Monthly Archives: October 2014

[GRG] Tau, not amyloid-beta, triggers neuronal death

http://ift.tt/1qTxMn2 Contact: Karen Teber km463@georgetown.edu Georgetown University Medical Center @Gumedcenter Tau, not amyloid-beta, triggers neuronal death process in Alzheimer’s WASHINGTON — New research points to tau, not amyloid-beta (Abeta) plaque, as the seminal event that spurs neuron death in disorders … Continue reading

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[GRG] Vision Genomics, LLC- Press Release

Dear Fellow Scientists and Friends, We are happy to announce the launch of our new company dedicated to drug discovery for aging and age-related diseases, Vision Genomics, LLC and share with you it’s press release. Our initial focus is on … Continue reading

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[GRG] High-intensity sound waves may aid regenerative medicine

High-intensity sound waves may aid regenerative medicine Date: October 30, 2014 Source: Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Summary: Researchers have developed a way to use sound to create cellular scaffolding for tissue engineering, a unique approach that could help overcome … Continue reading

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[GRG] gene needed for de-differentiating back to a stem cell identified

a gene that determines whether a specialized cell conserves the capacity to become a stem cell again Specification of Differentiated Adult Progenitors via Inhibition of Endocycle Entry in the Drosophila Trachea DOI: http://ift.tt/1wFIznZ Highlights •Fzr regulates cell-cycle mode and progenitor … Continue reading

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[GRG] Oldest man in the world…

This article claims that a Mayan man from Guatemala is the oldest man in the world at 117 years old.  Likely an unsubstantiated claim, but I send it along for the sleuths among us.  If you can’t read Spanish, Google … Continue reading

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[GRG] RE : Re: Calico Contradicts SENS

” not long before she was tapped for Calico, and she told me of a plan to translate basic genomic findings into mice in preparation for translation into humans” Hearing that she had such a plan, hopefully she is trying it … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] Calico Contradicts SENS

Hi, Natalie,   Thanks very much for your comments, most of which are news to me.  I must tell you that I visited Cynthia in her office not long before she was tapped for Calico, and she told me of a plan … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] Calico Contradicts SENS

Greg, Please don’t misinterpret the following as an assault on Dr. Kenyon, who’s contributions to basic science I respect and admire. But she has been around longer than SENS and her early success in worms* 21 years ago did not … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] Request from GRG Co-Administrator

Johnny: EXCELLENT  !!!  IF you (we) can accomplish this, it  coiuld lead to a large increase in the value & contributions of our GRG list activities. However, it will take discipline & also understanding of “how you get things done”. … Continue reading

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Re: [GRG] Calico Contradicts SENS

 Walt,   I erred in omitting David Sinclair.  He, Kenyon, and Church are the top three in my estimation.  Craig Venter is probably number 4.   Greg On Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:21 AM, Gregory M Fahy wrote:  Walt,   … Continue reading

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