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How low protein diets promote healthy aging

Age-related, life-threatening diseases – including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes – are a growing problem worldwide as we increasingly live longer. As a result, there is great interest in finding ways to promote healthy aging by delaying or preventing these diseases. Restricting calorie intake has long... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Views 5655
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 8, 2021
How to counteract age when the nervous system is damaged

As we get older, the body becomes more prone to damage and is less able to repair it. The delicate tissue of the brain and spinal cord (collectively referred to as the central nervous system) are no exception. With age, damage due to traumatic brain... click to read more

  • Nathan J. Michaels | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jason R. Plemel | Assistant Professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Views 3798
Reading time 4.5 min
published on May 11, 2021
What genetics teaches us about living a long and healthy life

Why do some people live a long and healthy life, while others suffer from age-related diseases? We know that this difference is usually explained by chance or environmental factors, such as diet and living conditions. But that's not all! We should also consider another important... click to read more

  • Paul R. H. J. Timmers | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute for Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Peter K. Joshi | Principal Investigator at Centre for Global Health Research, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • Joris Deelen | Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
Views 4324
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 16, 2021
Our cell's “protein factory” can decrease fats to promote lifespan

Organisms face stress daily, and generally, these stressors have some form of negative effect on our physiology. For example, exposure to thermal stress (elevated heat) increases body temperatures, causes loss of cognitive function, and mood changes. Humans have adapted several different methods for dealing with... click to read more

  • Ryo Higuchi-Sanabria | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Views 4426
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 18, 2020
Your biological age within a drop of your blood

If we took a blood sample from you and one from your elderly grandmother, could you tell which sample came from which person just by looking at the molecules in the blood? In our recent study published in Nature Medicine, we addressed this question and... click to read more

  • Benoit Lehallier | Instructor at Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Views 4572
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 3, 2020