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Senolytics, Aging & the Fight Against Disease-Causing Zombie Cells

Senolytics, Aging & the Fight Against Disease-Causing Zombie Cells

Read a fascinating article in The Economist this morning about recent studies focusing on the relation of senescent cells (nicknamed zombie cells) to age-related diseases. The aforementioned article and this Medium article are much more eloquent summaries of these new findings. The actual studies (Baker Study and Xu Study) provide the most detailed reading. My goal here is to parse it out in layman’s terms for my own understanding. What are senescent cells? Senescent cells are worn-out cells
My Experience with the 5-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet

My Experience with the 5-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet

A couple months ago I was listening to an episode of the Kevin Rose Show with Dr. Valter Longo, Director of the Longevity Institute at USC. Here’s the description from the show notes: Dr. Valter Longo is director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan. In this podcast, we discuss Dr. Longo’s new book, The Longevity Diet, which is the culmination of 25 years of research on aging,