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aging reversal16 Longevity Scientists Formed a New Antiaging Advocacy Group

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A new antigaging group has been formed to accelerate the development of scientific documented interventions that will promote longer, healthier, more productive and more rewarding lives for all members of humanity. The Academy for Health and Lifespan Research will host …

antiagingNew Understanding of the Biology of Senescent Cells in Hearts Could Lead to Antiaging Progress

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Newcastle University researchers are exploring the effects of removing senescent cells that form as a result of a heart attack. Heart cells, cardiomyocytes, rarely divide it was not known how these cells could become senescent. Senescent cells are also called …

antiagingIf Biotech Cannot Make Enough Money from Curing Disease Then Move on to Antiaging

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Goldman Sachs analysts asked “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” analysts ask in an April 10 report entitled “The Genome Revolution.” Goldman was addressing the question of gene therapies that provide complete cures with one treatment. “The potential to …

antiagingSafer and more effective senescent cell antiaging treatment

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In 2001, Aubrey de Grey and colleagues proposed ablation of senescent cells (ApoptoSENS) as the “damage-repair” strategy of choice for zombie cells. The idea was barely mentioned in the scientific literature. It was largely ignored until 2011 when a powerful …

antiagingSuccessful anti-aging would be over ten times better than curing all cancer

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Dr. James Peyer of ApolloVC discussed tactical paths to bring longevity promoting therapeutics to market as quickly as possible. The cost of developing a drug is $2.6 billion. Pharma companies need to have each successful drug approved has to pay …

anti-agingTimeline for anti-aging treatment against senescent cells

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Unity Biotechnology is a biotech leader in developing treatments to eliminating accumulated senescent cells, which are a fundamental mechanism of aging and a driver of many common age-associated diseases. Senescent cells normally destroy themselves via a programmed process called apoptosis, …

antiagingAuctus Biologics raised $1.5 million to convert injections with pills

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Auctus Biologics, a new portfolio company of Ichor Therapeutics, announced the closure of $1.5 million in seed funding. The company will develop RPtag, a hyper-stable antibody mimetic scaffold published earlier this year in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Biochemistry, to take …

antiagingInterview with Apollo Ventures which funds anti-aging companies

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James Peyer has been a scientist, entrepreneur, and advisor to biotechs and pharma companies, always with a specialization for developing new classes of therapeutics. James founded Apollo to support biotech entrepreneurs strategically, scientifically, and financially as they create the next …

antiagingRejuvenating blood vessels and vitality for an antiaging effect

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David Sinclair and his team at Harvard Medical School claim to be able to reverse the aging of blood vessels and it restores youthful vitality. Using the synthetic precursors of two molecules naturally present in the body, the scientists also …

agingAnAge database of animal longevity and other aging databases

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AnAge is a curated database of aging and life history in animals, including extensive longevity records. AnAge was primarily developed for comparative biology studies, in particular studies of longevity and aging, but can also be useful for ecological and conservation …