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Fight Aging — Extracellular Aggregates

Little protein clumps called amyloids


Scientists at the SENS Research Foundation have been working on obliterating unhealthy extracellular aggregates, which is junk that accumulates between cells to cause dysfunction and early death. Also referred to as “amyloids,” these toxic little protein clumps can cause big problems.


Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference in Santa Clara May Forever Change How Scientists Approach Aging

A summer conference may forever change the way scientists look at human aging. In late August 2014, some of the nation’s leading medical professionals will meet in Santa Clara, CA, to discuss various strategies for preventing age-related illnesses and to explore new ways to…


MitoSENS: Preventing Damage from Mitochondrial Mutations

Mitochondria are the “power plants” of your body’s cells. Mitochondria convert the nutrition inside your food into ATP, a type of energy that powers the biochemical reactions occurring in each of your cells. In a way, an individual mitochondrion is like a municipal power plant that serves a small city. Mitochondria turn resources…


Death Resistant Cells

Human body cells do not lead existential lives…


…Each cell in the human body has a predetermined fate. One cell might be destined to become skin while another cell is fated to be part of the liver.

But cells can sometimes be damaged in a way that causes them to diverge from the fate into which they were born. Cancer, for…


SENS Research Foundation Investigates Cell Loss

Each day, body cells withstand a constant onslaught of destructive forces that can damage cells.


Each day, body cells withstand a constant onslaught of destructive forces that can damage cells. The body will attempt to either repair or destroy damaged cells using a type of cellular suicide known as…


Extracellular Matrix Stiffening

Sun, pollution and other external factors can hasten the signs of aging, but much of the aging process occurs deep within the human body.


SENS Foundation continues to break new ground in the fight against senescence, this time by addressing the aging process occurring in the tissues outside the cells that support…


SENS Research Foundation Targets Lysosomal Aggregates

Waste disposal is a serious issue for humankind but also for cells inside the human body.


Cells create waste products and, left unaddressed, these byproducts disable body cells to cause serious illnesses. Scientists at SENS Research Foundation Research Center are currently developing ways to…


Epimutations — Identifying Changes in Structures Controlling the Genetic Code


With funding from SENS Research Foundation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) Team members Dr. Vijg and Dr. Gravina have developed novel ways of identifying changes in the “scaffolding” that structures and controls the expression of the genetic code. These innovative approaches also help…


Fight Aging — Extracellular Aggregates

Little protein clumps called amyloids


Scientists at the SENS Research Foundation have been working on obliterating unhealthy extracellular aggregates, which is junk that accumulates between cells to cause dysfunction and early death. Also referred to as “amyloids,” these toxic little protein clumps can cause big problems.