Scientists at EPFL have discovered a new mechanism by which aging affects our bodies: ceramides accumulating in aging muscle. The study also shows reducing ceramides prevents age-related muscle loss.
Newly uncovered mechanism holds true across a variety of animals, including humans
Many age-related diseases share a common feature: the mitochondria of cells begin to malfunction. While the cause is not known, Buck Institute scientists have discovered a new mechanism of how mitochondria start to go wrong, which opens new doors for researchers to explore how to begin to fix the problem.
A study comparing the impact of diet versus drugs on the inner workings of cells has found nutrition has a much stronger impact.
Study suggests possible way to prevent memory-robbing disease