Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that they can block inflammation in mice, thereby protecting them from liver disease and hardening of the arteries while increasing their healthy lifespan. The study, published in the journal Nature, shows that inflammation can be blocked using a naturally occurring antibody that…

A new study published by researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has shown a link between the gut microbiome and atherosclerosis. During the study, the team examined blood levels of metabolic products in the gut microbiomes of 316 people from three groups: those with regular levels of plaque for their age, those…

Scientists could be one step closer to a solution to atherosclerosis by preventing the buildup of plaques that clog the arteries and lead to strokes and heart attacks. What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is the accumulation of cholesterol-containing plaques in the walls of arteries; this causes them to narrow, leading to reduced blood flow, higher blood…

Atherosclerosis is the number one killer in the world, and science is working on solutions to combat this age-related disease. A new mouse study has shown that the drug trodusquemine can melt away the accumulated arterial plaques that lead to heart attacks and strokes. What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is an age-related disease in which toxic,…

A new study has shown that it is possible to reverse the scarring that forms after a heart attack, turning it back into healthy heart tissue. The researchers demonstrated that they can change fibroblasts (scar tissue cells) into cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells), though getting to the bottom of how this happens has been a challenge….

PCSK9 inhibitors, a new type of therapy, has arrived and appear to be an effective therapy for lowering LDL cholesterol to a level that exceeds the current standard of care. Recently, the results from a clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed that the drug evolocumab, when combined with statins, significantly and safely reduced…

By treating one of the root causes of aging – senescent cells – a new class of drugs, known as senolytics, has the potential to treat a wide range of age-related diseases rather than the traditional approach of dealing with them one at a time.  Today we are going to take a look at what…

According to a new study, aging hearts might find a new lease on life. Researchers have demonstrated that stem cells taken from young rats and given to aged rats rejuvenated their hearts, making them functionally younger in a number of ways. Young at heart The new study published in the European Heart Journal investigated the…

Today we will be looking at a new study that is attempting to treat atherosclerosis, one of the biggest age-related killers globally. As we age, our risk of developing atherosclerosis rises along with related conditions, such as hypertension. We will be taking a look at new research that has reversed atherosclerosis in mice and is…

Today we thought it was a good time to take a look at a new study that demonstrates that increasing autophagy is a good approach to slowing aging and could be the foundation for a variety of therapies to treat age-related diseases. What is Autophagy? Autophagy is an intracellular degradation system that delivers unwanted cell…

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