As I wrote in a different article, rejuvenation biotechnology promises a range of benefits for individuals. Lest anyone thinks that’s all rejuvenation has to offer, I reckon it’s worth discussing other ways that this technology would benefit larger groups of people—namely, your friends and family. If you are rejuvenated, that’s all good for you, but…

Exercise is a sensible part of any personal health strategy, and a new study suggests that even low levels of walking are associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity[1]. U.S. public health guidelines recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of intense exercise per week. However, surveys show…

I’m sure you’ve noticed that LEAF has been shouting from the rooftops for quite a while that rejuvenation biotechnologies need to happen, and we’re doing our best to make them happen as soon as possible. The job isn’t easy; the fact that numerous people still raise concerns about the idea doesn’t make it any easier,…

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a β-herpesvirus that infects the majority of people in the world, lying dormant and waiting for an opportunity to strike. This persistent virus remains in people for their entire lives once they are infected. CMV contributes to microbial burden as we age, and our dwindling immune cell populations are tied up keeping…

This is the second part of our ongoing series of articles that discuss the Hallmarks of Aging. Published in 2013, the paper divides aging into a number of distinct categories (“hallmarks”) of damage to explain how the aging process works and how it causes age-related diseases[1]. Today, we will be looking at one of the…

The topic of the gut microbiota is increasingly in the news of late, and its connection with chronic age-related inflammation, known as inflammaging, is becoming increasingly clear. What is the microbiota? The microbiota describes the community of symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms that live in and on all multicellular organisms, and it includes bacteria, archaea, protists,…

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