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These scientists are working to extend the life span of pet dogs—and their owners

Anti-aging drugs are being trialled in companion dogs—but the goal is to find ways to have people, as well as beloved pets, live longer, healthier lives.

These scientists are working to extend the lifespan of pet dogs—and their owners | MIT Technology Review

David Baker lab spinout scores seed funding to build a biosensor from engineered protein

David Baker lab spinout scores seed funding to build a biosensor from engineered protein – Endpoints News (endpts.com)

Why thinking hard makes us feel tired

Difficult tasks can lead to build-up of a signalling molecule in the brain, triggering fatigue.

Why thinking hard makes us feel tired (nature.com)

Blood abnormalities found in people with Long Covid

Study implicates lack of key hormone, battle-weary immune cells, and reawakened viruses

Blood abnormalities found in people with Long Covid | Science | AAAS

De-extinction Company Aims to Resurrect the Tasmanian Tiger

The scientists who want to bring back mammoths now hope to revive the marsupial carnivore thylacine

De-extinction Company Aims to Resurrect the Tasmanian Tiger - Scientific American

Merck pays startup Orna $150M as ‘circular RNA’ attracts industry interest

Merck pays startup Orna $150M as ‘circular RNA’ attracts industry interest | BioPharma Dive

‘Treg’ cell therapy: bringing CAR-T to autoimmune disease

Several richly funded startups have emerged with plans to broaden the use of cell-based medicines beyond cancer.

‘Treg’ cell therapy: bringing CAR-T to autoimmune disease | BioPharma Dive

Bluebird gene therapy approved by FDA for rare blood disease

Zynteglo is cleared for transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia, but will come at a cost of $2.8 million per patient

Bluebird gene therapy approved by FDA for rare blood disease | BioPharma Dive

This Man Set the Record for Wearing a Brain-Computer Interface

Implanted devices let people control computers and prosthetic limbs with their minds. But nobody knows how long they’ll last—and when they’ll need upgrades.

This Man Set the Record for Wearing a Brain-Computer Interface | WIRED

Epigenetic ‘Clocks’ Predict Animals’ True Biological Age

A statistical analysis of chemical tags on DNA may help unify disparate theories of aging.

Epigenetic ‘Clocks’ Predict Animals’ True Biological Age | Quanta Magazine

Alzheimer Disease Prevention Trial Finds No Clinical Benefit From Drug Targeting Amyloid; Highlights Need to Consider Other Approaches

Much Anticipated Alzheimer Disease Prevention Trial Finds No Clinical Benefit From Drug Targeting Amyloid; Highlights Need to Consider Other Approaches | Dementia and Cognitive Impairment | JAMA | JAMA Network

Revolutionary Crispr gene editing speeds from lab to treatment room

The first drug to make use of technology discovered only a decade ago will be with regulators by the end of the year

Revolutionary Crispr gene editing speeds from lab to treatment room | Financial Times (ft.com)

Cellular senescence and senolytics: the path to the clinic

Cellular senescence and senolytics: the path to the clinic | Nature Medicine

Which COVID boosters to take and when: a guide for the perplexed

A diverse menu of vaccine options leaves people searching for the best route to protection.

Which COVID boosters to take and when: a guide for the perplexed (nature.com)