Are You Ready to Slow Down the Clock?

Are You Ready to Slow Down the Clock?

In a recent trial conducted in California, researchers investigated the effects that a recombinant human growth hormone had on the immune systems of 9 healthy men in their 50’s and 60’s. Over the course of one year, on average the trial members shed 2.5 years off of their ‘biological age’. It’s hoped that this newly acquired information regarding the effects these three drugs have on the body could be beneficial for people with under active immune systems, the elderly, and research into infectious diseases, cancer, and aging in general.

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To What Extent Has Aging Already Been Slowed?

To What Extent Has Aging Already Been Slowed?

When you hear the phrase, “Making 90 The New 50 By 2030”, does your mind go to the future? Thinking about the deadline? The work left to do? Or do you think about what’s already been accomplished? The progress already made? Because despite the work left to do, science has already come a long way towards reaching the goal. A study from 2018 conducted by Yale and USC Professors shows that in American males 60 might already be the new 50.

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What Does This Newly Found DNA Switch Mean for Humans?

What Does This Newly Found DNA Switch Mean for Humans?

Scientists have recently discovered a “master control gene” found in salamanders and worms called Early Growth Response that is also present in humans. What could this mean for us? This article explains some of the ins and outs of cell regeneration and how it might not be the presence of certain genes but rather, how they’re wired together that makes this level of cell regeneration possible.

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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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Can the Bacteria in Your Stomach Reveal Your Age?

Can the Bacteria in Your Stomach Reveal Your Age?

Researchers in Maryland recently conducted a test examining 3,600 different samples of bacteria from 1,165 healthy individuals age 20-90. They found that bacteria actually differs vastly between various age groups. They think this “microbiome aging clock” could be used as a baseline to test how fast or slow a person’s gut is aging and how different diets might have an effect on longevity.

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Could Parasites Hold the Key to Your Health?

Could Parasites Hold the Key to Your Health?

Intestinal worms have long caused suffering in humans, but has our bias against a handful of harmful helminths led us to slaughter billions of helpful ones? Is our quest as humans to eradicate parasitic worms being accomplished to our detriment? And if we could treat or even prevent many of our modern inflammatory diseases with harmless intestinal worms, why don’t we?

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