Glucosamine: The new metformin? | Interview with Dr. Michael Ristow (part ii)

Last week when we heard from Dr. Ristow, he turned the outdated notion of the “free radical theory of aging” on its head, and demonstrated that antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin C aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. But if those supplements can’t help us, what can? Perhaps, says Ristow, the answer can…

Research roundup: Muscles from the lab, and more

We know you want to keep up with the relentless march of progress, but sometimes it’s just too relentless. So why not forget all those endlessly scrolling feeds, and instead join us for a bi-weekly concentrated dose of all the most exciting developments in the field of geroscience? Here’s what’s happened in the last two weeks:…

James Peyer: “The 21st century will be defined by our struggle against the diseases of aging.”

“At what age would you like to get Alzheimer’s?” This was the question posed by venture capitalist, former stem cell biologist and Geroscience co-founder James Peyer at TEDxStuttgart last week. Peyer became a devotee and champion of the anti-aging movement early in his life, and over his career he’s watched the field mature from a collection…

Research roundup: Scientists stop premature aging in its tracks, and more

Researchers from Houston Methodist Research Institute took cells from patients with progeria, a devastating condition that causes premature aging, and turned back the clock by lengthening their telomeres. Besides helping to cure a fatal disease, could these anti-aging benefits transfer to non-pathological aging? turned back the clock Men and women age differently–that’s no secret. But…

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