Monthly Archives: February 2011

Age reversal – video blog

Age reversal appears to be a subject for science fiction, like the alchemist’s vision of turning lead into gold.  Yet, it can be induced on the cellular level.  If fact, for certain of our cells aging-avoidance or age-reversal is absolutely … Continue reading

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We are evolving to live longer – video blog

Biological evolution has been traditionally viewed as due to mutations in genes.  However this kind of evolution can require hundreds of thousands or millions of years to take hold   Now we know that evolution can happen much faster, in as … Continue reading

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The many faces of folic acid

The actions of folic acid, vitamin B9 are multiple, complex, directly affect the epigenome, and the implications of folic acid supplementation are still not fully known.  Folic acid supplementation appears to be strongly recommended in some circumstances and dangerous in … Continue reading

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The evolution of my perspective as a longevity scientist

This blog entry is personal, about my history relevant to longevity science.   It tells a bit about my earlier history with health and longevity science.   And it describes how my views regarding longevity science have evolved during my years of … Continue reading

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Cancer, epigenetics and dietary substances

Green tea, olive oil, blueberries, garlic and broccoli are among foods that work to reverse epigenetic changes that create susceptibility to cancers. A number of recent research publications relate to complex epigenetic conditions that lead to cancers – conditions that … Continue reading

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JDP2 – linking epigenetic modifications, stem cell differentiation, cell senescence, cell stress response, and aging

Important research published in late 2010 and 2011 relates to a protein JDP2 that plays a key role in cell-cycle processes.   JDP2 is involved with epigenetic modifications to histones relevant to age-related changes in stem cell differentiation and cell senescence.  … Continue reading

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