Targeting levels of specific protein could improve memory in aging, reduce symptoms of PTSD

A neural circuit mechanism involved in preserving the specificity of memories has been identified by investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). They also identified a genetic “switch” that can slow down #memory generalization — the loss of specific details over time that occurs […]


A special thank you to #Keith Wiley for allowing me to post this article in full on our blog.  To see more awesome posts by Keith Wiley please check out the BPF blog: here. He is also the author of a book titled A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind Uploading (2014) A FOLLOW UP TO THE […]

Human Skeletal Muscle Aging and Mutagenesis

Study based upon human skeletal muscle aging, mutagenesis, and the role of #satellite cells “A more comprehensive understanding of the interplay of stem cell–intrinsic and extrinsic factors will set the stage for improving cell therapies capable of restoring tissue homeostasis and enhancing muscle repair in the aged.” Human aging has multiple effects on the human […]

Enzymes and Cognitive Decline

Enzymes play an important role in cognitive function.  Enzymes are biological catalysts.  They’re responsible for accelerating chemical reactions. What role do enzymes play in #aging and cognitive function?  According to new research in laboratory mice by UC San Francisco scientists have discovered that loss of an #enzyme that modifies gene activity to promote brain regeneration […]

Longevity and the Benefits of Fasting

by Rima Martin Fun Fact: an article in Cell Stem Cell, published by Elsevier’s Cell Press, found that a simple dietary intervention — periodic fasting — may combat both chemotherapy-induced and aging-related changes in immune cell function by replenishing stem cells in the blood. There is hardly a person on this planet who does not […]

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The Two Faces of Aging: Cancer and Cellular Senescence

Author: Adam Alonzi Aging, inflammation, cancer, and cellular senescence are all intimately interconnected. Deciphering the nature of each thread is a tremendous task, but must be done if preventative and geriatric medicine ever hope to advance. A one dimensional analysis simply will not suffice. Without a strong understanding of the genetic, epigenetic, intercellular, and intracellular […]

Inflammation and Anti-Inflammatories

Author: Rima Martin and Adam Alonzi     We usually consume what our hearts and stomachs desire, but everyday foods can damage our health if taken in excess. Our body’s inflammatory process a wonderful part of the immune system. If your immune system and its ability to intelligently manage inflammation became impaired you would have […]