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Aging of lab grown human cells successfully reversed by new compounds

Aging is a natural process that occurs in all humans as cells decline. One scientific explanation for aging relates to the accumulation of “senescent” cells in tissues and organs. Scientists have successfully reversed the aging of human cells in lab conditions. The research could provide answers about how to treat age-related disease.

Dr. Axe

Benefits of autophagy, plus how to induce it.

Autophagy helps to clear damaged cells from the body, including senescent cells that serve no functional purpose but still linger inside tissues and organs. The reason it’s so important to remove senescent and damaged cells is because they can trigger inflammatory pathways and contribute to various diseases. In fact, autophagy is so beneficial that it’s now being called a … Continue reading Benefits of autophagy, plus how to induce it.

Forbes

Will blockchain transform healthcare?

Blockchain is not meant for storage of large data sets. Blockchain is not an analytics platform. Blockchain has very slow transactional performance. However, as a tamperproof public ledger, blockchain is ideal for proof of work. Blockchain is highly resilient. In the future we might see blockchain as a component of a system in which patients … Continue reading Will blockchain transform healthcare?

Gizmodo

Who wants to live forever? Only one in six brits, according to a new poll

One of the things people tend to worry about in life is the fact that it will come to an end. Even if you avoid being hit by a bus, or mauled by a pack of angry football fans, you’re going to die eventually. As it turns out not that many British people would change … Continue reading Who wants to live forever? Only one in six brits, according to a new poll

New York Times

When we eat, or don’t eat, may be critical for health

A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms, the innate 24-hour cycles that tell our bodies when to wake up, when to eat and when to fall asleep. Studies show that chronically disrupting this rhythm — by eating late meals or nibbling … Continue reading When we eat, or don’t eat, may be critical for health

Guardian

Trial of anti-ageing drugs that rejuvenate immune system hailed a success

The findings are a milestone for researchers who believe that the best way to tackle diseases of old age may be to design new drugs that combat the ageing process itself. “Immune function was just one of the things that got better,” said Joan Mannick, who worked on the trial at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research … Continue reading Trial of anti-ageing drugs that rejuvenate immune system hailed a success

New York Times

How long can we live? The limit hasn’t been reached

Among extremely old Italians, the death rate stops rising — the curve abruptly flattens into a plateau. Researchers also found that people who were born in later years have a slightly lower mortality rate when they reach 105. “The plateau is sinking over time,” said Kenneth W. Wachter, a demographer at the University of California, … Continue reading How long can we live? The limit hasn’t been reached

Wired

The responsibility of immortality

Human beings are tremendously adaptable and resilient, and we seem to quickly adjust to almost any technological change. Unfortunately, not all of our problems are technical and we are really bad at fixing social problems. Even the ones that we like to think we’ve fixed, like racism, keep morphing and getting stronger, like drug-resistant pathogens… we … Continue reading The responsibility of immortality

Medium

Endothelial benefits of tea drinking

Drinking 2–3 cups of tea will provide the majority of recommended daily flavonoid intake. Flavonoids may reduce heart disease due to its beneficial effect on the endothelium-the layer of cells that separates the blood from the wall of the artery. This single layer of cells is the only thing that separates the quickly flowing blood … Continue reading Endothelial benefits of tea drinking

Dr. Brendan Byrne

Your best health outcomes don’t come from healthcare

Dr. Brendan Byrne delivers a vision for healthcare which maximizes prevention and performance by combining digital innovation, fundamental wellness principles and a strategy tailored just for you. Brendan’s future outlook showcases how the healthcare system will shift dramatically toward “precision health” and the increasing importance of “health tune ups”, utilizing personalized behaviour action plans. The … Continue reading Your best health outcomes don’t come from healthcare

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