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How the world got lost on
the road to an anti-aging pill
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July 27, 2016: by Bill Sardi
With evidence that bacteria and viruses may be causing Alzheimer’s disease, [Science Alert March 2016] the obvious use of antibiotics is now posed as an antidote. [Daily Mail UK July 27, 2016; Scientific Reports July 21, 2016] Other studies also provide confirmation for the use of antibiotics for brain health. [Neurobiology Learning Memory May 2015]
July 14, 2016: by Bill Sardi
July 7, 2016: by Bill Sardi
A major review of the scientific evidence surrounding the miracle molecule resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trol) begs for more studies that already exist, ignores important qualities of this molecule such as “preconditioning” that protects the brain and heart from damage should a stroke or heart attack occur, suggests humanity wait at least another decade before making a decision as to its contribution to health promotion and longevity, and ignores science surrounding the best-tested resveratrol product on the market today (Longevinex®). [Nutrients June 2016]
And that is the kindest of comments that can be made for this recently published report that creates more confusion than it does clarification.
June 8, 2016: by Bill Sardi
While the masses wait for a sign from heaven they should take resveratrol pills it is becoming increasingly clear resveratrol is the human body’s middle-age reset switch.
May 25, 2016: by Bill Sardi
Yes, a bona fide anti-aging pill made the front-page of the New York Times recently. And this time it wasn’t resveratrol.
Researcher Matt Kaeberlein at the University of Washington was shown in a photograph throwing a toy to one of his study subjects – his dog. And that article in the NY Times got trumped by the many, many comments from readers that revealed just how well the public warms up to the idea of an anti-aging pill (not very). In fact, a follow-up story entitled “Many Readers Say No To Idea of Life-Extending Drug, But Yes For Their Pets,” was more revealing.
May 21, 2016: by Bill Sardi
Is there a phenomenon in biology that can bring back people from the dead? Well, yes, since a person may stop breathing and their heart may stop pumping, but brain or heart muscle damage may not be experienced until later when oxygen supply is restored and toxic oxygen free radicals generated. In medicine this is called reperfusion injury.
In the interim when a subject may appear to be dead, when tissues are totally or partially deprived of oxygen (anoxia or hypoxia), pre-event activation of powerful internal antioxidants may avert heart and brain damage and the patient is revived.
May 17, 2016: by admin
Most of the people on planet earth live on less than $4 a day. Many are illiterate. In their struggle to survive, they cannot even fathom what is going on in the elitist genetic laboratories around the world where the quest to develop a genetically perfect human is now on the drawing board.
Yes, a synthetic human if you will. Geneticists have already read the human genome but now they want to re-write it. That is, synthetic genetic information, the entire library of genes called the human genome, would be implanted inside a living cell in the first step toward creating a human being without a biological father or mother.
May 9, 2016: by Bill Sardi
Researchers now turn toward resveratrol to activate a direct cancer cell-killing effect via activation of natural killer cells in a new era of immune-cell cancer therapy.
Natural killer cells are a class of white blood cells that comprise a small fraction of all the white blood cells in the blood circulation but can have profound anti-tumor effect.
Natural killer cells can target cancer cells without prior “priming” as other white blood cells are required to do. Natural killer cells can recognize and eliminate tumor and virus-infected cells, some parasites and certain types of bacteria by release of toxic substances such as interferon. [International Journal Molecular Sciences 2016]
April 26, 2016: by Bill Sardi
April 24, 2016: by Bill Sardi
It has been recognized for over a decade that red wine molecules known as polyphenols favorably alter the makeup of gut bacteria to reduce risk for colon cancer and inhibit growth of implanted tumor cells. [Mutation Research 2005] But until a recently reported study strikingly demonstrated how resveratrol inhibits accumulation of fatty plaques in the walls of arteries via its ability to alter the composition of bacteria in the intestines, this indirect mechanism has been largely overlooked. [MBio April 5, 2016]
The ability of red wine molecules to foster the growth of healthy bacteria in the intestines, namely Bifidus, is now well established. [Redox Biology 2014; Food & Function 2016; Journal Clinical Gastroenterology 2012]