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Physical Activity Associated with Lower Heart Disease Mortality

9 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In the past few weeks a fair number of papers have been published on the very straightforward relationship between exercise and cardiovascular mortality, and here is another of them. A mountain of past data demonstrates the association...Show More Summary

TET2 Mutations and Atherosclerosis

9 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is some debate over whether accumulated stochastic nuclear DNA damage is significant in aging over the present human life span in ways other than increased cancer risk, and a lack of good studies that prove evidence to support theoretical arguments in either direction. Show More Summary

Correlating Activity Levels and Telomere Length as a Proxy for the Pace of Aging

20 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is considerable interest in the research community when it comes to answering questions about the effects of exercise and inactivity on long-term health, pace of aging, and mortality. Possibly more than the topic merits now that rejuvenation therapies and other advanced medical biotechnologies are plausible near future goals for development. Show More Summary

Linking Inflammation, Immune Dysfunction, and Intestinal Aging

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Today I noticed a set of interesting research materials in which the authors report on their investigation of links between chronic inflammation and intestinal dysfunction in aging. Growing inflammation is characteristic of aging in an age in which near everyone puts on a great deal of weight as they get older. Show More Summary

Aberrant Astrocytes as a Cause of Neurodegenerative Disease

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Astrocytes are an important class of support cell in the brain, and one of the most common cell types in brain tissue. They carry out a wide range of tasks, most of which are absolutely essential to the functions performed by neurons. Show More Summary

The Case for Defeating Death by Aging

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This flashy popular press article in the modern style of scrolling illustrates an important point: that it is actually quite difficult for newcomers to build a coherent picture from the varied claims and lines of research taking place in the field of longevity science. Show More Summary

More Investigation of the 5q33.3 Locus in Human Longevity

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The search for gene variants associated with human longevity has turned up only two reliable correlations to date, with a couple more in the tentative bucket awaiting further confirmation. The effects of all of these are not large; individually, each represents only a small increase in the odds of a longer life. Show More Summary

Aging as the Evolutionary Cost of Complexity, Driven by Mitochondrial Dynamics

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This popular science article walks through a new interpretation of one class of evolutionary theory of aging, envisaging the existence of aging as being necessary for the formation of complex life forms with active metabolism and high energy demands. Show More Summary

The Latest Analysis of Calorie Restriction in Primates: Benefits to Health and Longevity

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The latest analysis of data on primate longevity under conditions of calorie restriction was published today, and sides with the claims of extended longevity and improved health made a few years ago. Two long-running studies of calorie...Show More Summary

Towards a Better Understanding of the Effects of Tiny Strokes on Cognitive Decline

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In recent years it has become clear that we all suffer many tiny, unnoticed strokes as we age. These involve the rupture or blockage of small blood vessels in the brain and resulting damage and cell death in a very small area of tissue. Show More Summary

VCAM1 as a Potential Harmful Signal in Old Blood

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Heterochronic parabiosis, linking the circulatory systems of an old and a young mouse, benefits the old mouse in that it reduces some measures of aging. Researchers initially focused on possible beneficial signals in young tissues and...Show More Summary

Considering Pan-mTOR Inhibitors as Alternatives to Rapamycin

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

For a number of years now, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) has been the focus of a fair amount of research into aging. Goals include gaining a better understanding of the way in which metabolism determines natural variations in...Show More Summary

A Profile of Craig Venter and Human Longevity Inc.

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Despite all the publicity, Human Longevity Inc. is a personalized medicine company rather than a longevity science company, intended to be the seed for a new industry that provides an incremental advance on present day customization of medicine through use of genetics. Show More Summary

Fitness in Older Adults Correlates with Improved Brain Activity and Memory

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here add more data to the known correlations between specific measures of fitness and cognitive function in later life. There are any number of potential mechanisms linked to exercise that might explain a slower age-related...Show More Summary

Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 16th 2017

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and...Show More Summary

Will Senescent Cell Clearance Therapies Sink the Pensions and Annuities Industry?

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The annuities and pensions industries, private and public, include some of the largest of all financial institutions. Collectively they are enormous, representing a staggering amount of money under management. To simplify a complex picture greatly, most of these programs take the form of a wager against longevity. Show More Summary

Quantifying the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Exercise

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here quantify the degree to which exercise has immediate anti-inflammatory effects. This is one of the many ways in which exercise is beneficial for health. Rising chronic inflammation is characteristic of aging and the failing immune system, and contributes meaningfully to the progression of all of the common age-related diseases. Show More Summary

Hostility Towards Paid Trials Searching for Significant Effects

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This popular science piece is characteristic of a prevalent and hostile view of the growing practice of patient-funded clinical trials. In this model of a trial the patient pays a sizable portion of the costs, which certainly makes it a lot easier to gather larger amounts of data, as the trial organizers don't have to seek the funding themselves. Show More Summary

A Sizable Portion of the Damage of Chemotherapy may be due to Cellular Senescence

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Now that much more attention and funding is turning to cellular senescence as a cause of aging, a fair number of new discoveries are being made regarding the specific links between age-related disease and the growing presence of senescent cells in old tissues. Show More Summary

The Fifty Year Anniversary of the First Cryopreservation

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Fifty years ago, the first human was cryopreserved in the hopes of future revival. To this day, cryopreservation remains the only chance at a longer life in the future for all those who will age to death prior to the advent of effective rejuvenation therapies. Show More Summary

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