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Jan 2, 2018

Breakthroughs Set To Revolutionize Stem Cell Therapy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Summary: These breakthroughs in stem cell therapy could potentially rejuvenate our damaged organs with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Moreover, biotech firms are rushing to bring organ-rejuvenating cell therapies to the marketplace. [This article first appeared on the LongevityFacts.com website. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Recent advances in stem cell therapies could translate into effective treatments for intractable diseases.

Stem cells are the repairmen of our bodies. Unlike our ordinary cells, stem cells can divide without limit and create fresh copies of nearly any tissue type to repair damaged organs. While we have an abundance of these repairmen in our youth, we experience stem cell decline as we age.

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Jan 2, 2018

(Video) Researchers Find Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Using Diabetes Drug

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Researchers find promising Alzheimer’s treatment with a diabetes drug that ‘significantly reversed memory loss.’


Promising alzheimer’s treatment using diabetes drug.

Scientists announced a drug that ‘significantly reversed memory loss’ in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Jan 2, 2018

New Research on Maximum Human Lifespan

Posted by in categories: genetics, life extension

Summary: New findings on maximum human lifespan shows that we have an upper limit due to the construction of our bodies and genetic constraints. However, anti-aging scientists may have discovered ways to overcome this limitation. [This article first appeared on the LongevityFacts website. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

Three new studies show that maximum human lifespan is limited to about 115 – 120 years due to genetic constraints, the construction of our bodies and an increasingly toxic environment.

These studies are hardly the first to conclude there is a maximum human lifespan. However, there may be a way to overcome this limitation.

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Jan 2, 2018

Quantum Computing Q — US

Posted by in categories: business, computing, quantum physics

IBM Q is an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computers for business and science.

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Jan 2, 2018

Stem Cell Trials For Osteoarthritis Repair Cartilage

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are one of the most thoroughly studied and understood stem cell types. They are used in a wide range of therapies, and the many studies using MSCs have enjoyed varied levels of success, depending on delivery methods, patients, co-therapies and other factors.

Today, we will be taking a look at MSCs and a new human clinical trial focused on treating osteoarthritis, an age-related inflammatory condition that leads to the breakdown of bone and cartilage.

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Jan 2, 2018

The DGfA Aging Conference and James Peyer Interview

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Victor Björk, biologist and member of the LEAF teama report about a recent aging research conference that he attended in Germany. Victor is one of our more well-traveled writers, and he has the fortune to attend many interesting shows, events, and conferences in Europe. Today Victor reports on the DGfA Aging Conference and also interviews James Peyer from Apollo Ventures, an early-stage life science investor and company builder focused on translational research for age-related diseases.

An annual aging research conference

I took part in the yearly DGfA conference at the Max Planck Institute for Aging Research in Cologne on December 1–2, 2017. The event was organized by the German association for aging research, an interdisciplinary non-profit organization based in Nürnberg. Established in 1990, it conducts research on aging, including research on developing therapeutic options to treat age-related diseases.

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Jan 2, 2018

2017 End of Year Podcast | NASA

Posted by in category: space

“An end of year compilation of conversations with various NASA scientists, engineers, and researchers throughout 2017 on the NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast.”

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Jan 2, 2018

This professor has found the oldest words in the world | SI News

Posted by in category: education

“These are the oldest and most enduring words in history, researchers at the University of Reading has found … ”

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Jan 2, 2018

Circular Economy — Circularity in the City: Opportunities and Challenges | Smart City Expo World Congress

Posted by in categories: business, economics, governance, innovation

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Jan 2, 2018

A Year-End Update on Electricity Policy From the Field — By Sonia Aggarwal | GTM

Posted by in categories: energy, environmental

“A review of the most important developments in rate design, distributed energy deployments, and utility business models.”

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