Are Telomere Tests Ready for the Public?

Are Telomere Tests Ready for the Public?

Since these “biomarkers” shorten as we age, many companies have begun to offer home tests to potentially show the users “true” biological age, how healthy they are, and their susceptibility to various diseases. But are these tests ready for the public? And is it worth your money to try one?

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Is it Possible to Stay Younger As We Get Older?

Is it Possible to Stay Younger As We Get Older?

In the last 50 years the average life expectancy has been extended from 65 to 85, giving us an extra third of our life. Can we enjoy this substantial new chapter of life if we’re slowly being shackled by the bonds of aging? This article by the New Yorker discusses this intriguing topic!

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Alzheimers Study Now Recruiting Participants!

Alzheimers Study Now Recruiting Participants!

One of our partners, Leucadia Therapeutics, is pleased to announce that Project Cribrose is now live! They are recruiting participants for a 2000 person study, including healthy people from 20-90 years old, those with Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, or Down Syndrome and people over 50 with mild cognitive impairment.

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Can an RNA-Binding Protein Keep You From Aging?

Can an RNA-Binding Protein Keep You From Aging?

Researchers at EPFL recently found that the RNA-binding protein PUM2 contributes to the accumulation of defective mitochondria, a key feature of the aging process. Targeting this protein in old animals protects against age-related mitochondrial dysfunction. What can this mean for humans though?

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Understanding Cell Reprogramming: The Promising Cautious Approach

Understanding Cell Reprogramming: The Promising Cautious Approach

The four "Yamanaka factors" have been known to induce pluripotency for some time. Forced expression of these four genes has been reported to turn an adult cell into what appears to be a pluripotent stem cell, with all that entails. However, this report illustrates that stem cell differentiation is a continuum.

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