A couple of days ago, news about the first designer babies has shaken the world. A Chinese researcher, Jiankui He, and his team at the Southern University of Science and Technology of China have been recruiting couples in order to create the world’s first babies with artificially increased resilience to HIV. The embryos were modified…

Today, we want to discuss this review published in the journal Science, as it provides a whistle-stop tour of caloric restriction, intermittent fasting, and time-restricted feeding. There is a considerable amount of data supporting the effects of caloric restriction and similar dietary approaches on both health and lifespan in multiple species. In general, the more…

Today is Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving; on this day, people all over the world are encouraged to donate to the causes they find the most important. That’s why we think that this is a good occasion to remind you just how much your support means to us and the drive to make…

Today, we want to point out a new study showing how senescent cells poison their healthy neighbors and that the more there are, the faster they make other cells become senescent. What are senescent cells? As you age, increasing numbers of your cells enter into a state known as senescence. Senescent cells do not divide…

Today, we want to highlight a study that shows the link between atherosclerosis and the age-related shrinking of the thymus, which is arguably the most important organ of the immune system [1]. The adaptive and innate immune systems and atherosclerosis The thymus is essentially like an army base where new T cells develop and are…

Since 2007, the Project for Awesome, simply known as P4A, has been helping to make the world a better place. It is an initiative of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, a Montana-based charitable organization run by Hank and John Green, and their plan is simple: to make the world suck less. So, how is…

At the Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing, we had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Marco Demaria of the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing. In this interview with Elena Milova, Dr. Demaria primarily talks about senescent cells, their role in age-related diseases, and methods of controlling them. Among the ways of controlling them include…

In a world first, a patient with Parkinson’s disease has undergone transplant therapy, which uses reprogrammed stem cells to replace neurons destroyed by the disease. Stem cell therapy is part of the toolkit The stem cell field is an area of science that is relatively well funded and, out of all the branches of medical…

Come and spend an evening in the company of Dr. Aubrey de Grey when he visits Monaco on November 29th. World-renowned biogerontologist Dr. Aubrey de Grey was the first person to awaken me to the idea that aging could be seen as something repairable, not just to be accepted as inevitable, and that such an…

In a study published in the journal Immunology, Southampton University researchers have shown that a new antibody that they have engineered is able to combine two different anticancer approaches: depleting regulatory T cells and activating killer T cells [1]. Abstract The costimulatory receptor 4-1BB is expressed on activated immune cells, including activated T cells. Antibodies…

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