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Irina Conboy

Professor of Bioengineering at Berkeley University of California.

Irina Conboy got her PhD. in Pat Jones laboratory at Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, in Molecular and Cellular Immunology.

She specialised in degenerative diseases, exemplified by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, metabolic disorders, osteoporosis, and muscle atrophy, in which the bodies capacity to regenerate new tissue can no longer keep up with tissue death invariably accompany human aging. These disorders are debilitating for individuals and represent a major problem for society. One intriguing possibility is that stem cells residing in aged organs retain their intrinsic ability to regenerate but are not properly triggered in the aged environment and that rejuvenation of the aged niches is actually required for the organ repair by any stem cell: endogenous or transplanted. Much of our work has been focused on establishing new paradigms in multi-tissue stem cell aging, rejuvenation and regulation by conserved morphogenic signaling pathways.

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See also: Academia University of California, Berkeley

Irina Conboy Blog Posts

Highlights of Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020
10-Sep-2020 Key points from 20 presentations from world-leading researchers

Irina Conboy News

LEAF interviews the Conboys about rejuvenating mice by diluting blood plasma

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 16-Jun-2020

This could be a cheap first generation rejuvenation treatment - but wait for clinical trials


Diluting blood rejuvenates old tissues in mice

Aging Matters - 08-Jun-2020

There are things in blood that drives our ageing


Recalibration of signalling factors to more youthful levels in the blood

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) - 03-Sep-2019

Adjusting the levels of just two molecules in the blood could lead to significant rejuvenation


CRISPR-Chip uses graphene transistors to detect genetic mutations - 25-Mar-2019

Could reduce time and cost of DNA testing