Our cells each contain hundreds of mitochondria, the descendants of symbiotic bacteria that are responsible for generating the chemical energy store molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP) used to power cellular activity, as well as being deeply integrated with many other important cellular processes. Show More Summary
ITEM 1: Everyone knows that insomnia is a common condition of growing old; it just comes with age, like wrinkles. ITEM 2: We also know that the proper and natural way to get a good night's sleep is to bed...
One of the near future goals in the tissue engineering field is the low-cost mass-manufacture of blood, removing the need for donations and blood banks. Development leading towards mass produced blood has proven a slower process than hoped, however. Show More Summary
Genetically altered organisms lacking an insulin receptor live longer. The related processes of insulin and growth hormone signaling are one of the better-studied areas of biochemistry in the context of aging as a result, largely focused on loss of function mutants and why they are long-lived. Show More Summary
It will not be news to this audience that the California Life Company, or Calico for short, Google's venture into aging research, is secretive. Outside of the staff, few people can do more than read the tea leaves regarding what exactly they are up to. Show More Summary
Researchers believe they have established a method of reducing inflammation via epigenetic alterations that can in principle be broadly applied to a range of conditions in which inflammation is important. Inflammation is significantShow More Summary
This open access paper serves as a reminder that there is an enormous amount of complexity yet to be mapped and understood in cellular biochemistry, let alone in the way that this biochemistry changes over the course of aging. For example,...Show More Summary
As a topic for aging research, cellular senescence passed its tipping point a few years ago. Prior to that growth of interest and attention it was a struggle to raise funding for this area of work, and thus it didn't matter how compelling the evidence was for its involvement in the processes of aging. Show More Summary
It certainly is of great value to be able to sniff out a psychopath. There are many possible tests and quizzes; the latest entry promises to be the quickest, and maybe the best.
Curiosity about other people is a natural part of the human condition. Using knowledge from new research on persuasion, you can satisfy that curiosity with these 5 steps.
The most important projects in cancer research are those that might produce therapies effective against many different types of cancer. There are too many varieties of cancer and individual tumors can evolve too rapidly for the research community to achieve its goals by working on highly specific therapies. Show More Summary
It is no secret around here that I think John Oliver is the most brilliant of the bumper crop of smart, left-wing comedians we have now who help keep non-Trumpers a bit sane during this dark night of the American...
Air pollution is associated with increased mortality and risk of a variety of age-related diseases, but as is often the case in human epidemiological data it isn't all that clear as how much of this is due to direct versus indirect effects. Show More Summary
UNITY Biotechnology has obtained a large amount of venture funding in order to work on senolytic therapies, treatments capable of removing significant numbers of the senescent cells that accumulate with advancing age. Cellular senescence...Show More Summary
There are times for individuality but other times when you want to blend into the crowd. New research on conformity and mental health suggests how to gain acceptance.
The approaches to cancer therapies that we should pay attention to are those capable of targeting many different types of cancer. The only practical way to meaningfully accelerate progress towards robust control of cancer as a wholeShow More Summary
Researchers here analyze the results from dozens of papers in which exercise was shown to have a beneficial effect on cognitive function in older adults. The broad consensus is that the mechanisms for this effect primarily involve vascular health. Show More Summary
The SENS Research Foundation and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging are both based in the Bay Area, California, and collaborate on a small variety of projects relevant to the development of rejuvenation therapies. This includes...Show More Summary
This open access paper discusses current views on the degree to which osteoarthritis is driven by inflammation, as is the case for many other age-related diseases. With aging the immune system declines into a malfunctioning state ofShow More Summary
In this research, scientists explore a link between the presence of excess fat and the dysfunctional blood sugar regulation that is characteristic of type 2 diabetes. The vast majority of type 2 diabetes patients suffer the condition...Show More Summary