New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumors!

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination #chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to tumors in a sequential manner. The results in animal models so far suggest this approach could one day ramp up therapeutic benefits for patients bearing tumors or after […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]