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This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells

This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells Aging may seem like the most natural—and inevitable—thing in life. Yet according to a new study in Nature Medicine, rejuvenating an aging body may be as easy as kitchen renovations. Simply swap drill and hammer for a cocktail of two drugs already…
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This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells

This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells Aging may seem like the most natural—and inevitable—thing in life. Yet according to a new study in Nature Medicine, rejuvenating an aging body may be as easy as kitchen renovations. Simply swap drill and hammer for a cocktail of two drugs already…
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This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells

This Drug Combo Extends Lifespan and Healthspan in Mice by Killing ‘Zombie’ Cells Aging may seem like the most natural—and inevitable—thing in life. Yet according to a new study in Nature Medicine, rejuvenating an aging body may be as easy as kitchen renovations. Simply swap drill and hammer for a cocktail of two drugs already…
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Have We Reached the Limit of Human Longevity? New Study Says No

Have We Reached the Limit of Human Longevity? New Study Says No In 1997, when Jeannne Loise Calment died at the age of 122, she was the longest-living human on record. But she won’t always be. According to a new study published last week in Science, humans are nowhere near our maximum lifespan—if such a…
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How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Us Live Longer

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Us Live Longer What if we could generate novel molecules to target any disease, overnight, ready for clinical trials? Imagine leveraging machine learning to accomplish with 50 people what the pharmaceutical industry can barely do with an army of 5,000. It’s a multibillion-dollar opportunity that can help billions. The worldwide…
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Is the Secret to Significantly Longer Life Hidden in Our Cells?

Is the Secret to Significantly Longer Life Hidden in Our Cells? Once upon a time, a powerful Sumerian king named Gilgamesh went on a quest, as such characters often do in these stories of myth and legend. Gilgamesh had witnessed the death of his best friend, Enkidu, and, fearing a similar fate, went in search…
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We Read This 800-Page Report on the State of Longevity Research So You Don’t Have To

We Read This 800-Page Report on the State of Longevity Research So You Don’t Have To The longevity field is bustling but still fragmented, and the “silver tsunami” is coming. That is the takeaway of The Science of Longevity, the behemoth first volume of a four-part series offering a bird’s-eye view of the longevity industry…
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Why Gene Silencing Could Launch a New Class of Blockbuster Drugs

Why Gene Silencing Could Launch a New Class of Blockbuster Drugs Long before CRISPR, there was gene silencing. Ever since the Human Genome Project transcribed our genetic bible in 1997, scientists have dreamt of curing inherited diseases at the source. The first audacious idea? Shoot the messenger. Unlike CRISPR, which latches onto a gene and…
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There’s Healing Power in the Secret Electrical Language of Our Cells

There’s Healing Power in the Secret Electrical Language of Our Cells Why can we heal a wound, but not grow back a severed limb? Michael Levin thinks the key lies in the secret electrical language our cells use to talk to one another, and he thinks we’re not far from cracking the code. Levin, the…
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The 7 Hub Stories That Got the Most Social Media Love This Year

The 7 Hub Stories That Got the Most Social Media Love This Year I bet you think 2017 was a hot mess, a relentless series of tragedies and catastrophes that exposed humanity for what little it’s worth. Let us re-instill in you a sense of optimism with this cache of our most popular stories on…
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