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The Slow and Ineffectual Path to Aging Interventions for Humans

4 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A point I frequently make is that while there exists a wide range of potential approaches to the development of therapies to treat aging, it is important to divide these approaches into two buckets. Firstly there are potential therapies...Show More Summary

A Historical Analysis of Lifespan for the Privileged

16 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The general consensus among researchers is that over the last few centuries of increasing human life expectancy most of the early gains were due to reductions in mortality in youth, such as those caused by infectious disease, malnutrition, and the like. Show More Summary

Social Life in Old Age

16 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It has become a tenet of old age that without plenty of friends and family, and an active social life, we are doomed to die before our time. In fact, one study, as reported in The Guardian last year, went...

More on the Klotho Allele Associated with Better Cognition

16 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Klotho is one of a range of longevity-associated genes identified in animal studies. You might recall that last year researchers identified a klotho variant associated with better cognitive function in humans. It didn't appear to protect against age-related decline as the researchers hoped, however. Show More Summary

Yet Another Application of Stem Cell Based Regenerative Medicine to Hair Restoration

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It would be an interesting and possibly rather depressing exercise to compare funding for reversal of age-related hair loss to that for the effective treatment of various other aspects of aging. Hair restoration, I think, is fairly well funded in comparison with many lines of research that I consider to be far more important. Show More Summary

17 Basic Principles to Get You Through Any Conflict

Whether in your relationships or your work life, it’s inevitable that you’ll be involved in a conflict with someone over something. These 17 principles will guide you in learning how best to put your emotions, motives, and communication skills to settle any of those conflicts in to produce successful results.

New Clues for the Internet and You

In 1999, four middle-ish-aged guys who were stars in the development of the still-emergent internet wrote a book about how the internet, an amazing global “conversation” platform whereby individuals could share information at blinding speeds that gave them, us –...

An Early Negative Result for Tau Immunotherapy

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Immunotherapy is a promising approach for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, in which immune cells are directed to attack amyloid aggregates or precursor proteins associated with the condition. More pertinently, this field of research...Show More Summary

On the Decline of Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy in the Liver

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

More than six years ago a research group demonstrated that autophagy can be boosted in the liver to reverse some of the age-related decline in function of that organ. Old mice were shown to have some measures of liver function little different from young mice. Show More Summary

Would Immortality Become An Overpopulation Nightmare?

Would it be a demographic catastrophe if people were able to live significantly longer, or even became immortal?

The Public Option: Been There, Done That

Contrary to Santayana, some who cannot remember the past are doomed not to repeat it.The public option may be on life support, but we have already tried it, and it's a huge success.

Regarding Twitter: Where Is Greta Garbo When We Really Need Her?

Is tweeting for bird brains? Since when did the fashionistas declare exhibitionism to be the new black?

When I'm Old, Put Me On The Ice Floe

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