting has long been demonstrated to have beneficial effects on autoimmune disorders, cancer prevention and treatments, cardiovascular disease, and a myriad of other ailments. This most recent paper by Cheng et al. might add the treatment of Type 1 diabetes to that list[1]. If successful in humans, it has the potential to reverse some or most of…

DNA is a critical part of cells, the instruction manual for building them. Whilst DNA is well protected within the cell nucleus, damage does occur, therefore DNA repair is absolutely essential for cell function, cell survival, and the prevention of cancer. The good news is, cells are able to repair damaged DNA, but the bad…

The concern that rejuvenation biotechnologies might cause social disparity and further widen the gap between rich and poor is one of the most commonly raised ones, probably second only to concerns of overpopulation. Like many others, this concern may appear valid at first, but it does not survive careful analysis. Anti-aging sticker shock The underlying…

Magnesium is a common element and is found in a variety of foods, but not everyone gets enough of this essential element which is vital for cellular processes. History of Magnesium It was Joseph Black who recognized magnesium as an element back in 1755. However, it was first isolated by Sir Humphry Davy in only 1808….

We have prepared this handy cheat sheet to help advocates better prepare the audience to understand and think about rejuvenation biotechnology. 

The breaking news today is that yet another research group has entered the field of senescent cell clearance to treat aging. Therapies that remove senescent cells are known as senolytics and they have been a hot topic for the past year or so. Before we talk about the new study, let’s take a look at…

Appropriate funding is crucial for scientific progress; this 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 – a business – are unlikely to invest their money in them.    Studies exploring the main…

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…

Located in Novato, California, not too far from Mount Burdell Preserve and Olompali State Historic Park, is one of the world’s leading research centres for ageing and age-related diseases—the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.  Opened in 1999 thanks to the substantial bequest of American philanthropist Beryl Hamilton Buck, the Buck Institute set to fulfill…

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