Researchers from Scripps Research have discovered how the proteasome, which is made of protein complexes in the cell that breaks down damaged and unwanted proteins, converts energy into motion to unfold target proteins for recycling. What is the proteasome? The proteasome is a protein complex whose job is to break down and recycle proteins that…

The 2018 Project for Awesome concluded on Sunday, December 9, and we had some really good videos in support of our work. We wanted to share a few of our favorite videos with you today. Our president, Keith Comito, kicked things off with our official P4A video, and he shared a few words about why…

A number of therapies that directly target the aging processes are currently in human trials and could change medicine significantly in the next decade if the results are positive. What is aging? Aging is basically the accumulation of damage and errors caused by a collection of varied processes that harm the functions of the body…

Today, we want to highlight results from human trials in which stem cell transplants have been shown to reduce age-related frailty. Age-related frailty and stem cell transplants Currently, there are no specific approved therapies to address age-related frailty, which can cause elderly people to suffer potentially fatal falls and injuries. There has been considerable interest…

Project for Awesome (P4A) 2018 is finally here, and you can help us to win much-needed funds at no cost to you by voting for the videos supporting our charity. Every year, a number of charities are chosen through voting, and they each receive a sum of money based on what the fundraiser at P4A…

Jan Gruber and his team at Yale-NUS have recently completed a detailed set of studies looking at eleven of the most promising anti-aging single drugs, using nematode worms (C. elegans) as their model organism. Drug synergy found to increase lifespan in worms Even though testing the effects of single drugs on health and longevity in…

The Fourth Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA) was held in Brussels on November 8-10, 2018, and we had the opportunity to give talks about aging, advocacy, and engaging new audiences. The EHA is a conference hosted every two years by Heales, and it sees like-minded people from the research and advocacy community come together to…

If you open an article dedicated to supercentenarians, it is very likely that at its very beginning, you will see the name of Jeanne Calment, the oldest known person in the world, who is believed to have lived for up to 122 years. Jeanne is not merely a unique phenomenon from the point of view…

‘Tis the season to be jolly, friends of healthy longevity! Time to dim the lights, gather around a crackling fireplace, cuddle up into a warm blanket, and recap the rejuvenation news of last November. LEAF News Highlight: Keith at The Young Turks LEAF President Keith Comito will have a lot of sleep to catch on…

February 4th, 2019 sees the launch of the Longevity Leaders Conference in St Paul’s, London, which promises to be an interesting event on the conference calendar. The conference aims to cover both the science of aging research and the business side of the industry, in a similar manner to our own annual conference, Ending Age-Related…

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