Today, we take a look at three key emerging technologies that might add extra healthy years to your life by addressing the aging processes directly to prevent or delay age-related diseases. Senolytics – Removing aged dysfunctional cells to promote tissue regeneration As we age, increasing amounts of our cells enter into a state known as…

Today, we are going to have a look at a new study that shows that senescent, non-dividing aged cells can be somewhat restored to working order using a new technique. Before we do that, let’s take a look at what senescent cells are and how cellular senescence protects us from cancer and other harmful diseases….

The link between inflammation, cellular senescence, aging, and cancer is a complex relationship, but a new study sheds light on how these four interact. The light and dark side of inflammation and cellular senescence Cellular senescence is a protective mechanism that helps us to stay healthy and avoid cancer by removing damaged and aged cells…

We have been talking about a number of new studies in past Journal Clubs, so we thought it was time to get into some aging theory. We chose to cover one of the most cited and highly regarded damage theories of aging in this edition of the club.  In this edition of Journal Club we…

There are a number of FDA-approved drugs that have shown efficacy in preclinical studies for addressing the aging process. Drugs such as rapamycin, dasatinib, and quercetin among others have all showed promise in animal studies.  Non-profit Betterhumans, known for its educational and news-related work in the transhumanist community, has announced that it will be running…

The next Journal Club will be on Tuesday, September 26th at 13:00 EST/18:00 UK and will be streamed live from the Cooper Union, New York, to our Facebook page. We have been talking about a number of new studies in past Journal Clubs, so we thought it was time to get into some aging theory. We have chosen to…

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…

Osteoporosis is a crippling condition provoked by an imbalance between the creation of new bone tissue and the destruction of the old, which becomes worse as we age. What causes osteoporosis to develop and progress? Osteoporosis is the failure of tissue maintenance in the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. This increases the…

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have revealed a causal link between senescent cells and bone loss in mice. Senescent cells are one of the hallmarks of aging, and removing them has been proposed as a way to prevent or delay age-related diseases. As your body ages, increasing amounts of your cells become senescent. Senescent cells…

As your body ages, increasing amounts of your cells enter a state of cellular senescence. These cells no longer divide or support the tissues of which they are a part, and they emit a cocktail of harmful chemical signals that encourage other nearby cells to also enter the same senescent state. The presence of senescent…

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