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Harvard study finds cells recall their early development

When cells grow up, they remember their childhoods. A new study has found that adult cells keep a record of which genes were activated during their early development. Even more surprisingly, the memory is retrievable: Under certain lab conditions, cells can play the story of their development in reverse, switching on genes that were active… Read More »

Red Wine Compound Piceatannol Helps Prevent Growth Of Fat Cells

A compound found in red wine called piceatannol prevents the ability of immature fat cell to develop and grow.[1] The compound, similar to the structure of resveratrol, has the ability to inhibit cellular processes which enable the development of fat cells, creating a potential way of controlling obesity. Piceatannol food sources include red wine, grapes… Read More »

‘The results were impressive’: Drug to fight aging purges the body of damaged ‘zombie cells’

A drug to fight aging may finally be on the horizon after the first trials in humans showed “impressive” results. For many years, scientists have known that an accumulation of senescent cells in the body is linked to aging symptoms such as frailty and arthritis, as well as diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Senescent… Read More »