Recommend reads including anti-aging
Peter Diamandis, chairman of the X Prize Foundation, which organizes high-profile technical competitions, confirmed in a text message that he explored whether Hevolution might become a sponsor of a planned $100 million age-reversal prize, which is expected to feature scientific teams competing to rejuvenate animals. Those discussions have not moved forward. Another person familiar with the X Prize said it had secured other sources of funding.
iPS cell art. Artist Anna Dumitriu has exhibits ongoing in Germany. Her art embodies science and the work includes the image below of a representation of OCT4 and its role in reprogramming to make iPS cells. Very cool. She’s Artist in Residence at the Institute for Epigenetics and Stem Cells.
Mending the gaps: ethically sensitive cells and the evolution of European stem cell policy, Regenerative Medicine.
That quick morning coffee might lead to enduring brain changes, Nature. Here’s the original research article in JCI: Caffeine intake exerts dual genome-wide effects on hippocampal metabolism and learning-dependent transcription. Could coffee have anti-aging effects in the long run?