Dr. Michael Ristow, a professor of energy metabolism at ETH Zurich, bases much of his research into aging on a premise that many of us will find surprising: the free radicals that our cells produce while making energy are not only not harmful, but can even slow the body’s aging down. But while that might…

Aubrey de Grey held a Reddit AMA on December 7th, discussing everything from AI in longevity research, CR mimetics, and how his timelines for therapeutics coming to market have changed in the last few years. You also read his short SENS-focused piece in Tech Review for more. Still didn’t get enough SENS? Check out LEAF’s…

Can we “unlock a human’s inner salamander” with stem cell therapies? 3D-printed organs, uploaded brains, and disease-fighting nanobots: just a few of the tools Silicon Valley hopes to put in our anti-aging arsenal. Entrepreneur and biohacker Serge Faguet shares practical tips on what he sees as the six key areas for maximizing one’s own longevity…

The Hippo pathway controls cellular regeneration, so why not modify it to heal the heart after the scarring caused by a heart attack? Six weeks later, mouse hearts were good as new. modify it Cytomegalovirus (a herpes virus) infects over 90% of humans, often silently, but this mostly harmless little viral companion takes up far…

A study of centenarians finds a certain mutation of the growth hormone receptor gene is more common among men, but not women, compared to 70-year-old controls. But the modification doesn’t do what you might expect: though decreasing the amount of growth hormone absorbed, it also boosted protein expression when it was absorbed. This lead carriers to be…

Will strawberries be the next superfood? The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation takes a look at a naturally occurring senolytic that delayed accelerated aging in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s. naturally occurring senolytic New Scientist reports that England’s rising life expectancy hit a wall in 2010, and evidence from a Tanzanian tribe suggests that elderly people’s…

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