AmyloSENS Therapies for Alzheimer’s: The Marathon and the Decathlon

The Phase III trials for AmyloSENS rejuvenation biotechnologies lecanemab/Leqembi® and donanemab showed that they are most effective when given to people with less of other kinds of cellular and molecular aging damage in their brains. New data illustrates that fact even more powerfully and gives us a foreshadowing of what’s possible if we make best use of these and forthcoming damage-repair longevity therapeutics.

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Do the Hallmarks of Aging Make SENS? (Part Two)

A supporter asks if the Hallmarks of Aging could effectively be substituted for the seven categories of cellular and molecular damage in the SENS platform. The answer is ‘no,’ because the Hallmarks include both too much and too little, and most importantly because the Hallmarks fail to serve as a roadmap toward the biomedical postponement of aging.

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Senolytics in Aging Muscle: Could the Cure Be Worse than the Disease?

Skeletal muscles are organized into long fibers, and when a fiber breaks the entire fiber is often lost. This made a supporter worry that senolytic therapies might break a muscle fiber and eliminate precious fibers in aging muscles. It appears that the injury at the heart of the questioner’s worry does not happen in practice.

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More Studies on Metformin and Survival

In this update, we review two recent papers that address the question of people with type 2 diabetes who take metformin living longer than people without the disease who don’t, but without the flaw in the 2014 study. We find that, as expected, metformin is a good diabetes drug but shows no sign of being a longevity therapeutic.

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Set My Heart Free: Two AmyloSENS Therapies Targeting Cardiac Amyloid in Clinical Trials

TTR cardiac amyloid contributes to heart failure and appears to limit the lives of the longest-lived humans. One AmyloSENS antibody shows high promise to remove this amyloid and restore function in the aging heart in an early-stage clinical trial. A second such antibody is coming close behind it, and a tiny number of people’s immune systems appear to generate such antibodies on their own.

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Kneecapped by Aging: New and Scrutinized Science Suggests Why the UNITY Osteoarthritis Trial Failed

UNITY Biotechnology was the first senolytic startup out of the gate, and the failure of its Phase II trial in osteoarthritis was a crushing disappointment. A careful look back at the underlying science and three new scientific papers give us a good idea why and suggest ways to move forward.

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A TAME Attempt to Slow Aging Part 5: Winning the Game with a Weak Hand

Metformin has been proposed as an “anti-aging drug,” and scientists are organizing TAME, a major clinical trial to test the idea. In the final installment of this 5-part series, we look at TAME itself: how it’s structured, how it’s justified, and how the results could impact the push for longevity therapeutics.

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