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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