In this episode, Yuri discusses new scientific breakthroughs in Aging. Can Stem cells and Yamanaka factors be the key to stopping aging? Can we use Crisper technology to reverse the age of the cell and much more!
- “Shinya Yamanaka has shown that an adult cell can be ‘reprogrammed’ back to embryonic state by OSKM transcription factors. Later research has shown that cells also undergo considerable rejuvenation in the process of reprogramming.”
- “It is the first-line drug of choice for prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The effect of metformin on aging has been extensively studied, and has been associated with longevity in many rodent models. Metformin also extends the lifespan of nematodes, suggesting an evolutionarily conserved mechanism”
- The epigenetic clock relies on the body’s epigenome, which comprises chemical modifications, such as methyl groups, that tag DNA. The pattern of these tags changes during the course of life, and tracks a person’s biological age, which can lag behind or exceed chronological age
Yuri Deigin, MBA
Yuri is a serial entrepreneur, an expert in drug development and venture investments in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Yuri brings almost a decade of drug discovery and development experience from his previous role in a biotech startup where he oversaw research and development of original medicines aimed at treating diseases like Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis. Yuri has a track record of not only raising over $20 million for his previous ventures but also initiating and overseeing 4 clinical trials and several pre-clinical studies, including studies in transgenic mice. He also has experience in pharmaceutical product launch, promotion, manufacturing and supply chain management.
Since 2013 Yuri also serves as a vice-president of the non-profit Foundation “Science for Life Extension” whose goal is the popularization of the fight against age-related diseases. To further this cause, Yuri frequently blogs, speaks, writes op-ed pieces, and participates in various TV and radio shows.
Yuri holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.