A group of Japanese scientists have turned skin cells from monkeys into iPS cells and converted them again into cardiomyocytes - using these cells to repair the hearts of the monkeys from the damage caused by a heart attack
This year's Nobel Prizes in Physiology and Medicine and Chemistry go to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his work on autophagy and Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines". How do they relate to longevity research?
Certain cancer cells may use amyloid bodies, characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, to store proteins while they lie dormant. Breaking these down could reactivate dormant cells and enable better treatment