Exercise is a great way to increase life expectancy and reduce your risk of dementia, according to a new study. This study joins the many others that relate to exercise and the impact that it can have on health and longevity. It should be absolutely no surprise to our regular readers that regular exercise and…

A particularly harmful byproduct of oxidized cholesterol appears to be a primary cause of atherosclerosis and a therapeutic target ripe for the taking. A new review takes a look at 7-ketocholesterol and its role in aging and disease. A new review exploring 7-ketocholesterol We recently reported on the launch of Underdog Pharma, a new startup…

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. Kevin Strange discussed his company, Novo Biosciences, and how it is developing small molecules that restore the body’s ability to…

Researchers at the Buck Institute, including Dr. Judy Campisi, have published a new study that shows, for the first time, that senescent cells are associated with age-related blood clots [1]. As we get older, increasing numbers of our cells enter into a state known as cellular senescence. Senescent cells do not divide or support the…

A recent review shows the current state of the industry with regards to using human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) to create cells that are useful for the study of, and therapies for, the human heart. Pluripotent Stem Cells Stem cells are the cells that form every other cell in the body, and adult humans naturally…

A study on animals with autoimmune myocarditis was recently released in the journal Cell Reports [1], showing the impact of heart inflammation on the types of immune cell that are formed in the heart. This could have a significant impact on our understanding of cardiac aging. What is myocarditis and how is it relevant to…

In a new study, researchers show that the presence of senescent cells is an important contributor to aging of the cardiovascular system, particularly the heart [1]. Senescent cells and senolytics As your body ages, increasing amounts of your cells enter into a state of senescence. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues of…

Researchers at Newcastle University have shown that clearing out senescent cardiac muscle cells from the hearts of aged mice restores heart health. It seems that not a month goes by without a new study showing that senolytics, drugs that remove aged and damaged cells from the body, improve organ or tissue function by reversing some…

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…

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that a particular type of immune cell encourages harmful inflammation in the heart after a heart attack, and they have found a potential solution for protecting the heart. The study, which was led by Dr. Douglas L. Mann, showed that a mouse model…

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