Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage in Multiple Sclerosis

IAS News 27 February 2018 | 0 Comments

This form of personalized treatment for MS may be one step closer, due to new research that presents how a person’s own skin cells could be used to repair nerve damage that is caused by the condition. Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK led the study. They took skin cells from adult…
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Stem cells zapped with radiation can protect mice from cancer

IAS News 16 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Joseph Wu and his team at Stanford University have discovered that a mouse’s immune system can be primed to identify and target Cancer cells by vaccinating them beforehand with stem cells. This method was motivated by evidence that cancers grow much like embryos, re-awakening genes crucial for fast growth during pregnancy that had been switched…
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Long-term Metformin in PCOS benefits women of all weights

IAS News 29 January 2018 | 0 Comments

New findings present that Metformin improves the menstrual cycle and reduces body mass index, testosterone and luteinizing hormone within 6 months of trails in women who are diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who are a normal weight and are overweight. This particular study investigates into the long-term effects of Metformin, which was taken daily…
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Researchers develop a technique to regenerate the mouse thymus

IAS News 23 January 2018 | 0 Comments

The thymus gland is an organ in the lymphatic system serves a vital role within the immune system. In a study published by Science immunology, researchers found a growth protein called BMP4, that is created by the endothelial cells within the inner wall of the thymus and is critical for it’s repair in mice. Scientists…
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Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?

IAS News 12 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Is it possible to age without growing fragile? One corporation believe that with the correct treatment the answer to this question could be yes. Clinical trials were published in October in the Journals of Gerontology, the company developing the therapy report that a solo infusion of mesenchymal stem cells from younger donors has no evident…
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Researchers Discover Inhibiting enzyme common to all mammals shows anti-aging potential

IAS News 5 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Researchers have discovered something new in the mission to extend the lifespan of mammals. Inhibiting a common enzyme found in all mammals, humans included, has been shown to prolong the lifecycle of creatures such as flies and worms. This suggests it could be a promising new mechanism for anti-aging therapies. RNA Polymerase III (Pol III)…
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The Amish gene, living 10 years longer and avoiding diabetes

IAS News 17 November 2017 | 0 Comments

A gene variant that arose decades ago within an Amish community seems to make people live ten years longer, as well as making it less likely that they will develop diabetes. The gene is called Serpine1, and is known to create a protein that promotes ageing, known as PA-1. However, a faulty variant of this…
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Why do Women Live Longer than Men?

IAS News 28 June 2013 | 2 Comments

It has long been known, and accepted, that women have a longer average lifespan than men. Currently women live an average of 5 years longer than men, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And among those who pass the age of 100, a massive 85% of them are female….
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