How epigenetics may help us slow down the ageing clock

Biologists distinguish between two types of age: biological age, a measure of how well your body functions, and chronological age, which expresses how old you are. For example, a young person who drinks vast amounts of alcohol might have a very old liver. Quelle: How...

Exercise Pill Boosts Endurance, Promotes Burning of Fat | GEN

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/exercise-pill-boosts-endurance-promotes-burning-of-fat/81254295The team found that a chemical compound called GW1516 (GW) similarly activated PPARδ, replicating the weight control and insulin responsiveness Quelle:...

Gut bacteria control age-related inflammation: Mouse data

imbalances in the composition of gut microbes in older mice cause the intestines to become leaky, releasing bacterial products that can trigger inflammation, block immune functions and reduce lifespan Quelle: Gut bacteria control age-related inflammation: Mouse...

CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning : Nature News & Comment

There are two chief ingredients in the CRISPR–Cas9 system: a Cas9 enzyme that snips through DNA like a pair of molecular scissors, and a small RNA molecule that directs the scissors to a specific sequence of DNA to make the cut. The cell’s native DNA repair...

Genetik: Und morgen? Designer-Sperma! | ZEIT ONLINE

Designer-Sperma!Geht dieser Plan auf, hätte manches Kind bald Gene, die manipuliert wurden, ehe es gezeugt wurde. Der Eingriff in die Evolution soll unfruchtbare Männer zu Vätern machen. Quelle: Genetik: Und morgen? Designer-Sperma! | ZEIT...

‘Young poo’ makes aged fish live longer : Nature News & Comment

To test whether the changes in the microbiome had a role in ageing, Valenzano’s team ‘transplanted’ the gut microbes from 6-week-old killifish into middle-aged 9.5-week-old fish. They first treated the middle-aged fish with antibiotics to clear out their gut flora,...