Mind Over Makeup - Thriving Psychologically Despite Chronic Illness

Mind Over Makeup - Thriving Psychologically Despite Chronic Illness

Science is barreling toward the cure or prevention of countless diseases. Who knows how many diseases that currently run rampant will be put to rest within the next few years. In the meantime however, those living with chronic illnesses face difficult battles every day. This article, written by a professor of psychology, goes over some practical ways that people suffering from chronic illnesses can improve their outlook in the meantime.

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Young Plasma and Cellular Senescence

Young Plasma and Cellular Senescence

Autophagy- The clearing out of old, senescent cells to make room for newer, younger cells. The research group in this paper found that markers of autophagy declined during aging in rats. Could the age-related decline in autophagy be partly to blame for the increased cellular senescence and accumulation of lipofuscin with age? 

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What's New in the World of Alzheimers Research?

What's New in the World of Alzheimers Research?

Despite the vast population Alzheimer’s disease affects each year, no new drugs have been approved by the FDA in 16 years. The lack of success in AD drug development has infused scepticism in the field. This recent scientific publication shows the latest developments in the AD drug pipeline as of 2019.

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Mobile Phones and Mental Health

Mobile Phones and Mental Health

In late 2018, a professor in Sweden conducted a study on the psychological and behavioral aspects of mobile phone use. Her study compiled data from 290 papers and lists some of her findings. Considering mental health is something essential for us to lead happy and healthy lives, and almost all of us use these devices daily, this paper is a good reminder for us all.

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A New Method to Print Vascularized Tissue

A New Method to Print Vascularized Tissue

Biomanufactured organs are the next frontier of scientific research and development. But creating vascularized tissue is a challenging endeavor, however a technique called SWIFT may get us one step closer to overcoming the hurdle of vascularization. They hope to continually improve upon this method with the goal of engineering fully functional, 3D printed human organs. Read what they learned below!

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Are You Ready to Slow Down the Clock?

Are You Ready to Slow Down the Clock?

In a recent trial conducted in California, researchers investigated the effects that a recombinant human growth hormone had on the immune systems of 9 healthy men in their 50’s and 60’s. Over the course of one year, on average the trial members shed 2.5 years off of their ‘biological age’. It’s hoped that this newly acquired information regarding the effects these three drugs have on the body could be beneficial for people with under active immune systems, the elderly, and research into infectious diseases, cancer, and aging in general.

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To What Extent Has Aging Already Been Slowed?

To What Extent Has Aging Already Been Slowed?

When you hear the phrase, “Making 90 The New 50 By 2030”, does your mind go to the future? Thinking about the deadline? The work left to do? Or do you think about what’s already been accomplished? The progress already made? Because despite the work left to do, science has already come a long way towards reaching the goal. A study from 2018 conducted by Yale and USC Professors shows that in American males 60 might already be the new 50.

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What Healthy Tip Can We Learn From Rabbits?

What Healthy Tip Can We Learn From Rabbits?

If you found a treatment that could to extend your life by up to 30% and increase your resistance to diseases and inflammation, what would you pay for it? What if it was free? That sounds like a no-brainer right? In 1980 one scientist stumbled upon such a treatment while conducting a study on high cholesterol, heart rate, and blood pressure involving rabbits.

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What Does This Newly Found DNA Switch Mean for Humans?

What Does This Newly Found DNA Switch Mean for Humans?

Scientists have recently discovered a “master control gene” found in salamanders and worms called Early Growth Response that is also present in humans. What could this mean for us? This article explains some of the ins and outs of cell regeneration and how it might not be the presence of certain genes but rather, how they’re wired together that makes this level of cell regeneration possible.

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Are Telomere Tests Ready for the Public?

Are Telomere Tests Ready for the Public?

Since these “biomarkers” shorten as we age, many companies have begun to offer home tests to potentially show the users “true” biological age, how healthy they are, and their susceptibility to various diseases. But are these tests ready for the public? And is it worth your money to try one?

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Is it Possible to Stay Younger As We Get Older?

Is it Possible to Stay Younger As We Get Older?

In the last 50 years the average life expectancy has been extended from 65 to 85, giving us an extra third of our life. Can we enjoy this substantial new chapter of life if we’re slowly being shackled by the bonds of aging? This article by the New Yorker discusses this intriguing topic!

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Mark Your Calendars: 2019-2020 Longevity Conferences

Mark Your Calendars: 2019-2020 Longevity Conferences

One of the best way to meet others in our community and stay current  is to attend several conventions and events hosted by institutions focused on Longevity. The following is a list of events in chronological order that will add to your knowledge base. Special thanks to John D. Furber for compiling this comprehensive list!

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Alzheimers Study Now Recruiting Participants!

Alzheimers Study Now Recruiting Participants!

One of our partners, Leucadia Therapeutics, is pleased to announce that Project Cribrose is now live! They are recruiting participants for a 2000 person study, including healthy people from 20-90 years old, those with Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, or Down Syndrome and people over 50 with mild cognitive impairment.

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Making of a Cover Photo

Making of a Cover Photo

On May 3 2019 Volumetric Bio made history, and made the cover of Science Magazine with their groundbreaking technology. But how does one go about photographing something smaller than a penny in sharp detail? This behind the scenes from Science Magazine goes into how they captured such an exceptional shot.

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Can an RNA-Binding Protein Keep You From Aging?

Can an RNA-Binding Protein Keep You From Aging?

Researchers at EPFL recently found that the RNA-binding protein PUM2 contributes to the accumulation of defective mitochondria, a key feature of the aging process. Targeting this protein in old animals protects against age-related mitochondrial dysfunction. What can this mean for humans though?

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Can the Bacteria in Your Stomach Reveal Your Age?

Can the Bacteria in Your Stomach Reveal Your Age?

Researchers in Maryland recently conducted a test examining 3,600 different samples of bacteria from 1,165 healthy individuals age 20-90. They found that bacteria actually differs vastly between various age groups. They think this “microbiome aging clock” could be used as a baseline to test how fast or slow a person’s gut is aging and how different diets might have an effect on longevity.

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Could Parasites Hold the Key to Your Health?

Could Parasites Hold the Key to Your Health?

Intestinal worms have long caused suffering in humans, but has our bias against a handful of harmful helminths led us to slaughter billions of helpful ones? Is our quest as humans to eradicate parasitic worms being accomplished to our detriment? And if we could treat or even prevent many of our modern inflammatory diseases with harmless intestinal worms, why don’t we?

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