A recent open-access study published in Cell Stem Cell has shown that excluding Oct4 from the OSKM cocktail reduces epigenetic aberrations and off-target gene activation. Induced pluripotency and Yamanaka factors Pluripotent stem cells are cells that can become other cell types in the body; during natural development, they create differentiated stem cells and ultimately somatic…

We’re continuing to release talks from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019, our highly successful two-day conference that featured talks from leading researchers and investors, bringing them together to discuss the future of aging and rejuvenation biotechnology. Vadim Gladyshev of Harvard Medical School discussed methods of discovering longevity interventions, including analyzing the genomes of long-lived mammals and…

We’re continuing to release talks from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019, our highly successful two-day conference that featured talks from leading researchers and investors, bringing them together to discuss the future of aging and rejuvenation biotechnology. Dr. Qingsong Zhu, the COO of Insilico Medicine, discussed the use of deep learning in creating biomarkers for aging. Initially…

At the Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019 Conference in New York City, we had the opportunity to interview Dr. Justin Rebo from the drug discovery biotech company BioAge. BioAge is developing a drug discovery platform that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to discover targets that have the potential to promote healthy lifespan (healthspan) by slowing…

The Journal Club on August 27 was hosted by Dr. Oliver Medvedik and special guest Dr. Alexander Tyshkovskiy, who works at the Gladyshev at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. The topic was the recent paper “Identification and Application of Gene Expression Signatures Associated with Lifespan Extension” published in Cell Metabolism. This study…

Today, we want to draw attention to a new study that shows how partial cellular reprogramming was able to reverse cellular aging and address age- and injury-induced blindness in mice. Epigenetic alterations One of the proposed reasons we age is the changes to gene expression that our cells experience as we get older; these are…

One of the biggest breakthroughs in biology in the last few decades has been the discovery of epigenetics. Rather than changing the genes themselves, epigenetics change how genes are expressed, allowing our cells to differentiate between their various types. However, the epigenetics of our cells change over time. There is some debate over how much…

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…

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