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Sep 23, 2017

Dr. Aubrey de Grey

Posted by in categories: biological, life extension, physics

“Aging is a consequence of physics, not biology.” Dr. Aubrey de Grey believes that the aging of any machine with moving parents is fundamentally the same, whether that machine is alive or not. He states that the SENS Foundation doesn’t work on longevity and immortality — it works on health. “The only way we are going to live substantially longer is by staying truly youthful for substantially longer.”

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Sep 22, 2017

The quest for eternal life is trending

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A long summary.


Could we live to 140? 1,000? Is there a limit? Scientific research into extending the human life span is being backed by Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook.

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Sep 21, 2017

German Party for Health Research: Together Against Age-related Diseases

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German Party for Health Research is calling for more funding for studies on aging and age-related diseases! Nice initiative! Good luck!


It seems the only reason why the situation with state funding for medical research has not improved over time in a given country is the lack of well-organized public initiatives to support the necessary changes.

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Sep 20, 2017

Are We Killing Ourselves With Antioxidants?

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Summary: The mitochondrial free radical theory of aging says that if we consume antioxidant supplements, we can repair the damage caused by free radicals. However, this recommendation is contradicted by a large body of evidence which shows that antioxidant supplements are often harmful. Researchers are discovering more effective ways to improve health by clearing our mitochondrial damage caused by free radicals.

Are you killing yourself in a bid to live a longer healthier life?

A growing body of evidence shows that if you take antioxidant supplements, and you are otherwise healthy, then you are wasting your money, and damaging your liver and nervous system.

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Sep 19, 2017

Thanks to Gene Thieves We Have ‘Alien DNA’ in Our Mitochondria

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

Most people don’t realize that all human beings have two sets of DNA in their bodies, the DNA inside our chromosomes, and a foreign DNA inside our mitochondria, that our ancestors stole from bacteria over a billion years ago.

Look into any of your cells, and you’ll see mysterious foreign DNA lurking inside your mitochondria, the tiny organelles that litter your cells. Recently, mitochondria have come under a growing scientific spotlight; scientists increasingly believe they play a central role in many, if not most, human illnesses. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, and when they falter, our cells lose power, just as a flashlight dims when its batteries weaken. Recently, researchers have linked mitochondria to an array of metabolic and age-related maladies, including autism, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cardiovascular disease.

While our mitochondria did not come from another planet, they might as well have. Peer through a microscope, and you’ll swear that tiny aliens have invaded your cells. You are partially correct. Mitochondria appear out of place compared to the other structures within the cell. Something ‘alien’ has invaded our cells, eons ago, but it came from primordial bacteria, a distinctly terrestrial source.

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Sep 18, 2017

The “Science Will Not Defeat Aging in my Lifetime so Why Bother?” Argument, and Why We Should be More Optimistic

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, science

For much of human history, living up to a ripe old age was seen as a gift from the gods, an aberration, or just the product of sheer luck. Given that up to the beginning of the twentieth century many of us succumbed to disease at an early age, being extremely fortunate to live anywhere past the age of forty, it should be no surprise that living a long life is still beatified today as something akin to winning the lottery.

Even when confronted with the galloping pace of scientific advances in human longevity, our historical sensibilities have led us to take a defeatist stance towards the subject: “Even if longevity interventions become available during my lifetime, I am already too late to take advantage of them, so why bother?”

Indeed, this hesitation to see human life extension as a real possibility in our lifetime, dismissing it as a dream belonging to the realms of science fiction[1] and futuristic utopias[2] is not an uncommon one, and as long as tangible rejuvenation therapies do not become available, we will feel validated in our pragmatism.

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Sep 18, 2017

Aubrey de Grey Joins LEAF Scientific Advisory Board

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We are delighted to announce that Dr. Aubrey de Grey has accepted our offer to join the LEAF scientific advisory board, and he joins the other luminaries whose expertise we already benefit from.

The majority of you already know about Dr. Aubrey de Grey and his work at the SENS Research Foundation, but for those who are not familiar with him, here is a short introduction.

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Sep 17, 2017

Aubrey de Grey on The State of Anti-Aging & His New Job At AgeX Therapeutics

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AgeX Therapeutics: A Discussion with Dr. Aubrey de Grey, V.P. New Technology Discovery and Dr. Michael West. Co-CEO of BioTime & CEO of AgeX Therapeutics.

http://www.agexinc.com/

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Sep 17, 2017

M. Fossel — How to Reverse Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, ethics, life extension, neuroscience

Full Interview ► https://goo.gl/PvUjjU

Michael B. Fossel, M.D., Ph.D. (born 1950, Greenwich, Connecticut) was a professor of clinical medicine at Michigan State University and is the author of several books on aging, who is best known for his views on telomerase therapy as a possible treatment for cellular senescence. Fossel has appeared on many major news programs to discuss aging and has appeared regularly on National Public Radio (NPR). He is also a respected lecturer, author, and the founder and former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine (now known as Rejuvenation Research).

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Sep 16, 2017

2017 Baillie Gifford Longlist Announced

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

More great news with the book Mark O’Connell’s “To Be a Machine”, whose closing chapter is on The Immortality Bus journey and my presidential run. It was nominated on the longlist of UK’s Baillie Gifford award for nonfiction. This is one of the most prestigious nonfiction prizes in the UK: http://www.foyles.co.uk/news/2017-Baillie-Gifford-Longlist%20Announced #transhumanism


Non-Fiction.

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