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Horizons: Extending Lives, Defying Mortality

7 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here is a link to the presentation page for a recent BBC program on initiatives aiming to give us control over aging and death, with video clips on cryonics and SENS rejuvenation research: We are in an era of disruptive technologies and innovation. Show More Summary

Another Example of Induced Pluripotency Reversing Mitochondrial Damage in Aging

7 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In the past researchers have shown that reprogramming adult cells to create induced pluripotent stem cells sweeps away some specific forms of damage observed in old cells. In particular it seems to clean up damaged mitochondria, which is of considerable interest given the role of mitochondrial DNA damage in aging. Show More Summary

The In-Person Internet: Bill Thomas, Kavan Peterson and Me

7 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

When I started studying ageing 20 years ago, the popular press was concerned with advising readers how to hide indications of age like wrinkles and sags. Almost all the more useful information was written by and for academics and little...

A Collection of Recent Mitochondrial Research

19 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Mitochondria are the power plants of the cell, a herd of cell components evolved from symbiotic bacteria that are responsible for generating energy supplies to power cellular processes, among other tasks. Mitochondria are important in...Show More Summary

What Happens When a Psychopath Falls in Love

The typical profile of a psychopath is of someone who is incapable of love. However, should people high in psychopathy manage to form intimate bonds, here's what can await them, and their partners.

Male Offspring in Long-Lived Families are Less Fat

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The amount of visceral fat carried by individuals, just like number of calories consumed, has a strong influence on natural variations in health and longevity. More visceral fat is a bad thing, producing chronic inflammation and other less well understood disruptions of metabolism. Show More Summary

Brain Preservation Foundation Prize Update

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The Brain Preservation Foundation aims at advancing and validating the state of the art for preserving the fine structure of the human brain, containing the data of the mind. This is a goal of great value for the cryonics industry, and for the possible plastination industry that might arise to be its competitor. Show More Summary

A Few New Fight Aging! Fundraising Posters

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

We are nearing the first phase of this year's Fight Aging! fundraiser in support of the rejuvenation research programs carried out at the SENS Research Foundation. We are on the cusp of important progress in medical science, balanced...Show More Summary

Long Weekend Potpourri

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

MEMORIAL DAY That's the title of a poem for today from Marc Leavitt who blogs at Marc Leavitt's Blog. On this day we praise the fallen, who fought and died in war; The men who gave their all to guard...

What We Are When the Striving Ends

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Western culture is uniquely concentrated on striving. It is the whole of our lives. Even in the womb, the fetus is barraged with Mozart. Toddlers must learn to walk and talk and eat without drooling, to run and jump and...

Neural Stem Cell Transplant Treats Parkinson's in Rats

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The proximate cause of the most visible symptoms of Parkinson's disease is the progressive loss of a small but vital population of dopamine-generating neurons. This loss happens to everyone, but for a variety of underlying reasons, not all of which are clear at this time, people with Parkinson's experience a more rapid loss of these cells. Show More Summary

Linking Mitochondrial DNA Damage and Glaucoma

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Damage to mitochondrial DNA is a consequence of the normal operation of cellular processes, and is one of the contributing causes of degenerative aging. It acts through a convoluted chain of circumstances to generate a population of malfunctioning cells that export harmful reactive molecules into surrounding tissue. Show More Summary

The Surprising News about Children's Mental Health

How mentally healthy are today’s children and teens? A comprehensive new survey shows that the current generation of young people are in better shape than we’ve realized. However, trends in medication use continue to draw concern by mental health experts.


4 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

ROCKING OUT IN THE KITCHEN The song is Ice Ice Baby from Vanilla Ice. That's all we know but she sure inspired me to get out of this desk chair and join her. KIDS WHO OUTSMARTED THEIR TEACHERS Buzzfeed does...

Discussing Science and Aging: Aubrey de Grey and Cynthia Kenyon at NPR

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

NPR recently ran a show interviewing a number of people who have given TED talks relating to aging, among them Aubrey de Grey, cofounder of the SENS Research Foundation and coordinator of rejuvenation research programs, and Cynthia Kenyon,...Show More Summary

GABA Neuron Transplant Enhances Neural Plasticity in Mice

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Neural plasticity, the ability of the brain to generate new neurons and reshape its pathways, declines with age. Finding ways to temporarily reverse this decline and induce a more youthful state of plasticity may prove helpful in treating...Show More Summary

Are You an Elder Orphan?

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

I am. And it's not a comfortable thing to be. In case the phrase is new to you: An elder orphan is an old person who is single, lives alone, has no children or family member or friend who can...

Trials of Cell Therapies for Heart Regeneration

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Stem cell therapies to repair heart damage were one of the first to become widely available via medical tourism, and have been underway in earnest for more than a decade now. There is evidence from their use that benefits can be attained for patients. Show More Summary

On Social Media and Advocacy for Radical Life Extension

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Changing the world is an activity built atop a foundation of persuasion and relationships, whether is a matter of creating entirely new technology or ensuring the widespread use of existing technologies. It always moves more slowly than...Show More Summary

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