Immunology

Longevity Drug Interactions

Longevity Drug Interactions

I take about a dozen different pills for longevity. There is some evidence behind each of them, but what we really don’t know is how they interact.

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Hacking Mosquitos to Cure Dengue

Hacking Mosquitos to Cure Dengue

An Australian group led by Scott O’Neill at Monash University has infected mosquitoes with bacteria that prevent the dengue viruses from taking up residence in the mosquito.

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Molecules in the Blood that Signal Self-Destruction

Molecules in the Blood that Signal Self-Destruction

My theme the last few weeks has been the signals that trigger the body’s self-destruction with age. The easiest to target are molecules that circulate in the blood. Last week, I covered a few that decrease in blood concentration as we age, and that cripple our defenses. This week, I’ll talk about signals that increase as we age, and that activate self-destruction. There are two principal mecha...

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