Welcome to the Rando Laboratory
Funding for the research comes from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research , the NIH (NIA, NIAMS, and NINDS), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Federation for Aging Research and the Duchenne Parent Project (Netherlands).
City Visions: Are we close to a cure for aging?
What if we could end aging and prevent age-related diseases? How close are we to achieving a significant extension in human life and improvement in health? What are the consequences of an older but healthier population? And, even if we can increase life-expectancy, does that mean we should? Joseph Pace and guests explore recent advances in aging and longevity research.
Protein primes mouse stem cells to quickly repair injury
Pretreatment with a stem-cell-activating protein significantly enhances healing in mice, Stanford researchers say. The approach could eventually help people going into surgery or combat heal better from injuries they sustain.
Like drag car racers revving their engines at the starting line, stem cells respond more quickly to injury when they’ve been previously primed with one dose of a single protein, according to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Podcast: The Science of Extending Life
Is it real or science fiction to dream of being able to treat… getting old? In this episode, we discuss with Dr. Thomas Rando from Stanford (who directs the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging), Kristen Fortney, CEO of BioAge, and a16z’s general partner Vijay Pande where we are in the field of “geroscience” — the idea of studying aging itself, and aging as the root risk for all aging related disease. Far from science fiction, recent discoveries have given us a whole crop of promising breakthroughs to treat aging, such as parabiosis (young blood infused into old blood), senolytics, and rapamycin, and more.
Silicon Valley’s Quest To Live Forever
Can billions of dollars’ worth of high-tech research succeed in making death optional? One approach to defeating aging suggests replacing body parts as they fail. Another aims at finding a master key to youth.