under the microscope

Strategies for targeting senescent cells in human disease.

This paper was recently published in Nature Aging. “Here we review features of senescent cells and strategies for targeting them, including immunologic approaches, as well as key intracellular signaling pathways. Additionally, we survey current senolytic therapies in human trials.” | learn more

fun facts

How humans lost their tails

Finally, some answers! “A new study suggests that a single genetic mutation helps explain why monkeys have tails, while apes and people do not.” | learn more

better doing

What’s going on here, with this human?

Recruiting is hard. “My goal in this essay is to help others make better decisions on a potential hire, business partner, or even life partner as quickly and as accurately as possible. It’s made up of suggested action steps and some […]

big ideas

NASA chose SpaceX to take humans back to the moon

I just finished reading a book about the early days of SpaceX. The number of times the company came close to death is remarkable. “SpaceX beats out Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics to be the sole provider […]

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The science fiction world of 3D printed organs

“3D printing holds the promise of changing the healthcare industry for the better by offering products such as smarter drugs and hyper-customized prosthetics. …[In] the near future, it might become commonplace for doctors to treat patients with printed organs. In […]

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Continuous ketone monitoring

“In this issue of JDST, Alva and colleagues present for the first time, development of a continuous ketone monitor (CKM) tested both in vitro and in humans.” | learn more

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Intermittent and periodic fasting, longevity and disease

This is an excellent and detailed review of the literature regarding intermittent and periodic fasting. “Here, we describe the different fasting methods and their effect on longevity in organisms ranging from yeast to humans, linking them to the major nutrient-sensing signaling […]