Valter Longo's research group has for the past few years been gathering data in clinical trials on the effects of a short-term low-calorie diet that achieves enough of the benefits of fasting to be useful. In essence the researchersShow More Summary
This popular science article takes a look at efforts to develop nanoparticles capable of reducing the size of plaques in blood vessels produced by the processes of atherosclerosis. These plaques narrow and deform blood vessels, ultimately breaking apart to cause blockages and ruptures of blood vessels that are often fatal. Show More Summary
Today I'll point out a review paper that covers a few approaches to stem cell therapy in the context of treating osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition of the joints. Arguably the most demonstrably successful branch of stem cell medicine...Show More Summary
Today, we honor the men and women who have died while serving in America's armed forces. Today, there will be parades in thousands of cities and towns throughout the country. Today, there will also be the annual National Memorial Da...
In past years researchers have demonstrated in animal studies that reduced levels of klotho can shorten life span while increased levels modestly extend life span. The underlying mechanisms are complex and not fully understood. As is...Show More Summary
Evolution has left mammals with only a limited ability to regenerate heart tissue. Unlike very regenerative species such as salamanders or zebrafish, we lose most of our ability to heal the heart very early in life. Here, researchers...Show More Summary
Whether or not you intend to, you may be sending out signals that you’re sexually available. See which of the 5 flirting types fits your own behavior.
FIGHT AGING! NEWSLETTER May 30th 2016 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...Show More Summary
This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...
MAN DRIVES SAME CAR FOR 77 YEARS It was a happy day for me when, having moved to New York City in early 1969, I could sell the car. It didn't please me when I left Manhattan and needed a...
Disruption is a part of progress. All communities of research and development go through cycles in which (a) the established mainstream and its insiders become slow and ineffective, (b) outsiders become frustrated given the unrealized...Show More Summary
Sometimes it's hard know when it’s time to leave. These 10 tips will help you figure out the best way to make an exit.
Not too long ago, my Canadian blog friend, doctafil, emailed a story from the Montreal Gazette that contained a lot of statistics and information about how people are growing old in Canada. The serendipity is that it arrived when I....
Most laboratory species - such as flies, worms, mice, and other mammals - have been shown to age somewhat more slowly in response to calorie restriction; it changes near every measure of metabolism and improves near every measure of health. Show More Summary
The authors of this paper argue that stochastic mutational damage to nuclear DNA is important in the progression of vascular aging, the declining function and structural integrity of blood vessels. It is more or less the consensus hypothesis...Show More Summary
It is an unfortunate fact of life that many promising avenues of medical research languish partially developed and unfunded. It isn't unusual to see potentially transformative medical technologies linger with little further progress for a decade or more after their first triumphant discovery. Show More Summary
Getting over the end of your relationship can be a difficult process, but finding the silver lining will help you move on.
This paper explores the mechanisms by which the amyloid associated with the progression of Alzheimer's disease can be cleared naturally outside the brain. It raises the possibility that finding ways to reduce amyloid outside the brain will allow existing transport and clearance mechanisms to export and remove more of the amyloid from the brain. Show More Summary
In this open access paper, the author argues for greater investigation of the fundamentals of aging in various species, for more comparisons of the biochemistry of aging between wild and laboratory populations, and for greater collaboration...Show More Summary
The paper I'll share today takes a look at stem cells over the course of aging in different sea urchin species that exhibit radically different life spans, ranging from a few years to somewhere north of a century. A fair number of marine...Show More Summary