At the Undoing Aging 2019 conference, we had the opportunity to interview Yuri Deigin, the CEO of Youthereum Genetics. His company is developing therapies that focus on OSKM, the Yamanaka factors known for turning cells back into a pluripotent state. By partially reprogramming cells using a single component of OSKM, Oct4, the company hopes to…

We recently attended the Undoing Aging Conference in Berlin and had the opportunity to interview Professor Vittorio Sebastiano of Turn.Bio, a company developing partial cellular reprogramming techniques to reverse cellular aging. As we age, our cells experience changes to their epigenetic markers, and this, in turn, changes gene expression, which is proposed to be a…

We have talked about the potential of partial cellular reprogramming in previous articles, and today, we want to draw attention to a new paper that promises to further refine reversal of epigenetic aging in cells. As we age, our cells experience alterations to their epigenetic markers, and this changes gene expression, which is proposed to…

The role of epigenetics, which determine how your genes are expressed, is being increasingly implicated in aging, as is the potential of therapies that revert epigenetics back to those of a younger person. What are epigenetic alterations? The DNA in each of our cells is identical, with only some small variations, so why do our…

A new aging clock developed by Professor Steve Horvath and his research team takes measuring your biological age a step further and can accurately predict your future lifespan. The epigenetic clock As we age, our DNA experiences chemical changes called DNA methylation (DNAm); these changes are used as a way to measure age and are…

Today, we chronicle the progress of OSKM and discuss how this powerful treatment may be able to reprogram cells back into a youthful state, at least partially reversing the hallmark of epigenetic alterations and other hallmarks as well. The birth of cellular reprogramming In 2006, a study by Drs. Takahashi and Yamanaka showed that it…

At the Fourth Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing, which was held in Brussels last November, Elena and I met Dr. Kris Verburgh, a medical doctor who is especially interested in biogerontology and the potential of this field of study to turn medicine on its head. Dr. Verburgh is only about 33 years old and has already…

Today, we conclude our two-part interview with Dr. Michael Fossel, you can find part one here. Changing tack a bit here, you talk a little bit in your book about programmed human death; we’re basically programmed to die through evolution’s weird workings and you kind of flesh out what Josh Mitteldorf calls the demographic theory…

For the June edition of Journal Club, we will be taking a look at the recent paper entitled “Changes at the nuclear lamina alter binding of pioneer factor Foxa2 in aged liver“. We summarized the research in an article earlier this month. Summary Increasing evidence suggests that regulation of heterochromatin at the nuclear envelope underlies…

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that as we age, our cells’ nuclear membranes become misshapen, which stops our genes from working properly. Nuclear membranes become distorted with age The DNA in all our cells is the same; however, the cells in our body show a great range of variation…

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