Aging Research

General news on the progress in aging and longevity research.

See also individual topics in the same section

Resources

Longevity FAQ: A beginner’s guide to longevity research – Laura Deming (Longevity Fund)

Longevity Research Institute – https://thelri.org/
Committed to finding treatments that demonstrably extend human lifespan by 2030

The Hallmarks of Aging – Cell
This Review enumerates nine tentative hallmarks that represent common denominators of aging in different organisms, with special emphasis on mammalian aging.

Latest News

Stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging – Technology Review – 9-May-2018
Rejuvenate Bio is cofounded by George Church of Harvard Medical School.
Will make animals “younger” by adding new DNA instructions to their bodies.
The company has carried out preliminary tests on beagles.
After dogs they plan to move on to humans.
Objective is the body and mind of a 22-year-old as a 130-year-old.
Rejuvenate hasn’t publicly disclosed what its dog therapy involves.

Undoing Aging 2018: an initiative to remember – Long Long Life – 22-Mar-2018
45 speakers, scientists and entrepreneurs, presented their work.
Attended by 350 people from a total of 36 countries.
Major issues were regenerative medicine, senescent cells, cancer therapies and aging biomarkers.
Other topics included organ regeneration and transthyrethine amyloidosis therapy.

Harvard’s David Sinclair Treats Aging as a Disease – W Xpress – 7-Mar-2018
WuXi interviews Harvard University’s David Sinclair
There is no maximum human life span.
What is it about a whale that can live 300 years?
Worked with FDA on guidelines for a clinical trial on aging.
Pledges to make anti-aging medicines available to the entire world.
Aging defined as deterioration of the body occurs over half the population.

Molecule could revert cellular ageing- iMM LIsboa – 8-Jan-2018
Non-coding RNA is never translated into protein.
Cells derived from the skin of old mice produced higher amounts of Zeb2-NAT.
Reducing the amount Zeb2-NAT regenerated old cells.
Research performed at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) João Lobo Antunes.

Aging Research Half a Lifetime Ago: the Lost Decades of the 20th Century – Fight Aging! – 2-Jan-2018

 

 

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