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When is it Okay to Show Your True Emotions?

There’s a time and a place for revealing your true emotions. You can get into trouble by showing either too much or too little of your negative or positive feelings. By following these 3 guidelines, you'll be sure to show just the right amount of emotion in any situation, whether at home or at work. read more

INTERESTING STUFF – 23 August 2014

3 hours agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

NEW FRIEND WITH 1956 THUNDERBIRD One of the best things about having this blog is the interesting people I get to meet. Let me tell you a little story. A few weeks ago I got an email from a TGB...

Reports from Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2014

17 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

If things are comparatively quiet at the moment, it is because a lot of people are attending Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2014 in California. The event is hosted by the SENS Research Foundation in an effort to hasten some of the organization and relationship building needed to speed the clinical development of near future rejuvenation treatments. Show More Summary

Elders Reading for Pleasure II

It wasn't planned, but apparently this has become book week at Time Goes By. Yesterday, we featured the poetry of Dorothy Trogdon and Wednesday's report on a list of 100 best novels chosen by two male journalists led to requests...

Cryopreservation at Alcor

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Cryonics is the process of vitrifying the body and brain at death, preserving as much of the fine tissue structure as possible to enable the possibility of future restoration to life. There's no fundamental barrier to achieving thatShow More Summary

Supporting Evidence for Mitochondrial Transfer as Therapy

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Bacteria-like mitochondria are the cell's power plants, and they become damaged with age. This damage spirals out to create a small but significant population of cells that export harmful reactive compounds into surrounding tissues and the circulatory system, contributing to a range of age-related conditions. Show More Summary

Without New Medical Technologies Your Odds of Living to 100 are Extremely Poor

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Very few people become centenarians, making it to the old age of 100 years. As you pass 80 and 90 years of age your past and current lifestyle choices start to diminish in significance, while genetic variations gain a growing influence on your survival as an increasingly damaged and frail individual. Show More Summary

ELDER POETRY INTERLUDE: Tall Woman Looking

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

As I tell the publicists who contact me about books they are flogging, I don't “review” books, I write about a few of them I like. Not many more than half a dozen a year. The reason for so few...

Media Babble on Greatly Extended Human Longevity is Drifting in a Positive Direction

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Radical life extension is the now somewhat dated term for the process of adding decades and then centuries to healthy life spans through near future rejuvenation therapies. The media has a quota system, I think, for turning out articles on this topic that are little better than babble. Show More Summary

Human Trials of Young Blood Transfused into Old Individuals

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Studies of parabiosis, in which a young and an old mouse have their blood systems joined, show that altering the balance of circulating proteins in old tissue can restore stem cells to action and revert a range of measures that change with age. Show More Summary

Digging Into the Biochemistry of Lizard Tail Regeneration

2 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Many lower species are far more proficient at regeneration than mammals. Some tiny creatures like hydra are enormously capable regenerators, and may even be so good at it that they are effectively ageless. But the simple strategy ofShow More Summary

Old Enough to Have Always Read for Pleasure

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Sometimes I wonder – well, more than sometimes – if we old folks are the last generation to have the habit of reading for pleasure. I don't mean to imply that younger people are less literate necessarily, or dumber or...

Mapping Blood Vessel Elasticity in the Brain

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Loss of elasticity in blood vessels occurs for a number of reasons, including the rising level of persistent cross-links that glue together important structural proteins, effects of chronic inflammation on mechanisms needed for blood vessel elasticity, and so forth. Show More Summary

Elite Athletes Live Longer

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It remains an open question as to why top-level athletes live notably longer than the rest of us. The point of interest is to what degree the longevity difference is produced by exercise and training versus a population bias among successful athletes to more robust individuals who would live longer regardless of their profession. Show More Summary

An Interesting Paper on Calorie Restriction

3 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is a little debate over mortality and body mass index in humans. The overwhelming majority of epidemiological evidence coupled with animal studies and what is known of the underlying biochemistry shows that being fat is bad for you on a sliding scale: the more fat, the worse off you are. Show More Summary

The Perfect Storm in Borderline Personality Disorder

According to a new and very exciting theory of borderline personality disorder, three factors collide to produce the perfect storm that is one of psychology's least understood conditions. People with this disorder as well as their loved ones and therapists, can benefit from the five ways to provide safe and effective interventions. read more

87-Year-Old Evicted for Using Legal Weed

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

There are so many things wrong with what has happened to Lea Olivier that it's going to take some unpacking to understand it all. Before I get to that, let me stack up two or three presumptions about where I'm...

An Example of a Targeted Viral Cancer Therapy

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The present standards for cancer treatment are poorly targeted in comparison to prototype work taking place in the labs and clinical trials. Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the like have a detrimental impact on the rest of the body,Show More Summary

Incremental Progress Towards Xenotransplantation

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

In between today and a future in which cell therapies are advanced enough to repair organs in situ a range of sophisticated transplant treatments will emerge to address organ failure. Among the present contenders are decellularization...Show More Summary

A Brief Letter to the Long Retired

4 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Life isn't fair, but you've probably figured that out by now. Your body is corroding, and there's nothing great about that. I guess I'm not telling you anything you don't know here. So try this on for size: in among all of the modern...Show More Summary

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