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Blog Post Archive

Identifying Tissue Weakness Before Injury

2 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This is an interesting technology demonstration that suggests an obvious pairing with regenerative treatments based on the use of stem cells or similar means to spur tissue repair. With regular scans it might be possible to preempt many...Show More Summary

Advocating Arterial Destiffening to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

3 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It is always good to see more scientists come around to the SENS viewpoint of damage repair as the best treatment for age-related disease. Addressing root causes is a much better approach than the current prevalent paradigm of trying...Show More Summary

Fight Aging! 2014 Fundraiser Poster #2

17 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Following on from yesterday's post and poster, below find the second commissioned piece for the Fight Aging! 2014 Fundraiser starting on October 1st, with all proceeds going to benefit the SENS Research Foundation. The Foundation organizes...Show More Summary

Apolipoprotein B Variants and Exceptional Human Longevity

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Studies of human longevity-associated genes produce results that tend to be hard to replicate. The effects are individually tiny and vary widely between study populations, indicating a complex web of influences. Only a few genes stand...Show More Summary

Everything Looks the Same in the Distance

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

One of the challenges we face in directing fund and attention to the most promising research into human longevity, rather than efforts that are doomed from the start to achieve no meaningful near term gains, is that from the distance of unfamiliarity everything looks the same. Show More Summary

Fight Aging! 2014 Fundraiser Poster #1

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

October 1st is the start date for the Fight Aging! 2014 Fundraiser to benefit ongoing programs at the SENS Research Foundation, and the event will run through to the end of the year. While new attention and funding is swelling the longevity...Show More Summary

Inhibiting P38 MAPK Restores Proliferation in Senescent T Cells

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Senescent non-dividing cells of all types accumulate in various tissues. This is probably an adaptation that acts to suppress cancer risk, but these cells secrete damaging compounds that degrade nearby tissue function and cause surrounding cells to also tend towards senescence. Show More Summary

Growing a New Thymus From Engineered Cells

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The thymus is vital to generation of new immune cells, and the fact that it atrophies early in life, turning a river of new cells into a trickle, is one of the factors placing an effective cap on the adult immune cell population. InShow More Summary

Reports from Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2014

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

If things are comparatively quiet at the moment, it is because a lot of people are attending Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2014 in California. The event is hosted by the SENS Research Foundation in an effort to hasten some of the organization and relationship building needed to speed the clinical development of near future rejuvenation treatments. Show More Summary

Cryopreservation at Alcor

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Cryonics is the process of vitrifying the body and brain at death, preserving as much of the fine tissue structure as possible to enable the possibility of future restoration to life. There's no fundamental barrier to achieving thatShow More Summary

Supporting Evidence for Mitochondrial Transfer as Therapy

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Bacteria-like mitochondria are the cell's power plants, and they become damaged with age. This damage spirals out to create a small but significant population of cells that export harmful reactive compounds into surrounding tissues and the circulatory system, contributing to a range of age-related conditions. Show More Summary

Without New Medical Technologies Your Odds of Living to 100 are Extremely Poor

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Very few people become centenarians, making it to the old age of 100 years. As you pass 80 and 90 years of age your past and current lifestyle choices start to diminish in significance, while genetic variations gain a growing influence on your survival as an increasingly damaged and frail individual. Show More Summary

Media Babble on Greatly Extended Human Longevity is Drifting in a Positive Direction

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Radical life extension is the now somewhat dated term for the process of adding decades and then centuries to healthy life spans through near future rejuvenation therapies. The media has a quota system, I think, for turning out articles on this topic that are little better than babble. Show More Summary

Human Trials of Young Blood Transfused into Old Individuals

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Studies of parabiosis, in which a young and an old mouse have their blood systems joined, show that altering the balance of circulating proteins in old tissue can restore stem cells to action and revert a range of measures that change with age. Show More Summary

Digging Into the Biochemistry of Lizard Tail Regeneration

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Many lower species are far more proficient at regeneration than mammals. Some tiny creatures like hydra are enormously capable regenerators, and may even be so good at it that they are effectively ageless. But the simple strategy ofShow More Summary

Mapping Blood Vessel Elasticity in the Brain

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Loss of elasticity in blood vessels occurs for a number of reasons, including the rising level of persistent cross-links that glue together important structural proteins, effects of chronic inflammation on mechanisms needed for blood vessel elasticity, and so forth. Show More Summary

Elite Athletes Live Longer

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It remains an open question as to why top-level athletes live notably longer than the rest of us. The point of interest is to what degree the longevity difference is produced by exercise and training versus a population bias among successful athletes to more robust individuals who would live longer regardless of their profession. Show More Summary

An Interesting Paper on Calorie Restriction

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is a little debate over mortality and body mass index in humans. The overwhelming majority of epidemiological evidence coupled with animal studies and what is known of the underlying biochemistry shows that being fat is bad for you on a sliding scale: the more fat, the worse off you are. Show More Summary

An Example of a Targeted Viral Cancer Therapy

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The present standards for cancer treatment are poorly targeted in comparison to prototype work taking place in the labs and clinical trials. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the like have a detrimental impact on the rest of the body,Show More Summary

Incremental Progress Towards Xenotransplantation

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In between today and a future in which cell therapies are advanced enough to repair organs in situ a range of sophisticated transplant treatments will emerge to address organ failure. Among the present contenders are decellularization...Show More Summary

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