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Tony Wyss-Coray

Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine

Tony Wyss-Coray is the D.H. Chen Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and the Director of the Phil and Penny Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience at Stanford University. His lab studies brain aging and neurodegeneration with a focus on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. The Wyss-Coray research team discovered that circulatory blood factors can modulate brain structure and function and factors from young organisms can rejuvenate old brains. Current studies focus on the molecular basis of the systemic communication with the brain by employing a combination of genetic, cell biology, and –omics approaches in killifish, mice, and humans. Wyss-Coray has presented his ideas at Global TED, the Tencent WE Summit, and the World Economic Forum, and he was voted Time Magazine’s “The Health Care 50” most influential people transforming health care in 2018. He co-founded Alkahest Inc. and several other companies targeting Alzheimer’s and neurodegeneration and has been the recipient of an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, a Zenith Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, and a NOMIS Foundation Award.

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Details last updated 18-Apr-2019

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ARDD 2021 - 8th Aging Research and Drug Discovery Meeting

31-Aug-2021 to 03-Sep-2021

Online event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen chaired by Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Daniela Bakula and Alex Zhavoronkov, and with many speakers.

ARDD 2023 - 10th Aging Research & Drug Discovery Meeting

28-Aug-2023 to 01-Sep-2023

Event about latest progress in the molecular, cellular and organismal basis of aging organized by University of Copenhagen

Longevity Investors Conference


Online conference gathering longevity experts and investors at one place hosted by Marc P. Bernegger and Dr. Tobias Reichmuth

Targeting Metabesity 2022

10-Oct-2022 to 13-Oct-2022

The Kitalys Institute virtual conference about going beyond treating individual diseases to extending healthy lifespan

Tony Wyss-Coray News

Different organs, like your heart and lungs, can age at different speeds

Live Forever Club - 28-Jan-2024

This means you might need to focus on specific areas of your health to stay spry


Anti-inflammatory exercise factors target cerebrovasculature

Stanford School of Medicine - 08-Dec-2021

Exercise plasma boosts memory and dampens brain inflammation


Antibodies restore brain function of old mice back to their young days

New Atlas - 05-Apr-2019

Possible treatment for neurodegenerative diseases of old age


Young blood as a key to living longer

Wired - 09-May-2018

GDF11 is a protein in the blood, which can stimulate cell growth and repair


Young blood does little to reverse Alzheimer’s in first test

Science Magazine - 01-Nov-2017

16 people with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s disease received weekly injections of young plasma. ...


Cord blood rejuvenates old brains

New Scientist - 19-Apr-2017

Researchers inject mice with blood plasma from humans of different ages – babies, 22 and 66 years...


First Fruits of Research with Young Blood Plasma

Josh Mitteldorf Blog - 23-Jan-2017

Mix of proteins in your blood is characteristic of your age. Might rejuvenation be achieved by a...


Young blood antiaging trial raises questions

Science - 01-Aug-2016

Ambrosia ( young plasma trial is open to anyone 35 and older. Pa...


Rejuvenating Old Brains with Young Blood

World Economic Forum - 24-Feb-2015

Tony Wyss-Coray from Stanford University presents the results of tests in mice with video footage...