Is aging a disease? The answer to that question really only matters to the degree that it can be used to bring funding into the better portions of aging research, those focused on treating aging as a medical condition. All age-related disease is caused by aging. Show More Summary
You might not think that the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom last week falls under the purview of a blog about growing old. And on the face of it, you would be correct. But not this time. If you've...
Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) is one of a small number of molecules that might very modestly slow some of the effects of aging, based on a few initial results from animal studies. Recently, news has emerged of a forthcoming small trial in humans to be conducted by the Japanese research community. Show More Summary
Laura Deming has worked with the SENS Research Foundation and others on the molecular biology of aging, and a few years back helped organize the Longevity Fund to invest in startups relevant to the treatment of aging as they emerged....Show More Summary
FIGHT AGING! NEWSLETTER June 27th 2016 Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent...Show More Summary
This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...
Figuring out how to say what you mean in your email conversations doesn’t have to be a daunting task with this helpful, all-purpose guide.
DO YOU LIVE IN OR AROUND WASHINGTON, D.C. Annys Shin is an editor at the Washington Post. She is working on a story for the newspaper's magazine about ageism and is looking for real people's stories about their experiences with...
I should preface this short discussion by saying that I'm scarcely cut out to be raising a venture capital fund to target investments in SENS rejuvenation research companies and other useful ventures likely to help produce effective treatments for aging - ways to extend healthy life and defeat age-related disease. Show More Summary
Researchers are attempting to understand the biochemistry of limb and organ regeneration, exceptional cancer resistance, and hibernation in a number of species in order to see whether they can form the basis for therapies or enhancements in humans. Show More Summary
Cognitive decline with aging is a patchwork of scores of progressive failures in different systems in the brain, all proceeding at their own pace. The research noted here is a good example of the way in which researchers try to pickShow More Summary
Ask pretty much any old person and he or she will tell you that dying quietly in their sleep is the way they want to go. It's sure true for me. Unfortunately, dying isn't always that easy. Sometimes it is...
This is the third installment of a multi-part series. Begin by reading Part One and Part Two. With a thought leader firmly ensconced, peripatetic Boomers only needed uncomplicated access to the plethora of outdoor equipment then being conceived and manufactured by a nascent industry. Show More Summary
Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2016 is the latest in a series of conferences hosted by the SENS Research Foundation, focused on bringing together industry and academia to pave the way for the advent of first generation rejuvenation therapies. Show More Summary
Diabetes of any variety is a damaging distortion of normal metabolism. Once in progress, it causes further harm on an ongoing basis. The type 2 diabetes most often seen in older people is a lifestyle condition: the vast majority of cases...Show More Summary
Sarcopenia is the name given to progressive age-related loss of muscle mass and strength. Here one possible contributing cause of the condition is explored, reduced levels of a protein involved in the quality control of mitochondria, which may allow damaged mitochondria to accumulate more readily. Show More Summary
Keith Comito leads the volunteers of the non-profit Life Extension Advocacy Foundation (LEAF) and the crowdfunding initiative Lifespan.io, a site I'm sure you've seen at least in passing by now. The LEAF crew have put in a lot of effort to help make fundraisers for rejuvenation research projects a success both last year and this year. Show More Summary
Introspection is a key aspect of mindfulness. Neuroscience shows us how introspection helps you better understand your partner, and yourself.
If the research community is to win in the fight to cure cancer, and win soon enough to matter for all of us, then the focus must be on technology platforms that can be easily and cheaply adapted to many different types of cancer. The...Show More Summary
Researchers here link vascular calcification in aging with an accumulation of one of a number of related forms of undesirable metabolic waste. One of the root causes of degenerative aging is this accumulation of hardy forms of metabolic waste that our biochemistry either finds hard to break down, or simply cannot break down. Show More Summary