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Archived Since:April 26, 2008

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Recent Updates on Naked Mole Rat Research

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Comparative study of the biology of aging in species with widely divergent life spans is undertaken by a number of groups in the broader research community. The idea here is that, especially in the case of similar species that nonetheless...Show More Summary

HSV-1 and Alzheimer's Disease

15 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is a range of evidence to suggest infection by various fungi, bacteria, and viruses might contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD), all of this being somewhat unrelated to evidence suggesting that Alzheimer's is a lifestyle disease created by many of the same root causes as type 2 diabetes, such as obesity and lack of exercise. Show More Summary

An Interview with Aubrey de Grey

15 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Aubrey de Grey is cofounder of the SENS Research Foundation, one of the few groups presently coordinating and funding serious scientific work on ways to repair the root causes of aging: Marty Nemko: You claim that the public is indifferent to, even resistant to, efforts to extend lifespan. Show More Summary

Amateur Religious Engineering and Longevity Science

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There exists a very long history of people starting explicitly religious movements to achieve secular goals in the mundane world. A very broad range of such ventures can be found even in recent history, in this apostate age of comparatively weak and apolitical mainstream religious institutions. Show More Summary

The Prospects for Therapies and Enhancements via Magnetic Stimulation of the Brain

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a fascinating field of study in which it is clearly possible to affect the brain, but researchers are still in the comparatively early stages of finding out how to reliably produce and measure useful end results. Show More Summary

Nasal Cartilage Cells Can Replace Joint Cartilage

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Cartilage regeneration and tissue engineering has proven more difficult than initially expected. It is a tissue with a deceptively complex structure, in which important mechanical properties necessary to its load-bearing role are derived from the details of that structure. Show More Summary

João Pedro de Magalhães in Rejuvenation Research

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

João Pedro de Magalhães is one of the few rising notables in the aging research community who has, from day one of his career, been absolutely and openly in favor of radical life extension through progress in medical science. To hisShow More Summary

A Potential Source of Cardiac Stem Cells

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Many research groups in the stem cell field are engaged in a search for sources of useful tissue-specific cells in the body, developing means of identification and isolation. This runs in parallel with efforts to reprogram more easily obtained cells, such as from skin samples, into a range of different types for therapy and research. Show More Summary

The Cost of a Sedentary Lifestyle to Muscle and Bone

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A mountain of evidence exists to demonstrate that being sedentary will lead to greater ill health and a shorter life expectancy. As we inch closer towards the implementation of rejuvenation treatments at some uncertain point in the decades...Show More Summary

Liver ATF4 Upregulation Common to Many of the Reliable Means of Slowing Aging in Mice

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There are a score or more ways to reliably slow aging in mice, methods that include a few classes of drug, various single gene alterations, and calorie restriction. The most exceptional of these methods extends life by 60% or so, but most are in the much more modest 10-20% range at best. Show More Summary

Identifying Tissue Weakness Before Injury

5 days 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

5 days 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

6 days 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

6 days agoHealth / 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

6 days agoHealth / 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

last weekHealth / 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

last weekHealth / 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

last weekHealth / 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

last weekHealth / 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

last weekHealth / 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

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