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  • Writer's pictureCaleigh Popp

May 2023 Industry News

How a Tiny Worm is Unlocking the Secrets of Healthy Aging and Longevity 

Aging seems inevitable, but have you ever wondered what makes some people age faster than others or why we age at all? Scientists are deeply interested in aging because it is a significant risk factor in many diseases that impact people, such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. If we better understood the biology of aging, maybe we could reduce the prevalence of these age-related disorders. Here we will explore what C. elegans has already taught us about aging and how we can apply these findings to humans. Read More


How the Mediterranean diet might promote healthy aging

Have you ever heard the saying "You are what you eat"?  Well, according to a recent study, if you eat a lot of mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), you might just live forever! Okay, maybe not forever, but MUFAs have been linked to longevity in several species. For example, the Mediterranean diet is rich in MUFAs and correlates with increased human lifespan. The study found that MUFAs upregulate the number of lipid droplets in fat storage tissues, which is necessary for MUFA-induced longevity and predicts the remaining lifespan. So, if you want to live a long and healthy life, load up on those MUFAs!  Read More


Check out some of the most popular trends discussed at Vitafoods Europe

Vitafoods Europe 2023, the leading industry event for the nutraceutical and functional food community, was held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 9-11, 2023. The event brought together over 15,000 industry professionals from around the world to network, learn about the latest trends, and do business. The event featured a wide range of educational sessions, including keynote presentations, panel discussions, and workshops. Topics covered included product development, marketing, regulatory compliance, and sustainability. Read More


Developing High-Throughput in vivo Assays for Accelerating Biotic Discovery for Healthy Aging and Weight-Management 

Kylie Harman, one of NemaLife's top Research Specialists, will be presenting a poster presentation at Probiota Americas to showcase NemaLife's innovative high-throughput assays for discovering microbiome-based solutions that promote healthy aging and weight management. By using their organism-on-chip platform with C. elegans, NemaLife identifies microbial strains that significantly extend lifespan and reduce fat accumulation in vivo. 


Worms and Leaky Gut: A High Throughput Approach to Discover New Biotics for Gut Health 

M. Adnan Qureshi, Ph.D., is our Discovery Team Lead at NemaLife. At the upcoming Probiota Americas conference, he will present a poster showcasing a breakthrough study featuring how NemaLife's high-throughput screening platform using microscopic worms can model leaky gut syndrome and identify novel pre/pro/postbiotics to improve gut barrier function and promote human health.


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