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Shin-Ichiro Imai

Anti-aging compound that improves metabolic health in mice improves muscle glucose metabolism in people

Posted on April 22, 2021

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Extracellular Vesicle-Contained eNAMPT Delays Aging and Extends Lifespan in Mice

Posted on August 8, 2019

Mitsukuni Yoshida, Akiko Satoh, Jonathan B. Lin, Kathryn F. Mills, Yo Sasaki, Nicholas Rensing, Michael Wong, Rajendra S. Apte, Shin-ichiro Imai. Cell Metabolism, Volume 30, Issue 2, 6 August 2019, Pages 329-342.e5 Read More

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Scientists gave old mice blood of the young and it made them live longer and look younger

Posted on June 13, 2019

From Newsweek Tech & Science… Scientists who dosed old mice with an enzyme from the blood of young mice say it extended their lives by 16 percent, as well as making them look younger. Treating the older mice with an enzyme from the blood of younger mice appeared to slow processes linked to aging, according to the authors of the study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. The study looked at a molecule called Nicotinamide … Read More Read More

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Imai awarded $1.6M from NIH’s National Institute on Aging

Posted on June 4, 2019

From the WashU Newsroom… Shin-ichiro Imai, MD, PhD, professor of developmental biology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his project titled “eNAMPT-mediated adipo-hypothalamic communication for NAD+ production and aging.”   Read More

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Scientists identify new fuel-delivery route for cells

Posted on January 7, 2019

Findings shed light on chronic diseases, aging Read More

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