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Jun 2, 2019

Dr. Camillo Ricordi, M.D. — Director, Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Center, University of Miami — ideaXme — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, DNA, genetics, health, life extension, science

Jun 1, 2019

Ep#141 – Cryonics: Surviving Death

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight talks to microbiologist João Pedro de Magalhães (@jpsenescence) about Cryonics. They discuss the fear of dying, the science behind freezing humans, the implications for religion, technological advancements in the field and much, much more!

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Jun 1, 2019

A Frozen Tardigrade Has Been Brought Back to Life After 30 Years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A tardigrade that had been frozen solid for more than 30 years has been brought back to life by researchers in Japan, and has gone on to produce 14 healthy babies. That’s record-smashing stuff right there, because before this tough little water bear came back to life, the world record for reviving a frozen tardigrade was nine years.

The researchers also thawed out an egg that was collected and frozen with the tardigrade in 1983, and not only did a healthy baby hatch from it six days later, but it went on to successfully produce offspring of its own.

Just a few months after scientists debated the unprecedented amount of foreign DNA that is or isn’t looped up into the tardigrade genome, and the discovery that they turn into ‘bioglass’ when they desiccate, a team from the National Institute of Polar Research in Japan has managed to bring a frozen Antarctic tardigrade (Acutuncus antarcticus) back to life with its reproductive organs fully intact.

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May 31, 2019

California Man Becomes the First ‘Death With Dignity’ Patient to Undergo Cryonic Preservation

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

A terminally ill patient who opted for assisted death has undergone cryonic preservation at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. This preservation—the first of its kind—signifies an important milestone for cryonics advocates, who argue that the right to death, paradoxically, is a potential pathway to an eternal life.

On October 30, 2018, Alcor performed its 164th cryopreservation. It was an otherwise unremarkable moment for the nonprofit organization, save for the way Norman Hardy of Mountain View, California met his demise. Hardy was diagnosed with terminal metastatic prostate cancer, and it had spread to his bones and lungs. As noted in Alcor’s case summary, his “pain had been poorly managed,” so he opted for assisted death, which was legalized in California in 2016 through the End of Life Options Act (EOLOA).

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May 31, 2019

Aging Analytics Agency Photo 6

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Aging Analytics Agency has launched an interactive IT-platform alongside its “Longevity Industry in California Landscape Overview 2019” report that turns the report’s static mindmaps into dynamic and interactive infographics, enabling complex interactions between industry entities and stakeholders to be visualized, filtered, searched and thus more easily understood.

Link to IT-Platform: https://mindmaps.aginganalytics.com/longevity-industry-in-california.

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May 31, 2019

Glucosepane Crosslinks and Undoing Age-Related Tissue Damage

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Photo by Erin Ashford Yale University Principal Investigator: David Spiegel Research Team: Prof. Jason Crawford, Nam Kim, Venkata Sabbasani, Matthew Streeter The long-lived collagen proteins that give structure to our arteries and other tissues are continuously exposed to blood sugar and other highly reactive molecules necessary for life. Occasionally, …Glucosepane Crosslinks and Undoing Age-Related Tissue Damage.

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May 31, 2019

Rejuvenation Roundup May 2019

Posted by in category: life extension

May has been a great month for LEAF; there’s been a lot of exciting news, such as our president’s participation in the XPRIZE Foundation’s most recent meeting, Steve Hill making it among the top 100 journalists covering aging research, and last but not least, the launch of Lifespan.io’s brand-new, life extension-focused show, LifeXtenShow!

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May 29, 2019

Transhumanist says people will be able to upload themselves onto Cloud by 2042

Posted by in categories: internet, life extension, transhumanism

I was live on Good Morning Britain this morning talking transhumanism and life extension. It’s one of the UK’s most popular news shows. The Mirror did a write-up of the story and there’s a 2-min video embed of the interview in the article to watch:


American journalist Zoltan Istvan said that humans will be able to download many versions of themselves onto the internet.

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May 29, 2019

Elon Musk warns A.I. could create an ‘immortal dictator from which we can never escape’

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk, life extension, robotics/AI

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that artificial intelligence “doesn’t have to be evil to destroy humanity.” In a new documentary, “Do You Trust This Computer?”.

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May 29, 2019

New video from our 2019 Undoing Aging conference: Adelaida Palla, Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University working in Dr. Helen Blau €™s lab, presenting her work on novel targets to stimulate muscle stem cells to promote skeletal muscle regeneration and strength in the aged

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

http://undoing-aging.org/videos/adelaida-palla-presenting-at-undoing-aging-2019

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