Very recently, the World Health Organization, which is essentially the United Nations’ agency for coordinating international health-related efforts, has launched The Global Online Consultation on Research Priority Setting for Healthy Aging. A corresponding survey is available on the WHO website and can be filled until September 30. As WHO is the main source of policy…

The immune system is like an army keeping us safe from invasion, injury and infection and helps us to regenerate and repair tissues and organs. However, the immune system is sometimes a double-edged sword that does more harm than good. A lot of focus has been on the role of macrophages and their ability to…

One of the most intriguing questions in biology discusses why some animals can regenerate their major body parts, such as hearts and limbs, and others cannot. A new study led by Dr. James Godwin from the MDI Biological Laboratory suggests that the innate immune system could be the answer. Secrets revealed in salamander study A…

Since population aging was first brought to the attention of the United Nations by the Government of Malta in 1968, our society began its journey to find adequate measures of adaptation to the growing share of older people and its impact on different aspects of social life. However, the Vienna International Plan of Action on…

We have talked about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) assessing beauty in an earlier article here. In this video, Anastasia Georgievskaya the project leader for MouseAge talks about how science might overcome some of the issues and shortfalls of past attempts to measure beauty and how it relates to aging research. Anastasia and her team…

The cost of drug discovery and subsequent development is a massive challenge in the pharmaceutical industry. A typical drug can cost upwards of $2.5 billion and a decade or more to identify and test a new drug candidate[1]. In this article, we will be taking a look at the spiraling costs of drug development and…

We are pleased to hear that the SENS Research Foundation has announced a new research program in collaboration with the Spiegel lab at Yale University. This new project is a continuation of their work with the crosslink glucosepane and sees them moving towards effective ways to remove it from the body to address age-related diseases. …

Today, we are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi’s new book Juvenescence, which covers the field of rejuvenation biotechnology. The book focuses on technologies that will soon arrive, therapies that may increase healthy lifespan, and guidance for investors. The book offers a comprehensive overview of aging research and how…

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Aubrey de Grey has accepted our offer to join the LEAF scientific advisory board, and he joins the other luminaries whose expertise we already benefit from. The majority of you already know about Dr. Aubrey de Grey and his work at the SENS Research Foundation, but for those…

For much of human history, living up to a ripe old age was seen as a gift from the gods, an aberration, or just the product of sheer luck. Given that up to the beginning of the twentieth century, many of us succumbed to disease at an early age, being extremely fortunate to live past…

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