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Board Member in the News:  Richard G.A. Faragher featured in SingularityHub on rejuvenation of senescent cells with resveralogues

May 16
2018

Board Member in the News: Richard G.A. Faragher featured in SingularityHub on rejuvenation of senescent cells with resveralogues View MoreBACK

On May 3, 2018, SingularityHub featured research by AFAR Board Member Richard G.A. Faragher, Ph.D.

In “Is the Secret to Significantly Longer Life Hidden in Our Cells?,” Dr. Faragher’s research on resveralogues and senescent cells is highlighted. The article notes: “What Faragher and his colleagues demonstrated in a paper published in BMC Cell Biology last year was that resveralogues, chemicals based on resveratrol, were able to reactivate a protein called a splicing factor that is involved in gene regulation. Within hours, the chemicals caused the cells to rejuvenate and start dividing like younger cells.”

Dr. Faragher is working on further testing of these findings on horses. “If treatments work in our old pony systems, then I am sure they could be translated into clinical trials in humans,” Faragher says. With funding, he hopes the studies could move into clinical trials in humans in five years.

Read the full article here


Richard G.A. Faragher, Ph.D. is Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton and is past Chair of both the British Society for Research on Ageing and the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology.





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