Rapamycin slows aging, Scientists grow sperm in lab, Nitrates in food cause of disease

Rapamycin Could be Anti-Aging Treatment

Researchers have found that rapamycin, a compound that has antifungal and antibiotic properties, found in the soil at Easter Island, extended the lifespan of mice who were fed the potential anti-aging chemical. Rapamycin could become a genuine anti-aging treatment that could promote quality of life with aging. Read more

Stem Cell Sperm May Target Infertility

Scientists have a found a way to make human sperm from embryonic stem cells. The discovery will lead to a better understanding of infertility in men.

Researchers at Newcastle University and the NorthEast England Stem Cell Institute(NESCI) developed the technique that allows manufacture of human sperm in the laboratory. Professor Karim Nayernia led the study. He says the findings could lead to new ways to allow infertile couples to have children that are genetically their own. Read More

Diabetes and other disease linked to nitrates in environment

A study from researchers at Rhode Island Hospital shows a distinct link between deaths from type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease and the environment. The study shows that eating processed foods with nitrates, as well as exposure to environmental sources of nitrate compounds, such as fertilizer, plays a crucial role in the development of diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Read More