Scientists seeking to unlock secrets of cellular ageing have identified a gene that triggers senescence, a phenomenon in which cells stop dividing.
Psychiatric disorders share many genetic variants, while neurological disorders appear more distinct, according to a new study from the Brainstorm Consortium.
Wrinkles aren’t just a sign of ageing on our appearance, but also occurs deep inside on a cellular level. These wrinkles appear to prevent our genes from functioning properly, researchers have found.
Researchers have synthesized the first artificial human prion, a dramatic development in efforts to combat a devastating form of brain disease that has so far eluded treatment and a cure.
J. Craig Venter shared on Twitter last week that he is retiring from Human Longevity, and returning to the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) to continue his work.
George Church’s idea is to “have the body and mind of a 22-year-old but the experience of a 130-year-old,” and himself might be one of the first volunteers to try the approach in humans.
Scientists have published the first detailed picture of the molecular structure of human telomerase, which will allow more targeted drug screens and intelligent design of new drugs.