As our bodies convert food into energy, they produce debris that accumulates as we age. New research shows that one of these metabolic throwaways plays a potentially deadly role in the development of cancer.
As time passes, our fertility declines and our bodies start to fail. These natural changes are what we call aging.In recent decades, we've come leaps and bounds in treating and preventing some of the world's leading age-related diseases, such as coronary heart disease, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
The key elements of a strategy for age reversal are emerging in the recent literature –we call it YOUNGING1.0. This blog entry describes our understanding of that strategy, its elements, how it works and its results, and cites research evidence for its salient aspects.
A study from researchers at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is providing new insights into a cellular energy pathway that has been linked to longer lifespan. The research, conducted in human cells and roundworms, raises the prospect of anti-aging therapeutics that can extend lifespan by activating this pathway.
A group of researchers has shown that yeast cells have two different and mutually exclusive modes of aging that seem to be interlinked. The scientists were also able to artificially induce a third mode of aging that prolongs both healthspan and lifespan.