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The Abstract – February 2021
The Newsletter – January 2021
Elysium’s January newsletter includes our survey for the study of COVID-19, a study on the effectiveness of vitamin C as an adjunctive therapy, the autobiography of Nobel Laureate and Elysium Scientific Advisory Board member Martin Karplus, and more.
The Abstract – January 2021
In this month’s Abstract, we look to different corners of science for some good news: we cover a potential newfound benefit of the “bodybuilding” supplement AKG, a promising treatment for the devastating genetic disorder progeria, and meet a group of Bay Area friends who devised a pandemic risk calculator to help users spend less time assessing safety and more time living their lives.
Like most companies, Elysium transitioned to remote work in early March in response to COVID-19, a first for our company. Still, we’re thankful to recall 2020 as a year with a number of meaningful accomplishments, including the launch of Matter, our breakthrough brain health product developed with Oxford, an important partnership with Yale to license DNA methylation biomarkers, and progress on 16 preclinical and human clinical studies.
The Abstract – December 2020
As we near the end of a challenging year, science continues to provide hope with progress on many fronts. In this month’s Abstract, scientists alter gene expression to restore lost vision in mice, Scientific American recaps the most exciting emerging technologies, researchers uncover the link between music, math, and reading, and more.
The Abstract – November 2020
The more we learn about the brain, the more we understand the complexity of its relationship to all aspects of our human experience. In this month’s newsletter: the science of how touch (and oxytocin) helps integrate all of our senses, a new study on PTSD and the aging brain, an updated view of the cerebellum’s role in biology, and more.
The Abstract – October 2020
With so much change and uncertainty in the world, we’re thinking about how our perspective changes — and why. In this month’s Abstract, groundbreaking discoveries are awarded the Nobel Prize, the neuroscience behind our subjective experience of time, and how the skin microbiome is upending beliefs about cleanliness.
The Newsletter – September 2020
The Matter launch was our big news of the summer, but there’s a lot more happening with our products and partnerships behind the scenes. In this month’s newsletter, news about Elysium in Forbes and AGEIST, the best way to improve your sleep fitness overnight, and a “microbial Noah’s ark.”
The Human Brain, Explained
Spending the night in? Watch one of these science documentaries about memories, dreams, creativity, music, and more.
The Abstract – September 2020
In this month’s Abstract: a revolutionary approach to omega-3 supplements, how reading fiction boosts empathy, the most googled neuroscience questions, and more.
The Newsletter – August 2020
In this month’s newsletter, we’re fine-tuning the brain and the body, with a cutting-edge and edible beauty routine, a brand new podcast about living our best lives, a very brainy talk by one of our scientists, and an exclusive workout that challenges your brain and your body.
Your source for information about NAD+, sirtuins, and other important topics in science.
Your Complete Guide to Omega-3s
You’ve probably heard that omega-3s are important for your health, but do you know why? Discover how they’re different from other fats, and how to make sure you're getting the right amount.
Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Homocysteine Levels
This important amino acid has been attracting attention in the science community for its role in overall health.
What is NAD+ and Why Is it Important?
NAD+ is essential to the creation of energy in the body and the regulation of pivotal cellular processes. Here’s why it’s so important, how it was discovered, and how you can get more of it.
How the Body Makes and Maintains NAD+
Your body acts like an efficient factory to keep the coenzyme NAD+ active throughout your life. Here’s how it works and how you can help the body make more NAD+.
What is Pterostilbene?
This potent polyphenol is promising in scientific research because of its molecular structure and bioavailability. But it might be able to do more than we even know.
8 Reasons Why NAD+ Should Be On Your Radar
If you zoom in on your body’s most fundamental activity, you’d see cells and molecules hard at work. You might be surprised to learn that some of the most vital players at work are ones you’ve never heard of.
NMN and NR: How These NAD+ Precursors Measure Up
NR is a highly efficient precursor to NAD+, but its cousin molecule NMN is raising eyebrows as the new kid on the block.
What’s the Difference Between NAD+ and NADH?
These two forms of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide are not exactly the same thing, but they’re chemically similar. It’s complicated. We'll explain.
5 NAD+ Precursors You Need to Know
These molecules become NAD+ over a series of chemical transformations. Here’s what you need to know about each one.