The Stanford research suggests that any conclusions about stem cell function based on studies of stem cells in lab dishes may now need to be reconsidered in light of the fact that the cells’ biology changes during isolation. Full article
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In a small safety trial based on preclinical work by a Stanford researcher, participants receiving blood plasma infusions from young donors showed some evidence of improvement. Full article
The first controlled, but controversial and small, clinical trial of giving young blood to people with dementia has reported that the procedure appears safe. It has also hinted that it may even produce modest improvements in the daily lives of people who have Alzheimer’s disease. Full article
The oldest person that we know of lived to be 122 years old. Is that the limit? Is aging a disease that can be conquered and reversed? Scientists think it may be possible – and sooner than we think. At a gathering at The New Yorker’s TechFest in early October, Bill Maris, a venture capitalist […]
PROFESSORDepartment of Neurology and Neurological Sciences Stanford University School of Medicine DIRECTORThe Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging Stanford University School of Medicine DIRECTORRR&D Center of Excellence / REAP VA Palo Alto Health Care System CHIEF Neurology Service VA Palo Alto Health Care System DEPUTY DIRECTORStanford Center on Longevity (SCL) Stanford University