A research team led by Dr. Cai at the Albert Einstein college of medicine have shown that stem cells in the hypothalamus influence how fast we age. The new research, shown in mice, may lead to approaches that delay or even prevent age-related diseases[1]. Unfortunately, like 70% of scientific research, this publication is behind a…

It may seem obvious, but blood is made from many things. Blood plasma, for instance, is mostly made of water, carrying proteins and cells along with various chemicals diluted within the plasma or bound to proteins. For instance, sodium bicarbonate – baking soda – is, in fact, a vital chemical that our bodies use to…

Gene editing aims to make precise changes to the target DNA whilst avoiding altering other parts of the DNA. The objective of this is to remove undesirable genetic traits and introduce desirable changes in both plants and animals. For example, it could be used to make crops more drought-resistant, prevent or cure inherited genetic disorders,…

The immune system plays a key role in tissue regeneration, and the various types of immune cells, such as macrophages, can help or hinder that repair process. Inflammation is part of the immune response, but with aging that immune response becomes deregulated and the inflammation becomes excessive. Excessive levels of inflammation generally speaking inhibit tissue…

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…

There is a persistent view that life extension advocacy is something that does not require any investments and can be done in your spare time. Fundraising for overheads is like an elephant in the room: it is hard not to notice it is there, but people try to avoid talking about it. The truth is,…

Chronological age has been typically used as a way to gauge how someone is aging; however, this is a poor measure indeed. People tend to age at different rates due to a variety of reasons: environment, diet, diseases in earlier life, stress, exercise, and lifestyle all play a role in how a person ages. Clearly,…

LAS VEGAS, NV, July 18, 2017 — Centers for Age Control has launched a fundraising campaign on Lifespan.io in support of the AgeMeter™, a diagnostic system to measure human functional age. The device is meant to assist in the assessment of therapeutics that address the aging processes during clinical trials as well as to be…

Evidence that the immune system, particularly the various types of tissue resident macrophages, play an important role in the regeneration of tissue continues to mount up. The difference in the behavior of these macrophages varies between species and may significantly contribute to the differences in regenerative capacity observed between slow regenerative species, such as mice…

Chronological age is now generally accepted by academics as being a poor means to identify how a person is aging. Far more useful is a person’s biological age in evaluating how fast someone is aging. Biological age is assessed using indicators known as aging biomarkers, and as rejuvenation biotechnology draws ever nearer, there is an…

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