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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) is also referenced in the following:

Cellular Senescence Network (SenNet)

Consortium to comprehensively identify and characterize the differences in senescent cells across the body

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Creations

Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT)

2-arm, multicenter, randomized clinical trial

Framingham Heart Study (FHS)

Cardiovascular cohort study

People at National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Luigi Ferrucci

Scientific Director at the National Institutes of Aging (NIA)

Andy Baxevanis

Senior Scientist at National Human Genome Research Institute and Director of Computational Biology at NIH

Kevin Hall

Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Vilhelm Bohr

Laboratory Chief at National Institute on Aging

Michael Sack

Senior Investigator at NHLBI Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolism

Andrea Beckel-Mitchener

Deputy Director of NIH Brain Initiative

Francesca Bosetti

Program Director at the NIH National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Daniel (Dan) C. Elton

Ex-physicist now working on applications of artificial intelligence and deep learning to biology and medicine.

Dr. Francis Collins

American physician-geneticist & the director of National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2009

Tianna Hicklin

Technical Writer & Editor at National Institutes of Health

Jessica Gill

Acting Scientific Director at NIH.

Kira Makarova

Scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Eugene Koonin

Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH

Eric Dishman

Chief Innovation Officer of All of Us Research Program at NIH.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) News

Study finds 275 million new genetic variations in underrepresented groups

Science Daily - 20-Feb-2024

Almost 4 million differences might be linked to disease risk, leading to targeted treatments


Senescent cell weakness exploited by new anti-aging therapy

Singularity Hub - 07-Nov-2023

FDA-approved drug kills zombie cells and improves organ function in elderly mice


Bionic breast project restores touch and sensibility for mastectomy survivors

The University of Chicago - 07-Nov-2023

Restoring touch and confidence with a revolutionary medical breakthrough


Eating less, living longer: the positive effects of calorie restriction

International Institute on Ageing (INIA) - 16-Oct-2023

Modest calorie reduction can activate genes for healthy ageing


Tiny sea creature unlocks the secrets of healing and aging - 30-Jun-2023

Insights on the evolution of ageing and may help advance regenerative medicine


Novel experiment explores a new way of reducing senescent cell burden

Live Forever Club - 12-Nov-2022

BDNF-TrkB pathway shows a lot of promise in lowering senescent cells in older organs


NIH awarded OMRF $3 million to study anti-aging abilities of a diabetic drug

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) - 13-Jul-2022

Investigation of ability of metformin, a diabetic drug to slow the process of aging


Mammalian brain cells mapped for better understanding of the neuronal disorders

EurekAlert! - 06-Oct-2021

The atlas of the brain cells developed will help pave the way for future research in brain disorders


Scientists decoded a human genome entirely for the first time

Popular Mechanics - 03-Jun-2021

New technologies uncovered missing genes in human genome - yet to be peer-reviewed


SenNet: a new NIH initiative to fight ageing (LEAF) - 06-Apr-2021

Establishing a massive database on cellular senescence to improve human health


Transgenic obese mice that do not suffer from being fat (LEAF) - 24-Nov-2020

Scientists discover a pathway to attenuate the deleterious effects of obesity


Scientists discover a life threatening inflammatory disease

WorldHealth.Net - 27-Oct-2020

Called VEXAS- discovered using a novel genome first strategy


Company introduces 'gene writing', to surpass CRISPR's limitations

Wired - 07-Jul-2020

New class of gene editors set to remove hurdles of traditional gene therapy


Possible culprits in genetic diseases, cancer, and ageing found

National Institute on Aging - 14-May-2020

Research shows it could be caused by mitochondrial DNA mutations


A new faster technique restores vision in mice with retinal degeneration

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - 15-Apr-2020

Researchers plan clinical trials of this in humans to treat retinal diseases


Senescent marker levels in different tissues among different age groups (LEAF) - 19-Mar-2020

We need to recognize normal patterns in order to identify what's abnormal


Comprehensive history and explanation of senescent cells

The Scientist - 01-Mar-2020

Including the latest on clinical trials of first-generation senolytics


Donor supercentenarian’s cells help unlock mysteries of super-longevity

Longevity Technology - 28-Feb-2020

Evidence of cellular age reversal demonstrated in this gateway research


Revolutionizing 3D handheld bioprinter

UConn Today - 27-Feb-2020

Bioprinter was successfully tested on mice, significant muscle hypertrophy was recorded


Permanent hair dyes linked to increased breast cancer risk

Independent - 04-Dec-2019

No causal relationship, so those who used permanent dye in the past shouldn't worry over it


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