Fighting zombie cells for a better and longer life

Fighting zombie cells for a better and longer life

May 15, 2019

In our "How does aging work" posts (part 1 and part 2), we discussed that, despite its obvious complexity and individual variations, aging has some common hallmarks, which includes:DNA alterationsTelomere attritionCellular senescenceMitochondrial degeneration.Recently, another aspect of aging has also been uncovered: aging can be contagious between cells. We talked... more about "Fighting zombie cells for a better and longer life"

Clean beauty is more than skin deep

Clean beauty is more than skin deep

May 08, 2019

The cosmetic industry is keen on picking up societal trends, so it is no coincidence that the popularity of "clean" beauty has paralleled that of the health movement, opening the floodgates on greenwashed products... You know how it goes: pretty white packaging featuring images of plants and buzzwords, like "pure" and "natural". "Clean" does not have pure... more about "Clean beauty is more than skin deep"

How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 2)

How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 2)

Apr 16, 2019

Last time we talked about the two biggest and most obvious culprits against skin health and came to two very familiar conclusions: wear sunscreen and don't smoke. This post will discuss some more subtle offenders to skin health and how small changes in your lifestyle can make a world of difference for your skin's health and appearance. Diet and Exercise As the saying... more about "How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 2)"

How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 1)

How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 1)

Mar 26, 2019

Overview of Lifestyle Habits on Aging Role of skin on your health The effects of sun exposure and smoking on skin health Why your skin wants you to eat well and exercise The roles that sleep and stress play in skin health As your number one defense mechanism against harmful environmental factors, your skin works... more about "How Lifestyle Can Affect Skin Health (Part 1)"

How does aging work? (Part 2)

How does aging work? (Part 2)

Mar 05, 2019

Last time, we discussed what aging is and how DNA alterations that occur during cellular replication plays into aging. To catch everyone up, each cell contains a copy of DNA and so each time new cells are created by a round of replication, the DNA from the original cell must be copied [1]. During this replication process, mistakes can be made, and if our DNA repair... more about "How does aging work? (Part 2)"

How does aging work?

How does aging work?

Feb 12, 2019

Overview of Aging  What is aging and can we reverse it? What causes aging? What roles do stem cells play in aging? We can hate it or embrace it, but we all know the hallmark signs: wrinkles, physical weakness, slowed healing, and much more. Unfortunately, some of the most common and detrimental diseases also appear with... more about "How does aging work? "