A Clinical-Grade Implant May Cure Blindness

Written by Nicholi Avery Edited by Carla Parsons A clinical-grade retinal implant made of human #embryonic stem cell (#hESC)–derived RPE grown on a synthetic substrate has been developed by Kashani and team. The progressive binding disease that causes loss of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of the eye is known as #Non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration […]

Targeting levels of specific protein could improve memory in aging, reduce symptoms of PTSD

A neural circuit mechanism involved in preserving the specificity of memories has been identified by investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). They also identified a genetic “switch” that can slow down #memory generalization — the loss of specific details over time that occurs […]

Enzymes and Cognitive Decline

Enzymes play an important role in cognitive function.  Enzymes are biological catalysts.  They’re responsible for accelerating chemical reactions. What role do enzymes play in #aging and cognitive function?  According to new research in laboratory mice by UC San Francisco scientists have discovered that loss of an #enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration […]

Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Health

Over the past decade, #mindfulness #meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of #health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy #aging. Yet, little is known about the #brain changes that produce these beneficial health effects. New research from Carnegie Mellon University provides a window into the brain changes […]

Scientists find key proteins control risk of osteoarthritis during aging

Now, a study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains why the risk of osteoarthritis increases as we #age and offers a potential avenue for developing new therapies to maintain healthy #joints. The study’s findings suggest that #FOXO proteins are responsible for the maintenance of healthy cells in the #cartilage of our joints. “We discovered that […]

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Insilico Medicine launches Aging.AI — deep-learned predictor of age trained on blood tests

Insilico Medicine launched aging.AI, a system allowing users to guess their age and gender by entering the results of their blood test.

The Two Faces of Aging: Cancer and Cellular Senescence

Author: Adam Alonzi Aging, inflammation, cancer, and cellular senescence are all intimately interconnected. Deciphering the nature of each thread is a tremendous task, but must be done if preventative and geriatric medicine ever hope to advance. A one dimensional analysis simply will not suffice. Without a strong understanding of the genetic, epigenetic, intercellular, and intracellular […]

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Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

British Columbia, the westernmost province of Canada that is home to over 4 million people, has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale o…