'Anti-Ageing: Health or Beauty?' A guest blog by Jorge Ivan Castillo Quan, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition.
Published: Jul 8, 2015 11:51:04 AM
Dr Marina Ezcurra and Dr Alex Benedetto were both selected to speak at the recent International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles (June 24th-28th). The two talks described new breakthroughs in understanding the mechanisms by which age-related pathologies originate in C. elegans, and generated considerable interest. Alex also described a new stress-resistance assay based on death fluorescence, recently discovered in the Gems lab. For details of the C. elegans International Meeting see http://www.genetics-gsa.org/celegans/2015/ More...
Published: Jul 7, 2015 11:01:37 AM
The 65th British Society for Research on Ageing Annual Meeting took place at the Institute of Healthy Ageing on July 1st-2nd 2015. Speakers at the conference included Claudio Franceschi (Bologna), Paul Shiels (Glasgow), Jesus Gil (Imperial), and Avan Aihie Sayer (Southampton). They also included several speakers from the IHA: Lazaros Foukas, who described how ageing can be slowed down in mice by reducing PI3 kinase signalling, Cathy Slack (whose talk was awarded the Korenchevsky Prize) spoke about how Ras signalling controls fruitfly ageing, and David Gems who gave a welcome address, including a discussion of “The ageing-disease false dichotomy”.
For further information about the meeting see http://www.bsra.org.uk/node/842 More...
Published: Jul 7, 2015 10:59:19 AM
dr daniel pearce
- Room 325 Darwin Building
- Gower Street
- WC1E 6BT
- Genetics, Evolution & Environment
- Div of Biosciences
Stem cells have been found in most tissues/organs. These stem cells produce replacements for lost and damaged cells, and it is not completely understood how this regenerative capacity becomes diminished during ageing. One hypothesis is that stem cells are more likely to sacrifice themselves than risk potentially cancer-causing damage being passed onto progeny. This should reduce the incidence of cancer, but ultimately, may lead to a reduction in stem cells with age that contributes to the ageing process.
Research projects include;
- Analysis of the role of haematopoietic stem cell-specific anti-toxicity mechanisms during ageing
- Long-term tracking of the dynamics of age-based alterations in stem and progenitor cells
- Analysis of stem cell epigenetic alterations during ageing and how this alters gene expression
- Analysis of the effect of calorific restriction on murine haematopoietic stem ageing.
- Cell signalling
- The biology of ageing and the role of somatic stem cells in this process.
AZD1152 rapidly and negatively affects the growth and survival of human acute myeloid leukemia cells in vitro and in vivo.
Anti-CD38 antibody-mediated clearance of human repopulating cells masks the heterogeneity of leukemia-initiating cells.
Age dependent increase in SP distribution within Hematopoiesis: implications for our understanding of the mechanism of aging
The combined use of Hoechst efflux ability and aldehyde dehydrogenase activity to identify murine and human hematopoietic stem cells.
Age-dependent increase in side population distribution within hematopoiesis: implications for our understanding of the mechanism of aging.
Development of a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction method for monitoring CEBPA mutations in normal karyotype acute myeloid leukaemia.
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- ABC transporter
- Ageing of haematopoietic stem cells
- Asymmetric cell division
- Cancer progression
- DNA damage
- DNA repair
- Human cell culture
- Oxidative stress
- Stem cells
- prof dame linda partridge
- prof david gems
- mr wasim khan
- prof michael duchen
- prof david marsh
- dr babis rallis
- dr lazaros foukas
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