Senescent cells accumulate with age and are associated with numerous diseases. Dr. Amit Sharma’s team have identified senescence-specific cell surface biomarkers which will act as targets for developing Chimeric Antigen Receptor Natural Killer (CAR-NK) cells aiming to precisely and safely eliminate senescent cells in vivo.
What if therapeutics to slow down the aging process and prevent age-related disease already existed? The Scheibye-Knudsen Lab will use advanced machine learning to crunch the data from 1.04 billion prescriptions to understand the impact of drugs on human lifespan.
Mitophagy - the mechanism to recycle mitochondria - becomes dysregulated with age and is thought to be a driver of Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. The Fang lab aims to use a combination of artificial intelligence and a wet-lab validation platform to identify new mitophagy-activating drug candidates.
Turn Bio develops mRNA medicines that induce the body to heal itself by instructing specific cells to fight disease or repair damaged tissue. They are reprogramming the epigenome – a network of chemical compounds and proteins controlling cell functions to restore capabilities that are lost with age.
This clinical trial aims to investigate whether periods of time where the mechanistic target of Rapamycin (mTOR) pathway is activated via exercise, combined with alternate periods of time where mTOR is inhibited using Sirolimus (Rapamycin), will result in greater muscle performance in older adults compared with just exercise alone.