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Oct 21, 2023

Genetic Factors that Could Extend the Life of Golden Retrievers

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One of the most popular dog breeds is the Golden Retriever. Unfortunately, these dogs are also at high risk for developing cancer. New research has investigated genetic factors that may be able to extend the lives of these beloved dogs. This work focused on longevity genes instead of those that have been associated with cancer, and led to the identification of gene variants that could extend the dogs’ lifespan by as much as two years. The findings have been reported in GeroScience.

While most golden retrievers are predisposed to cancer, some of these dogs can live to be as old as 15 or 16 years. So the researchers thought that there might be genetic factors that were mitigating the effect of the cancer-related genes, noted co-corresponding study author Robert Rebhun, Maxine Adler Endowed Chair in oncology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The gene that had this effect was HER4.

Oct 20, 2023

TruDiagnostic and Harvard announce new multi omic informed biological aging clock

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A study published today by scientists from Harvard University and epigenetic research company TruDiagnostic has shed light on the reasons why our bodies are aging on a cellular level, laying the foundations for medical based treatment options to reduce the risk of age-related death and disease in highly targeted ways.

Longevity. Technology: Age is the number one risk factor for most chronic diseases and death across the world. Epigenetics (or the way our genes are put to use throughout our bodies) has emerged as a crucial method of evaluating health, and while previous DNA methylation clocks could determine how advanced one’s body has aged, they have not yet been able to provide information to the reasons why someone might have accelerated or decelerated aging outcomes.

“In our research, we set out to create the best method to quantify the biological aging process. However, aging is extremely complex,” explains Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Dr Jessica Lasky-Su. “To solve this issue of complexity, our approach was to gather data across multiple sources of information. We chose to do this by building one of the most robust aging datasets in the world by quantifying patients’ proteomics, metabolomics, clinical histories and DNA methylation.”

Oct 20, 2023

Introduction to Cryonics

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Tomorrow Bio’s founder and CEO Dr. Emil Kendziorra will give a presentation introducing the topic of cryonics, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Oct 16, 2023

Restoring nerve-muscle connections boosts strength of aging mice, Stanford Medicine study finds

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A drug that boosts strength in injured or aging mice restores connections between nerves and muscle and suggests ways to combat weakness in humans due to aging, injury or disease.

Oct 16, 2023

What’s delaying regenerative medicine? Bill Faloon at RAADfest 2023

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If you want optimism about life extension, here is Bill Faloon at RAADFest with the latest.


Bill Faloon gave the keynote presentation at the RAADfest conference in September 2023. In his talk, he discussed many of the advances in longevity research over the past year and described the main barrier to faster advances in regenerative medicine.

Oct 16, 2023

Incredible Minds: The Collective Intelligence of Cells During Morphogenesis with Dr. Michael Levin

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, chemistry, ethics, genetics, life extension, robotics/AI

The Collective Intelligence of Cells During Morphogenesis: What Bioelectricity Outside the Brain Means for Understanding our Multiscale Nature with Michael Levin — Incredible Minds.

Recorded: April 29, 2023.

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Oct 16, 2023

She Studies Growing Arteries to Aid Heart Attack Recovery

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Regenerative medicine researcher Kristy Red Horse’s discoveries may someday help damaged hearts heal better. Her stewardship of her Native American heritage may advance science in other ways too.

Oct 15, 2023

Aubrey de Grey — Bridging the Gap between Cryonics and Life Extension

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In this episode, Max and Daniel sit down with the renowned Aubrey de Grey to discuss the connection between life extension and cryonics. They cover a wide range of topics, diving into the latest breakthroughs and obstacles in both fields.

In this captivating conversation, they explore:

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Oct 15, 2023

Animals given taurine supplements in ‘groundbreaking’ study had longer lifespans

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Experiments found increased lifespans and markers of health in mice, worms, and rhesus monkeys given supplemental taurine.

Oct 15, 2023

Acylcarnitines Increase During Aging, And Are Associated With Poor Health

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