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Sep 15, 2022

Pretzel Therapeutics Launches with $72M to Advance Mitochondrial Therapies

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Biotech start-up Pretzel Therapeutics launched Monday with $72.5 million in Series A financing to develop novel, mitochondria-based therapies for rare genetic disorders and diseases of aging.

Pretzel plans to target mitochondrial diseases, a highly heterogenous group of conditions caused by DNA mutations in the mitochondria or the nucleus. These disorders are very rare, afflicting around one in 5,000 people.

Pretzel CEO Jay Parrish told BioSpace the fundingshould enable us to get close to the clinic if not into the clinic with one or more programs.”

Sep 15, 2022

Aubrey de Grey: scientist who says humans can live for 1,000 years

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Hugo Cox.

At the end of a winding dirt track off Bear Creek Road, a few miles from Los Gatos in California’s Santa Cruz mountains is the home of Aubrey de Grey, the 53-year-old English research scientist from whom the claim originates. It looks exactly like the place you would expect a mad professor to live.

Sep 13, 2022

A Single Protein Could Unlock Age-Related Vision Loss

Posted by in categories: life extension, neuroscience

Summary: Determining the structure of vitronectin, a protein implicated in age-related macular degeneration and some neurodegenerative disorders, and using pressure to alter the protein shape may help in the development of new treatments for AMD.

Source: Sanford Burnham Prebys.

Research led by Sanford Burnham Prebys professor Francesca Marassi, Ph.D., is helping to reveal the molecular secrets of macular degeneration, which causes almost 90% of all age-related vision loss.

Sep 12, 2022

Is Japan’s Anti Aging Vaccine the Future of Longevity?

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Japan is investing a lot into Longevity Research in hopes of keeping us young forever. And recently, they managed to bring about a new kind of vaccine which…

Sep 12, 2022

Senolytic elimination of senescent macrophages restores muscle stem cell function in severely dystrophic muscle

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Senescent macrophages are in fact also found to express senescence-related markers p16(Ink4a) and β-galactosidase (β-gal), and promote inflammation in diseased tissues [25, 26]. Our previous work has indicated increased cellular senescence in dystrophic muscles of mdx/utr(−/−) mice [3], however, whether or not macrophages in particular develop cellular senescence and promote senescence associated phenotypes was still unknown. To this end, here we further examined mdx/utr(−/−) mice and solved these puzzles.

Immune cells in the skeletal muscle are activated during muscle injury and promote the process of muscle regeneration by coordinating with muscle stem cells. However, studies with severely diseased muscles further demonstrate that immune cells can become dominantly activated and is inductive of increased fatty infiltration and fibrosis formation, while at the same time potently repress the proliferation and function of muscle stem cells [27]. Our current results in severely dystrophic muscle reveal a similar situation of interaction between macrophages and MPCs, showing that the function of MPCs is repressed by the senescent macrophages. As senescent cells accumulate in the aged or diseased tissues, it can exert profound effects on the growth and function of normal cells by releasing SASPs [9, 10].

Sep 11, 2022

The Axolotl Can Regenerate Their Own Brains: New Research

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Axolotls Can Regenerate Their Own Brains: New research maps out the different cell types hoping to pave the way to regenerative medicine!

Sep 11, 2022

Scientists Discover a Molecular Switch That Controls Life Expectancy

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According to recent research, the protein CHIP can control the insulin receptor more effectively while acting alone than when in a paired state. In cellular stress situations, CHIP often appears as a homodimer – an association of two identical proteins – and mainly functions to destroy misfolded and defective proteins. CHIP thus cleanses the cell. In order to do this, CHIP works with helper proteins to bind a chain of the small protein ubiquitin to misfolded proteins.

As a result, the cell detects and gets rid of defective proteins. Furthermore, CHIP controls insulin receptor signal transduction. CHIP binds to the receptor and degrades it, preventing the activation of life-extending gene products.

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Sep 11, 2022

BREAKTHROUGH! The Gap between the Human Brain and Ai is closed!

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Are you looking for the most recent Artificial Intelligence Trends? Artificial intelligence will have advanced far enough to become the most revolutionary technology ever devised by man. Artificial intelligence (AI) is progressing at an alarming rate. At the moment, new technical applications and systems are being employed to imitate, extend, and expand human intelligence.

Curious to know more? stay connected for that as we dive deeper!

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Sep 11, 2022

No knowledge, only intuition!

Posted by in categories: big data, complex systems, computing, innovation, internet, life extension, lifeboat, machine learning, posthumanism, robotics/AI, science, singularity, supercomputing, transhumanism

Article originally published on LINKtoLEADERS under the Portuguese title “Sem saber ler nem escrever!”

In the 80s, “with no knowledge, only intuition”, I discovered the world of computing. I believed computers could do everything, as if it were an electronic God. But when I asked the TIMEX Sinclair 1000 to draw the planet Saturn — I am fascinated by this planet, maybe because it has rings —, I only glimpse a strange message on the black and white TV:

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Sep 11, 2022

New longevity clinic to provide patients ‘customised’ health plan to slow ageing

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SINGAPORE — A new longevity clinic where the doctor will diagnose a healthy person’s biological age and then provide a customised plan to slow ageing is being set up at Alexandra Hospital and is expected to open by early next year.

It will be the first publicly funded outpatient clinic in longevity medicine in Singapore and possibly in the world, Professor Andrea Maier, the co-director of the National University Health System (NUHS) Centre for Healthy Longevity told The Straits Times at the sidelines of the centre’s opening on Wednesday.

The clinic will be manned by internal medicine specialists like Prof Maier, who is also the founding president of the International Longevity Medicine Society that was set up last month.

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