Summary: Macromolecular damage contributes to the chronic diseases of aging by causing DNA damage, inflammaging, stem cell decline, increased cellular stress and cell death. Hopefully, geroscientists may have found a way to repair the damage using compounds like rapamycin that induce autophagy. [This is part 1 of a two-part series. Stay tuned for part 2 on autophagy and rapamycin.] This article… Continue reading "Macromolecular Damage Ages Us Prematurely (part 1 of Autophagy Series)"