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Naked mole rat
Fighting Cancer: Lessons from the Naked Mole-rat
Mice live longer, healthier lives thanks to a gene from their glabrous subterranean cousins.
Fighting Cancer: Lessons from the Naked Mole-rat
Fighting Cancer: Lessons from the Naked Mole-rat

Mice live longer, healthier lives thanks to a gene from their glabrous subterranean cousins.

Mice live longer, healthier lives thanks to a gene from their glabrous subterranean cousins.

age-related disease

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hCINAP Protein Key to Cellular Senescence: Study
Patience Asanga | Mar 23, 2023 | 3 min read
The authors claim that by preventing the formation of senescent cells, the protein could delay aging, but experts are skeptical.
A 3D medical illustration of a human heart with a cardiogram in the foreground and a blue background that includes DNA helices.
Connecting the Complexities of Heart Failure and Aging
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Feb 13, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers learned how IGFBP7, a senescence signaling protein and biomarker, promotes cardiac remodeling and cellular aging.
The fight against time
The Scientist Speaks - The Fight Against Time: Stem Cells and Healthy Aging 
The Scientist | Nov 29, 2022 | 2 min read
Tricking the body into mimicking a fasting state may hold the key to fighting age-related cognitive decline. 
Micrograph of kidney tissue from a mouse
Vesicles from Young Mice Alleviate Signs of Aging in Older Animals
Catherine Offord | Oct 19, 2022 | 4 min read
Mice that received the stem cell–derived treatment were less frail compared with controls, a study reports.
White mice in a clear plastic cage
Different Genes Influence Lifespan in Male and Female Mice
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Sep 29, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers say there may be similar, human genes whose effects on lifespan vary by sex.
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Junyue Cao Applies Novel Approaches to Aging and Disease
Lisa Winter | Mar 14, 2022 | 3 min read
The Rockefeller University geneticist is tracing the full lifespan of individual cells to better understand how and why humans age.
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Image of the Day: Alzheimer’s Genes
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 19, 2019 | 1 min read
Mutations within the MS4A gene cluster have been linked to changes in protein levels that affect disease risk.
Young Blood Unproven as Anti-Aging Treatment: US FDA
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 20, 2019 | 2 min read
The agency warns that plasma treatments costing thousands of dollars, which supposedly treat the infirmities of old age, have not been proven “safe or effective.”
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An Algorithm to Predict the Age of Your Lab Mice
Anthony King | Feb 1, 2019 | 5 min read
Researchers develop an app that can estimate the biological age of a rodent from its mug shot—and could give a boost to the science of human aging in the process.
Serum Survey Reveals Protein Patterns of Ill Health
Ruth Williams | Aug 2, 2018 | 3 min read
Analyses of blood from thousands of people show distinct protein profiles are linked to complex diseases of aging.
Centenarian Sequencing Contest Begins
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 25, 2012 | 1 min read
The first company to attempt to cheaply sequence the genomes of 100 people aged over 100 announced its intention to compete for the 2013 X prize.
Avant-Garde Science
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2012 | 3 min read
Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.
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