Entries by sjungers

Cure Duchenne Scientist of the Month – Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D.

Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and director of Stanford’s Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging, has focused his entire career researching muscular dystrophy. The main areas of interest of the Rando Laboratory are muscle stem cell biology, muscle stem cell aging, muscular dystrophies, tissue engineering […]

Firefly protein lights up degenerating muscles, aiding muscular-dystrophy research, scientists show

BY BRUCE GOLDMAN Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have created a mouse model of muscular dystrophy in which degenerating muscle tissue gives off visible light. The observed luminescence occurs only in damaged muscle tissue and in direct proportion to cumulative damage sustained in that tissue, permitting precise monitoring of the disease’s progress in the mice, […]

Rando Videocast: Is aging reversible? : resetting the clock

NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series: The Annual Florence Mahoney Lecture Aging is a process that is generally viewed as unidirectional, relentless, and inevitable. However, in addition to the existence of non-aging species, or at least species with negligible senescence, data from a wide range of living organisms suggests that environmental influences can markedly slow […]

Rando Video – Aspen Ideas Festival: ‘Can We Reverse Aging? Science and Mythology Behind Growing Old’

No one likes to develop arthritis and more wrinkles. However, it’s a fact of life that we all grow old, and always will…Or is it? Cutting-edge studies indicating that old cells and tissues can be “rejuvenated” prompt us to question the timeless theory that aging is unavoidable. Dr. Rando was an invited speaker at the […]