Archive for the ‘aging’ Category

Longevity/Fasting/Stem Cells and Dr Valter Longo, the Guru of Longevity

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Professor Valter Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of ageing studies and related diseases. His discoveries include some of the major genetic pathways that regulate aging and life-threatening diseases and the identification of a genetic mutation that protects men from several common diseases.

He is a Professor of Gerontology and Biological Science and Director of the Longevity Institution at the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, one of the leading centers devoted to teaching and research on ageing. He is also director of the Oncology Laboratory and longevity at the Institute of Molecular Oncology IFOM in Milan.

Professor Longo received the Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA/NIH) in 2010 and in 2013 the Vincent Cristofalo ‘Rising Star’ Award for Research on Ageing, and the 2016 Glenn Award for research in the Biology of Aging.

In 2015, after a number of his papers were among the most widely cited in the biomedical field, Time magazine called him a ‘guru of longevity’.

Doctor Longo received a PhD from North Texas in 1992, and another one from UCLA in 1997 and completed post doctoral training in 2000. He has carried out research in the areas of fasting and longevity, cell biology and genetics, the regulation of aging and multiple  stress resistance systems in yeast and mammals, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.  He has over 70 peer reviewed articles, 4 books/chapters, multiple research grants, active grant reviewer, and student research advisor. He is author of the best seller The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight

More information is available at:                                                                              http://gero.usc.edu/cv2013/CV-LongoV2013.pdf

www.CreateCures.org

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Diagnosing Cancer up to 10 Years before Symptoms/Traditional Results.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Diagnosing Cancer Early. a goal of Emil K. Schandl,  M.S., Ph.D., M.D.(MA), FACB, (Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry),  SC(ASCP), (Specialist in Clinical Chemistry, American Society of Clinical Pathologists), CC(NRCC), (Clinical Chemist, National Registry in Clinical Chemistry), LNC, (Licensed Nutritional Consultant, State of Florida), CLD, (Clinical Laboratory Director, FL, NY, CA, all 50 states.) Dept. of Health and Human Services, past member of Sigma Xi Scientific Society of America,  Board Member of the Florida Section of American Association for Clinical Chemistry. He has been awarded the M.D. degree by the Faculty of Medical Studies, Medical Alternative Institute at the Open International University for Complementary Medicine, established by WHO. Dr. Schandl is a past recipient of a research grant from the American Cancer Society and the National Research Council of Canada for researching early events in DNA replication in cancer cells. He is a 5th degree USA GoJu karate Black Belt, and a multiple State of Florida senior swimming and karate champion.

Dr. Schandl graduated with the B.A. degree in Analytical Biology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, CA.  He earned the M.S. degree in the field of biochemistry and enzymology at California Sate University in San Diego, CA.  Later, he received his Ph. D. in Molecular Genetics, at the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, housing Nobel Laureates, at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.Currently he is the Laboratory Director for American Metabolic Laboratories, in Hollywood, FL and Metabolic Research, 501(c) (3) organization, and President of International Health Consultants.He is the designer of the Cancer Profile™© and Longevity Profile®©.

Dr. Schandl is a frequent speaker at the Cancer Control Society in California, where he received the Humanitarian Award, “Medical Pioneer in Alternative Laboratory Testing”, and also for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  He was inducted as an Ambassador to the Martial Arts, “Humanitarian Of The Year” by Action Martial Arts Magazine & Hall of Honor.  He is also a presenter for cancer groups nationwide.  His main passion is early cancer detection and metabolic therapy.  Dr. Schandl is internationally known, respected, and highly sought after for his expertise in cancer and its prevention, interpreting clinical laboratory results, metabolic disorders, clinical chemistry, biochemistry, and his metabolic nutritional knowledge. Dr. Schandl published numerous peer reviewed and other articles in the fields of cancer, multiple sclerosis, hyperactivity in children, fluoridation of water, enzymology, and DNA replication. He has been interviewed on numerous radio shows, television shows, in newspapers and magazines on a multitude of health topics. More information available at: https://www.americanmetaboliclaboratories.net/dr.-schandl.html

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Can Cannabinoids Remove Toxic Alzheimer’s Protein from Brain Cells?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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A new study published in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease concluded they have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alxheimer’s disease. Researchers say that although these exploratory studies were conducted in neurons grown in the lab, they may offer insight into the role of inflammation in alzheimer’s disease and provide clues for therapy.

Although it has been known that amyloid beta accumulates within the nerve cells of aging brains before Alzheimer disease symptoms and plaque that are hallmark of the disease it was unknown how the amyloid beta and the plaques it forms were involved in the disease process. Researchers found that high levels of amyloid beta were associated with cellular inflammation and higher rates of neuron death. In their research they demonstrated that exposing the cells to THC reduced amyloid beta protein levels and eliminated the inflammatory response from the nerve cells that were caused by the protein and allowed the nerve cells to survive.

Brain cells have switches known as receptors that can be activated by endocannabinoids that are mader by the body and used for intercellular signaling in the brain. The psychoactive effects of marijuana are caused by THC that is similar in activity to endocannabinoids that can activate the same receptors. Physical activity causes production of endocannabinoids and exercise has been shown in some studies to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s. Researchers reemphasized that the studies were lab studies that would need to be validated with clinical trials.

Are Antioxidants useful for Improving the Immune System of the Elderly?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

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Antioxidants and Immunity: A new study published in the journal Cell Reports concluded aging cripples the production of new immune cells and decreasing the immune systems response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infections. They also stated that antioxidants in the diet slow this damaging effect.

Researchers focused on the thymus that produces T lymphocytes that are critical immune cells that must  be continuously replenished in order for the body to respond to infections. Unfortunately this organ begins to atrophies rapidly in early adulthood  and looses its function. In order to understand the process of how antioxidants slows the process of thymus atrophy and T lymphocyte production they analyzed the activities of genes in two major thymus cell types–stomal cells and lymphoid cells—in mouse tissue and found that stomal cells were specifically deficient in an antioxidant enzyme called catalase, which results in elevated levels of the reactive oxygen by-product of metabolism and, subsequently accelerates metabolic damage.

To confirm  the central role of catalase, researchers increased the levels of this enzyme in genetically altered animal models, resulting in the preservation  of the size of the thymus for much longer. In addition, animals that were given two common dietary antioxidants including vitamin C were also protected from the effects of agin on the thymus. These results take together support the free radical theory of aging that proposes that reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen-peroxide, that is produced during normal metabolism, causes cellular damage that contributed to aging and age-related diseases.