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Mar 27, 2017

Immortal Stem Cells Let Scientists Create an Unlimited Supply of Artificial Blood

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Researchers have developed a line immortal stem cells that allow them to generate an unlimited supply of artificial red blood cells on demand.

If these artificial blood cells pass clinical trials, they’ll be far more efficient for medical use than current red blood cell products, which have to be generated from donor blood — and would be a huge deal for patients with rare blood types, who often struggle to find matching blood donors.

The idea isn’t for these immortal stem cells to replace blood donation altogether — when it comes to regular blood transfusions, donated blood still does the trick.

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Mar 27, 2017

An Amazing Therapy That Might Cure Age Related Blindness

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An exclusive interview with Ichor, the biotech company pioneering a SENS based repair therapy that could help cure age related blindness.


Check out our exclusive interview with Ichor the company taking the first SENS based therapy to the clinic. Should clinical trials be a success this will mark the arrival of a technology that addresses one of the aging processes.

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Mar 27, 2017

Rejuvenation would cause cultural stagnation

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Is the risk of cultural stagnation a valid objection to rejuvenation therapies? You guessed it—nope.


This objection can be discussed from both a moral and a practical point of view. This article discusses the matter from a moral standpoint, and concludes it is a morally unacceptable objection. (Bummer, now I’ve spoiled it all for you.)

However, even if the objection can be dismissed on moral grounds, one may still argue that, hey, it may be immoral to let old people die to avoid cultural and social stagnation, but it’s still necessary.

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Mar 27, 2017

Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever

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Newyorker article about aging research. At least they gave both the conservative and more progressive camps a mention though it appears the author sides with the healthspan crowd.


A large article in the newyorker about longevity research. The conservative and the more radical approaches are discussed including SENS.

Amusing to note that the mainstream are portrayed as healthspanners and dont think its possible to comprehensively fix aging. Looks like we have much work to do to change that view.

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Mar 26, 2017

The Singularity Will Come In 2029

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Google’s chief futurist says that humans could start living forever by 2029.

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Mar 26, 2017

The Young Scientist Who Wants Us To Live Forever

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Maria Konovalenko in the news talking about the science of life extension.


Maria Konovalenko is in the news today in this interesting article about life extension. Good to see the subject is getting more popular press than ever these days.

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Mar 26, 2017

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

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In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away.

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Mar 26, 2017

Keynote speaker Jim Mellon about “Investing in Longevity”

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Looking forward to Jim Mellon’s new book “Juvenescence- Investing in the Age of Longevity” announced at Master Investor Show in London yesterday…

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Mar 25, 2017

UNSW scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-ageing

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UNSW researchers have identified a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA – and it could mean big things for the future of anti-ageing drugs, childhood cancer survivors and even astronauts.

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Mar 24, 2017

Critical step in cellualr repair of damaged DNA identifi edwhich could be big for reversing aging and human trials will start within six months

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UNSW researchers have identified a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA – and it could mean big things for the future of anti-ageing drugs, childhood cancer survivors and even astronauts. It could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars.

Their experiments in mice suggest a treatment is possible for DNA damage from ageing and radiation. It is so promising it has attracted the attention of NASA, which believes the treatment can help its Mars mission.

While our cells have an innate capability to repair DNA damage − which happens every time we go out into the sun, for example – their ability to do this declines as we age.

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