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Reversing ageing in blood stem cells

Epigenetic changes in ageing hematopoietic stem cells are linked to hematologic disorders, highlighting the importance of DNA methylation and histone modifications. December 2023 - Epigenomes   Key takeaways   Ageing in hematopoietic stem cells: The natural...

Epigenetic drift’s link to mammal lifespan

Epigenetic drift, characterised by the loss of epigenetic patterning, varies with the lifespan of different mammals. Shorter-lived species like rats and mice show a faster accumulation of epigenetic disorder compared to longer-lived species such as dogs and baboons....

The link between gut health and ageing acceleration

Gut bacteria may causally influence biological ageing by altering DNA methylation, with implications for microbiota-focused longevity therapies. November 2023 - Scientific Reports   Key takeaways   Gut microbiota's causal role: The diversity and presence of...

New DNA clock measures mammalian ageing

A universal DNA methylation-based clock accurately estimates age across different mammalian tissues, aiding ageing research and the pursuit of longevity interventions. August 2023 - Nature Aging   Key takeaways Refined accuracy of universal DNA methylation clock:...

Senescence markers reduced in skin

A senotherapeutic peptide significantly reduces biological age and cellular senescence in human skin, indicating a potential breakthrough in anti-ageing treatments. May 2023 - npj Aging   Key takeaways   Rejuvenation of aged skin: The peptide treatment...

Epigenetics and ageing: a chemical rejuvenation approach

Researchers have identified that a loss of epigenetic information is a hallmark of eukaryotic ageing, which can be reversed. Previously, the induction of Yamanaka factors in mammals was shown to restore youthful DNA methylation patterns and tissue function. In this...

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