The protein CHIP unfurls anti-aging activity
Not only does our way of life determine how long we live but so too does our genetic material. Of particular importance here is a genetic program that is controlled by the insulin receptor. A team of researchers has now discovered how protein aggregation affects this genetic program and thus triggers aging.
Protein in human umbilical cord blood rejuvenates old mice's impaired learning, memory
Human umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice, according to a new study. The findings could lead to new treatments for age-associated declines in mental ability.
Critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging pinpointed
The body's ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration and greater susceptibility to cancer. Now, research reveals a critical step in a molecular chain of events that allows cells to mend their broken DNA.
Astaxanthin compound found to switch on the FOX03 'Longevity Gene' in mice
An Astaxanthin compound has been found to switch on the FOX03 'Longevity Gene' in a study using mice. Researchers measured a nearly 90% increase in the activation of the gene in the animals' heart tissue. Life sciences company Cardax, Inc. looks forward to further confirmation in human clinical trials of Astanxanthin's potential role as an anti-aging therapy.
Cellular senescence prevented by the SETD8 enzyme
An enzyme that blocks cellulaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.