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 why do female subjects respond so much better to metabolic interventions than males do? The answer may lie with mitochondria.

The answer may lie with mitochondria.

A unique study of chimpanzee brains finds amyloid plaques and tau tangles, features suggestive of Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, Alzheimer’s was thought only to occur in humans. No word on whether these markers correspond to cognitive decline.

amyloid plaques and tau tangles

Anti-aging biotechnology is becoming a booming business, but it faces major hurdles on both the science side and the regulatory side.

booming business

Want to know all about the PI3K pathway? Read about the important regulator of cellular metabolism and immune system function, as well as its relation to cancer, in this open access review.

this open access review

The rise in life expectancy should have hit a ceiling by the end of the 20th century, but it didn’t. Why is that?

Why is that?

MIT researchers reverse age-related memory


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