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Feb 20, 2017

CellAge Campaign: iPhone Reward Raffle Draw

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, finance, genetics, life extension

Mantas from CellAge picks a winner for the iPhone Raffle Reward! ►Campaign Link: https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/cellage-targeting-senescen…c-biology/ ►Subscribe:
►Reddit AMA: https://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/5hfmsl/cellage_…ells_with/


Our society has never aged more rapidly – one of the most visible symptoms of the changing demographics is the exponential increase in the incidence of age-related diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and osteoarthritis. Not only does aging have a negative effect on the quality of life among the elderly but it also causes a significant financial strain on both private and public sectors. As the proportion of older people is increasing so is health care spending. According to a WHO analysis, the annual number of new cancer cases is projected to rise to 17 million by 2020, and reach 27 million by 2030. Similar trends are clearly visible in other age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Few effective treatments addressing these challenges are currently available and most of them focus on a single disease rather than adopting a more holistic approach to aging.

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Feb 19, 2017

Senescent cells are the ultimate bad neighbors, help CellAge to find ways to remove them

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Check out their campaign on Lifespan.io only 5 days left!
https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/cellage-targeting-senescen…c-biology/

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Feb 19, 2017

How Would Immortality Change the Way We Live?

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

The Atlantic created this 5-minute video featuring #transhumanism and life extension work.


Some people are taking steps now to prepare for a life without death.

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Feb 18, 2017

George Church indicates reversal of aging will be a reality within ten years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Church mentioned human trials in 2 years a few months ago. this is the first I have seen him say that in 10 years the reversal of aging will be a reality. That’ll make me 55. Hurry.


While discussing creating a hybrid elephant — wooly mammoth using CRISPR genome editing, Harvard’s George Church predicted that reversal of aging will be a reality within ten years.

Nextbigfuture suspects that this could mean clearly reversing aging in mice cells as a proof in principle in ten years. But evidence suggests Church does mean full and significant aging reversal in humans within ten years. In March of 2016 Church said, aging should be thought of as a program that might be reversed, noting, “If we could take one of my skin cells and turn it into an embryo-like cell and turn it back into a skin cell it has reset almost all of the developmental indications of age. We have 65 gene therapies that are being test in mice and larger animals. If they go well we will go straight into human trials. That could be as little as two years…

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Feb 18, 2017

Artificial Vision, Artificial Retina, Optogenetics, José Alain Sahel MD, CMU RI Seminar

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, bionic, biotech/medical, computing, life extension, neuroscience, robotics/AI

For those interested in life extension and bionic / cyborg type enhancements, this CMU Robotics Institute Seminar gives an overview of the background and current developments in artificial vision. José Alain Sahel MD is a world leading ophthalmologist with a lengthy bio and numerous honors and appointments.

In the future, if you’re going blind, these sight restoration technologies may be used to remediate your vision loss.

Three major ideas are covered. 1) Implanting arrays of tiny 3-color LEDs under a failed retina to stimulate still-okay cells, and 2) using gene therapy to express a novel photoreceptor, borrowed from algae, to restore a form of sight to failed cells. These can be done together. Lots of studies in mice, primates, and humans. Some coverage is also given to 3) directly implanting electronics in the brain to send complete images to vision centers, but this is still at an early stage.

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Feb 18, 2017

Aging puts senescent cells in the driving seat. You can help us put the brakes on aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Check out the CellAge campaign at Lifespan.io
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Feb 18, 2017

Zoltan Istvan, Nick Bostrom, and the Anti-Aging Quest

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

Super good philosophical weekend read by Olga Khazan at The Atlantic on life extension and #transhumanism. Watch the video in the article too which features Eric Matzner and some of my work!


Radical longevity may change the way we live—and not necessarily for the better.

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Feb 17, 2017

Inside the Tech Industry’s Obsession With Immortality

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

A new in-depth read on #transhumanism and life extension by one of the leading and oldest progressive magazines in America:


Only Human Meet the hackers trying to solve the problem of death.

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Feb 16, 2017

Company Claims Brain Transplants Could Bring Back the Dead by 2045

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, life extension, military, nanotechnology, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

Not too shock by this given other transplant patient’s stories of memories, etc.


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There are a lot of outrageous claims being made within the halls of neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Whether exaggerations, wishful thinking, the dreams of the egocentric and megalomaniacal to be immortal, or just drumming up funding for a never-ending round of “scientific investigation,” the year 2045 seems to always be cited as a target date.

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Feb 16, 2017

Aubrey de Grey — A Post-Aging Planet

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A great Q&A, especially with the deathists that crop up.


Website ► http://sens.org
YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/user/SENSFVideo
Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/sensf
Twitter ► https://twitter.com/senstweet

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