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Nov 14, 2017

Now hiring for project ‘Personal Longevity Strategy’

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If you are a medical doctor and interested in an alternative career researching functional medicine and evaluating true rejuvenation therapies, this is for you!

Forever Healthy is a private non-profit initiative whose mission is to enable people to vastly extend their healthy lifespan and be part of the first generation to cure aging.

We support the development of rejuvenation therapies that undo the damage of aging by funding basic research, bringing together the world’s leading scientists at our Undoing Aging conference and helping startups that work on actual therapies for human use.

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Nov 13, 2017

Overwhelming Support for Life Extension

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Well, it has been a super busy month due to the popularity of the new Kurzgesagt videos about aging, and we have seen a massive positive response from the audience to the ideas presented there.

At the time of writing, 116,000 people have liked the video so far, and a mere 963 people have disliked it, with almost 2 million total views to date. Once again, as in the previous video, the ratio of support versus opposition is massively in favor of doing something about aging.

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Nov 12, 2017

On the quest for the holy grail for as long as we live

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, nuclear energy, robotics/AI, virtual reality

This sort of thing is rapidly going mainstream, and de Grey, if still a fringe thinker, seems increasingly less so. At the very least, medical science has progressed to the point where “negligible senescence” — eternal youth, more or less — is something it might be a good idea to start talking about before it is suddenly upon us without our having thought through the implications. As with most of the other miracle technologies that have turned our lives inside out over the past 100 years — rampant automation, nuclear power, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and so on — this one, as Shukan Gendai points out, has its dark side.

Is death inevitable? True, everyone born before Aug. 4, 1900, has proved mortal (the world’s oldest-known living person, a Japanese woman named Nabi Tajima, was born on that date). But the past is only an imperfect guide to the future, as the effervescent present is ceaselessly teaching us.

Must we die? We ourselves probably must. But our children, our grandchildren — or if not them, theirs — may, conceivably, be the beneficiaries of the greatest revolution ever: the conquest of death.

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Nov 11, 2017

Scientists decipher mechanisms in cells for extending human longevity

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, engineering, life extension

Aging cells periodically switch their chromatin state. The image illustrates the “on” and “off” patterns in individual cells. (credit: UC San Diego)

A team of scientists at the University of California San Diego led by biologist Nan Hao have combined engineering, computer science, and biology technologies to decode the molecular processes in cells that influence aging.

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Nov 9, 2017

Does WHO Five Year Plan Leave Healthy Aging Out of the picture?

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Nov 8, 2017

Liz Parrish in keynote interview at The Business of Longevity Conference in Hong Kong

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Our CEO, Liz Parrish was invited at this event for a keynote interview with Charles Goddard, the editorial director for The Economist Asia Pacific Intelligence Unit. They discussed the complexity of regulations, the extraordinarily long time it takes for drug development from bench to bedside, the current funding environment surrounding biotech, and the pace of medical innovations. During the keynote, Liz emphasized that BioViva’s main aim is to make advanced gene and cell therapies available to all patients in need. To further this cause BioViva supports innovative and adaptive clinical trials, new models for preclinical testing, and accelerating the time to develop advanced gene and cell therapy. Finally, Liz highlighted the importance of testing gene and cell therapy in humans as quickly as possible, because animal models are not accurate.

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Nov 8, 2017

Why Increased Lifespans Probably Will Not Mean a Loss of Motivation

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Of all the concerns and objections we have seen, saying that an indefinite lifespan would deprive us of motivation in life is by far the most bizarre.

Of all the concerns and objections I’ve bumped into as a rejuvenation advocate, saying that an indefinite lifespan would deprive us of motivation in life is by far the most bizarre. I’d have a hard time believing this concern is so widespread that it needs discussing, but for completeness’ sake, let’s do it anyway.

The argument in a nutshell

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Nov 8, 2017

A Demonstration of Rejuvenation in Old Human Cells

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Today, we are going to have a look at a new study that shows that senescent, non-dividing aged cells can be somewhat restored to working order using a new technique.

Before we do that, let’s take a look at what senescent cells are and how cellular senescence protects us from cancer and other harmful diseases.

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Nov 8, 2017

Head freezing and space funerals

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension, space

Humans have always hoped for life after death. The difference is that now our desire is becoming more achievable due to huge advances in science.

Cryogenics tanks for storing frozen bodies.

In the past, Egyptian slaves were executed to accompany their dead Pharaoh into the afterlife. Now, thousands of years later, an equally bizarre after death procedure is being carried out and all for the price of £5,000 for 250 years.

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Nov 7, 2017

The Future of Anti-Aging

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“I don’t want to get wrinkles or gray hair, and I want to be able to lift weights and run forever,” says Robinton. “It’s important to be grounded in reality, but I feel the science is closer than ever before.”

Here are the groundbreaking technologies that may one day help us reclaim our youth.

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