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What Makes a Good Retirement?

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

There is a lot of retirement advice - really a lot. Key that phrase - retirement advice - into Google and you get 350 million returns. That's the exact number – 350,000,000 - meaning there is whole lot more but...

More Context on the Goals of Human Longevity, Inc.

7 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The company Human Longevity was recently founded to work on the genetics of aging and health. My thinking is that genetics is a hot field, and there is much to be done in the general context of medicine, but that insofar as longevity goes it is the wrong place to be looking for large benefits. Show More Summary

Resistance to Oxidative Stress in Cells of Long-Lived Species

8 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here is a small slice of broader efforts to investigate and understand the range of differences in longevity and cellular biochemistry between species. It seems likely that these research programs will provide additional helpful information...Show More Summary

A Different Car Analogy for Increased Human Longevity

19 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The car analogy that shows up most often in my circles relates to repair and the biological damage of aging. We, like cars, are machines. We differ only in complexity, and the same methods arising from reliability theory can be used to model progressive dysfunction and systems failure over time in both vehicles and people. Show More Summary

9 Ways to Tell Who's Lying to You

There's never been a perfect way to detect deception, but this 9-item questionnaire will give you a set of research-tested guides. Whether in your love life or your work life, using this simple scale will give you the tools you need to become your own personal lie detector. read more

A Review of Approaches to Delay Sarcopenia

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Sarcopenia is the name given to age-related loss of muscle mass and and strength, although by the time it is processed through the regulatory system into a formal, final disease definition, it will be restricted to referring to only severe levels of loss. Show More Summary

No, Humans are NOT Living Longer than in the Past

Hardly a day goes when when I don't read that we humans are living longer than ever before. By many years. “...old age now mostly means we have more years on the clock than did our forbearers. A lot more.”...

A Review of Age-related Macular Degeneration

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the first prospective targets for prototype rejuvenation treatments. This is because the relationship between the condition and one of the primary forms of change between young and old...Show More Summary

Great Shakespeare Quotes that Inspire Us to Age Creatively

We tend to think of Shakespeare's views of aging as almost entirely negative. Yet, Shakespeare’s writings about aging in many ways contradict how he himself experienced aging. From his work and his remarkable career, we can gain inspiration into how we ourselves can realize our own creative potential throughout life. read more

2014 Medicare and Social Security Trustees' Reports

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

On Monday, the Medicare and Social Security Trustees released their annual report. Since it is 283 pages long, I'll give you the highlights as transmitted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) Media Center and NBC News. MEDICARE...

Mitochondrially Targeted Antioxidants as a Way to Suppress Cancer Metastasis

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The process of metastasis is why malign cancers of all sorts turn out to be fatal in the end: their cells spread throughout the body to establish new tumors and outpace the ability of present treatments to keep up. The promise of the near future of cancer medicine is largely predicated on its ability to deal with metastasis. Show More Summary

Alcor Working on Field Perfusion for Remote Cryonics Cases

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The state of infrastructure technologies in the cryonics industry is improving slowly over time. Most organizations in the community are volunteer based, which puts a greater burden on the few professional groups to work on research and development. Show More Summary

Considering Mitochondrial DNA Deletions in Skeletal Muscle

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The organelles known as mitochondria play the role of power plant in the cell, generating energy stores to power cellular operations. As for all cellular components, mitochondria are built of proteins derived from DNA blueprints, but unlike all other cellular components mitochondria have their own DNA, separate from that in the cell nucleus. Show More Summary

Fundraising Update: $96,000 in the Matching Fund for October

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In October we'll be kicking off a grassroots fundraiser to support SENS research programs, work that is aimed at removing the technical roadblocks preventing greater funding and interest in rejuvenation research. At present we are raising a matching fund for that fundraiser, and are seeking matching fund founders. Show More Summary

Crabby Old Lady on Youthful Stupidity

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

[EDITORIAL NOTE: Over the weekend, I played hooky a bit from the work I should have been doing to spend time lost in a couple of books. One of them, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes was a...

Rapamycin and Its Effects on mTORC1 and mTORC2

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The immunosuppressant compound rapamycin has been demonstrated to slow aging in mice, though with unpleasant side-effects, and some debate over whether this is in fact a slowing of aging or just a reduction in cancer incidence. The present...Show More Summary

More on Klotho and Neurodegeneration

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

High levels of the protein produced by the klotho gene are associated with longevity in mammals, and recently it has also been associated with greater cognitive performance. Here is another small piece of evidence to add to all that:...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Feel Better about the Way You Look

Like it or not, our outward appearance provides important cues to others about our inner qualities. If you feel that there’s a mismatch between the way you look and the way you feel, these 10 tips will help you bring them both into line. read more

INTERESTING STUFF – 26 July 2014

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

MONTY PYTHON FAREWELL CONCERT Several readers send this video of the final concert from the remaining members of British Monty Python comedy group. This video is the final song on the final night of the final 10-night stand in Londo...

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