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Ending aging, the other pandemic

Peter Diamandis highlights some of the technologies he’s tracking. “For the first time ever, scientists and entrepreneurs think there’s a way to slow aging in its tracks, and perhaps even reverse it.” | learn more

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Does aging have a reset button? 

“[Stem cells] can reprogram themselves to carry out the function of virtually any other type of cell, and play a vital role in early development. This functional reprogramming is usually accompanied by an age reset, down to zero. Sebastiano figures […]

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How the brain helps keep the body young. 

This article explores the relationship between Neural Stem Cells and the aging process. The cells die slowly over time. When researchers killed these cells in animal models, they essentially jump-started the aging process. | learn more

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Is aging a disease? 

Biologist Eric Verdin runs the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, the largest independent research institute devoted to aging research. “Our mission for right now … is to continue that progressive gain of two years [of life] every 10 years.” | learn […]

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Proteins in umbilical cords improve mice memory. 

Scientists just keep pumping out anti-aging scientific discoveries. This time, they injected plasma from human umbilical cord blood directly into older mice every four days for two weeks. The mice who received this treatment fared the best on a treacherous […]

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Reverse aging by purging ‘retired’ cells.

Thanks to a new study, humans are one step closer to being able to live forever. When cells accumulate too much DNA damage from aging, they can enter a semi-dormant state, becoming senescent cells. Mice treated with a substance that purges these cells […]