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Archived Since:April 26, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Autoimmunity as a Possible Side-Effect of Cancer Immunity

6 minutes agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It has long been hypothesized that there is a link between autoimmune conditions and the immune response to cancer, and this article covers some of the high points. Autoimmune conditions are a set of complicated failure modes in a very complex system, in which the immune system attacks the patient's own tissues. Show More Summary

Calorie Restriction: Good for Humans

12 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Results from the most recent two year CALERIE trial of human calorie restriction were published earlier this year, but the associated publicity materials have only just now made it to the presses. Calorie restriction, or to be more precise...Show More Summary

Insight into the Machinations of Classifying Aging as a Disease

22 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The open access paper quoted here provides some insight into present attempts to change the regulatory classification of aging in the lab and the clinic: the prospect for meaningful progress in the science is real, but regulation is holding things back, which is why so many articles have appeared of late on whether or not aging is a disease. Show More Summary

Dietary Glycemia Correlates with Visual Health in Aging

23 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here note a correlation between glycemic index, a measure of the impact of carbohydrate content of food on blood glucose, and risk of suffering age-related blindness. Given the comparatively large influence of calorie intake...Show More Summary

October 1st is International Longevity Day: Events are Planned

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

October 1st is the UN International Day of Older Persons, but our community would like it to also be Longevity Day, a time to remind the world that research into human rejuvenation is practical, that near-future therapies are plausible, and that all of this will move much faster with greater funding and support. Show More Summary

A Study Shows Older People are Now Smarter but Less Fit

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Trends in technology and increasing wealth improve health due to greater access to better forms of medicine, but also tend to produce a fatter, less fit older population, a consequence of the broadening range of attractive and affordable transportation devices and calories. Show More Summary

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells versus Solid Tumors

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The future of cancer research is targeting, meaning the ability to destroy cancer cells efficiently and with few to no side-effects on normal tissues. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells are a step forward in this regard, and have proven to be an effective treatment for leukemia in trials. Show More Summary

Lifespan.io Officially Launches, Crowdfunding the Development of a Cure For Aging

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Philanthropy has an important role in funding medical research, and thus crowdfunding will have an equally important role in the years ahead: it is collaborative philanthropic, the diverse will of the public, organized and made real....Show More Summary

Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2015 Wraps Up on a High Note

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

An official release from the SENS Research Foundation on the recent Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2015 conference: The Rejuvenation Biotechnology conference brings together experts from research, academia, industry, policy, finance andShow More Summary

Regular Stem Cell Transplants Extend Life in Normal Rats

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here demonstrate extended life spans in rats as a result of life-long regular transplantation of stem cells. The specific mechanisms are unknown, but the researchers suggest that the proximate causes involve altered levels of various signal molecules leading to better operation and maintenance of native cells and tissues. Show More Summary

A Few Recent Papers on Alzheimer's Disease

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Alzheimer's research is as much investigation of cellular metabolism and the biochemistry of the brain as it is research into the disease itself. Scientists strive to understand everything that might put the mechanisms of disease development into context. Show More Summary

A Recent Interview with Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Aubrey de Grey is the co-founder of the SENS Research Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on speeding up development of the biotechnologies needed for human rejuvenation. The underlying model behind the research programs funded is that aging is caused by forms of cell and tissue damage that are currently well defined and understood. Show More Summary

Theorizing on Gene Network Stability and Aging

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here model the relationship between genetic regulation and aging with an eye towards trying to fit the outcomes in both negligibly senescent and "normally aging" species. It is known that advancing age brings with it epigenetic...Show More Summary

More Life, Less Severe Illness, but More Years of Illness

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Global trends in life expectancy, at birth, at 30, and at 60, continue onward and upward at a fairly slow but steady pace: approximately two years every decade for life expectancy at birth and a year every decade for remaining life expectancy at 60. Show More Summary

Towards Cell Therapy as a Replacement for Liver Transplant

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The liver is the most regenerative of mammalian organs, so liver transplantation is the natural first candidate for replacement by some form of cell therapy, delivering cells that will regrow lost and damaged tissue. The details areShow More Summary

Fatty Acids Correlate with Longevity in Bird Species

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Birds, like bats, have high metabolic rates due to the demands of flight but are also long-lived in comparison to similarly sized members of other species. This has a lot to do with mitochondria and membrane fatty acid composition, as shown by the evidence in the paper linked below. Show More Summary

An Audio Interview with Aubrey de Grey and Brian Kennedy

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here I'll point out a twenty minute podcast interview with Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation and Brian Kennedy of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. This was recorded at the recent Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2015 conference, hosted by the SENS Research Foundation in the Bay Area, where both institutions are based. Show More Summary

GDF-11 and Myostatin Correlate with Heart Disease Outcomes

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here researchers study natural variations in GDF-11 and myostatin levels and look for correlations with health outcomes. This is one of a number of lines of research emerging from the search for cell signals that differ between old and...Show More Summary

Proposing a Mechanism to Explain the Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Type 2 diabetes patients have a considerably greater risk of suffering Alzheimer's disease, as well as many other age-related conditions. It is commonly theorized that this is because the underlying risk factors are the same, which is...Show More Summary

The DRACO Fundraiser Site: killingsickness

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This is a year of much grassroots fundraising for longevity science, it seems, with more new projects launched and more new faces joining the community of supporters. All of these developments are collectively, hopefully, yet another...Show More Summary

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