One of the first studies to explore the effects of calorie restriction on humans showed that cutting caloric intake by 15% for 2 years slowed aging and metabolism and protected against age-related disease. The study, which will appear March 22 in the journal Cell Metabolism, found that calorie restriction decreased systemic oxidative stress, which has been tied to age-related neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, as well as cancer, diabetes, and others.
UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. ("UNITY"), a privately held biotechnology company developing therapeutics to slow, halt or reverse diseases of aging, announced the closing of a $55 million Series C financing.
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