Salk research focuses on the development of compounds that may protect against the diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s
EPFL scientists have discovered how a dysfunction in the immune system can cause an overload of a gut bacterium. The bacterium produces excess lactic acid, which in turn triggers the production of reactive oxygen species that cause damage to cells and many age-related pathologies.
With age, our tissues lose their function and capacity to regenerate after being damaged. A study published in Cell by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico of the Centre for Genomic Regulation(CNAG-CRG) explains how dermal fibroblasts age.
Some of the longevity that appears to run in families can instead be attributed to people choosing life partners with similar characteristics.