The Science of Healthy Aging
The science of aging has never been more
important. Currently, about 40 million Americans
are over 65, and by 2030 those numbers are
expected to grow to more than 72 million. As
the proportion of older people rises, so too does
the incidence of age-associated disease, with its
attendant personal, social and economic costs.
Discovery RoundupSalk scientists add new bond to protein engineering toolbox
Proteins are the workhorses of cells,
adopting conformations that allow them to set off chemical reactions, send signals and transport materials.
Unique epigenomic code identified during human brain development
In a recent study, a team led by Joseph R. Ecker and Terrence J. Sejnowski showed that the landscape of DNA methylation, a particular type of epigenomic modification, is highly dynamic in brain cells during the transition from birth to adulthood.
Discovery RoundupHigh-resolution mapping technique uncovers underlying circuit architecture of the brain
Using an innovative brain-tracing technique,
a team led by Edward Callaway and Gladstone Institute investigator Anatol Kreitzer has found a way to untangle these networks.
Potent mechanism helps viruses shut down body’s defense system against infection
In the immune system, TAM receptors
are used by cells such as macrophages and dendritic cells to clean up dead cells.
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