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Nov 30, 2015

World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.

Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into their 110s and 120s.

Although it might seem like science fiction, researchers have already proven that the diabetes drug metformin extends the life of animals, and the Food and Drug Administration in the US has now given the go ahead for a trial to see if the same effects can be replicated in humans.

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Nov 30, 2015

Stanford Physicists Set a New Record for Quantum Entangling Distant Electrons

Posted by in categories: internet, quantum physics

The quantum internet is closer than ever.

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Nov 30, 2015

This is the biggest shift going on in artificial intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

There might never be robots that think like you.

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Nov 30, 2015

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design — By Drew Olanoff & Frederic Lardinois | TechCrunch

Posted by in categories: business, drones

“Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone.”

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Nov 30, 2015

Meet Zoltan, the presidential candidate who drives a coffin

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, economics, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

Excited to have a full feature on the BBC homepage on transhumanism and my growing presidential campaign. Transhumanist Party, speech at the World Bank, Immortality Bus, and universal basic income issues discussed:


Not many politicians running for the White House promise to end death. But not many politicians are Zoltan Istvan. Tim Maughan meets a man travelling America in a giant coffin-shaped bus to make his point.

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Nov 29, 2015

Life Extension Advocacy Foundation Launches Lifespan.io

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) officially launches Lifespan.io, an online platform designed to bridge the gap between longevity researchers and the public who support breakthroughs happening in this burgeoning field.

Lifespan.io is a website designed to house today’s most promising life extension projects. People are invited to contribute financially to the ones they wish to support. This unique approach to crowdfunding gives the public the opportunity to learn about longevity research, meet the people making it happen, and allows them to be a part of promising, historical breakthroughs in life extension technologies.

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Nov 29, 2015

Scientists show that gene editing can ‘turn off’ human diseases

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases, but there’s now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altgether. Researchers have shown that it’s possible to eliminate facial muscular dystrophy using a newer editing technique, CRISPR (Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) to replace the offending gene and ‘turn off’ the condition. The approach sends a mix of protein and RNA to bind to a gene and give it an overhaul.

This doesn’t mean that doctors suddenly have a cure-all on their hands. They haven’t tried CRISPR on real live people, and there’s no guarantee that it’d work with every genetic condition under the Sun. The initial test was only 50 percent effective, too. If this gene mending is useful in the field, though, it could do a lot to transform medicine. Doctors could treat the root cause of a genetic disease rather than deal with the symptoms, and possibly wipe it out entirely — or at least, make it more bearable.

[Image credit: Getty Images].

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Nov 29, 2015

Scientists develop INCREDIBLE anti-ageing pill which could help you live PAST 120

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A NEW anti-ageing wonder drug could see us living until 120, claim scientists.

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Nov 29, 2015

Bizarre physics doubted

Posted by in category: physics

It will be a replay of the same catastrophic explosion astronomers first saw in November 2014.

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Nov 29, 2015

Price of Lab-Grown Burger Falls from $325K to $11.36

Posted by in category: food

Artificial meat will be on our plates sooner than we may realize.

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