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"Mind-blowing results" from gene therapy trial point to a cure for haemophilia

The results from the first human trials for a gene therapy to treat patients with haemophilia A have just been published, and they are truly …

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

"Feed a cold, starve a fever," so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that "treat a cold, starve cancer cells" might be a …

Cancer

Scientist edits his DNA to make himself a 'superhuman', live-streams video

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

Cancer Cells

Scientists decipher mechanisms in cells for extending human longevity

Aging cells periodically switch their chromatin state. The image illustrates the “on” and “off” patterns in individual cells. (credit: UC San Diego)A …

UC San Diego

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

The fat molecules in the plaques that clog up our arteries and raise risk of heart attack and stroke may come from bacteria that live in our mouths …

Ancient genetic "kill switch" causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Cancer is one of our most persistent enemies, but while we now have advanced immune systems to fight the good fight, how did early multicellular life …

Cancer Cells

Anti-aging stem cell treatment proves successful in early human trials

The results of two human clinical trials into a stem cell therapy that can reverse symptoms of age-associated frailty have been published, and the …

Have Scientists Found a Way to 'Turbocharge' the Human Brain?

In preliminary research, people learned faster and made fewer mistakes when a particular brain region was electrically stimulated.<p><i>In brief:</i> <i>What if you could improve your mental aptitude and performance by directly stimulating specific parts of the brain? That's what a team of researchers from</i> …

The Brain

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Found to Help Teeth Repair Themselves in Just 6 Weeks

We're so down for that!<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

Cancer Cells

Scientists have uncovered a way to regenerate human bone and tissue

Regenerative Medicine<p>A new method of regenerating human tissue has been discovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The method …

Why haven't we evolved immortality? The answer is in our genes

If evolution works by selecting for the most advantageous genes, it begs the question: why haven't we evolved immortality? According to a decades-old …

The protein that can make your heart think you exercise

Although it's usually used as a compliment, having a big heart can be a good thing or a bad thing. When it needs to pump more blood, the heart can …

alpha Klotho | Klotho ELISA

Update on FGF23 and Klotho signaling

Abstract<p>Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) is a bone-derived hormone known to suppress phosphate reabsorption and vitamin D hormone production in …

More about Klotho – spinner of the thread of life - AGINGSCIENCES™ - Anti-Aging Firewalls™

I published an introduction to the remarkable “anti-aging gene” <i>Klotho</i> in the October 2009 blog entry<i>Klotho anti-aging gene in the news</i><i>,</i> and a …

Peripheral Elevation of a Klotho Fragment Enhances Brain Function and Resilience in Young, Aging, and α-Synuclein Transgenic Mice

Klotho is a longevity factor associated with cognitive enhancement when genetically and widely overexpressed over the lifetime of mice. Leon et al. …

Neuroscience

Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

New research has shown that a naturally occurring protein can improve cognition in mice with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease-like …

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch, say researchers

A tiny device that sits on the skin and uses an electric field to reprogramme cells could be a breakthrough in the way we treat injured or ageing tissue<p>A novel device that reprogrammes skin cells could represent a breakthrough in repairing injured or ageing tissue, researchers say.<p>The new …

Cell Biology

Senolytics against Aging: Snapshot of a Fast-Moving Field

Aging at the cellular level is called “cell senescence”, and it contributes profoundly to whole-body aging. The most promising near-term prospects …

Senolytics: A new class of drugs with the potential to slow the aging process

It's a cruel irony that when we're young we want to be older, but when we're older we want to be younger. While few would advocate research into ways …

Mayo Clinic

Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells

Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. In …

Genetics

The fountain of youth might reside deep in our brains

According to some new research, the key to living longer may reside deep in our brains. In a major breakthrough for our understanding of how the …

First gene therapy — ‘a true living drug’ — on the cusp of FDA approval

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal leukemia had been wiped out by an experimental treatment never before used in humans.<p>“We were hoping for a …

Immunotherapy

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

Ion 318 Chip Kit v2 BC

Ion 318™ Chip Kit v2 BC<p><b>Catalog number:</b> 4488150<p>Ion Torrent™ <b>Related applications:</b> Ion Torrent™ Next-Generation Sequencing<p>Error loading your …

Daily Dose Of Cannabis May Protect And Heal The Brain From Effects Of Aging

Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life.<p>Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that low, regular doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main …

Neuroscience

Exercise-in-a-pill increases endurance, fat burning

It's well known that the way to increase fitness and endurance is through training, but what if the same effects could be achieved with a drug, a …

Diabetes