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Inching Closer to Neuregulin-1 as a Target for Regenerative Heart Therapies

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Neuregulin-1 (NRG-1) is one of those proteins that shows up in a number of places in research relevant to aging and regeneration, and in a variety of quite different contexts. That suggests it is probably not central to the processes...Show More Summary

Can a Narcissist Ever Change?

We tend to associate narcissism with psychological problems that impact a variety of everyday behaviors and relationships. However, according to a new theory of narcissism, one of the three basic types has the chance to grow up psychologically healthy.

A Review of Promoting Health and Longevity Through Diet

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This open access review paper comes from scientists long involved in calorie restriction research, in search of mechanisms to explain why a lower calorie intake results in improved health and life span, and attempting to quantify the...Show More Summary

Vigorous Activity Correlates with Lower Mortality Rate

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While the evidence for the benefits of regular moderate exercise is voluminous and unassailable, there is comparatively little to back any one approach to exercise over another, and little to show that undertaking any more than moderate exercise will produce meaningfully greater benefits to long-term health. Show More Summary

SENS Research Foundation Newsletter for April 2015

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The SENS Research Foundation's April newsletter turned up in my inbox today, along with the news that registration is open for the Rejuvenation Biotechnology 2015 conference to be held later this year in San Francisco, California. This...Show More Summary

A Survey of Recent Initiatives in Longevity Science

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The article linked below is largely characteristic of the recent media attention given to the SENS research programs, Google Venture's Calico Labs initiative, the Palo Alto Longevity Prize, and so forth. One noteworthy difference isShow More Summary

Media Attention Given to Philanthropic Funding of Early Stage Longevity Science

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Much of the most important research into aging, work that might produce the foundations of rejuvenation therapies, is still funded only by philanthropic donations at this stage. As the state of the science advances this support is receiving...Show More Summary

Writers and Age

In 1985, the American poet Stanley Kunitz said he had found...more rewards and compensations in my mid-eighties than I ever expected. “Just to be rid of the hang-ups and anxieties of your youth – that in itself is a...

ELDER MUSIC: St Louis Blues

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...

9 Signs of a Good Communicator's Bedside Manner

Health experts agree about the importance of good physician-patient communication. However, until recently, they did not have a way to measure how well people feel they can relate to their health professional. Diagnose your own relationship with your health care provider using this simple 9-item scale.

9 Signs that Your Doctor Understands You

Health experts agree about the importance of good physician-patient communication. However, until recently, they did not have a way to measure how well people feel they can relate to their health professional. Diagnose your own relationship with your health care provider using this simple 9-item scale.

INTERESTING STUFF – 4 April 2015

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

THE COMMA QUEEN OF THE NEW YORKER There are a lot of language mavens at this blog so you deserve to be introduced to Mary Norris, a copy editor at The New Yorker magazine. This video is the debut of...

Peter Thiel on Longevity Research and the Defeat of Aging

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

It has always been the case that the cause of serious rejuvenation research needs more well-regarded individuals to stand up and talk in public about the road ahead, the prospects for success, and the righteousness of the goal. JustShow More Summary

More Deaths, But Lower Mortality Rates

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Mortality rates continue to fall for common age-related diseases, especially cardiovascular conditions. Yet the overall death toll increases because the population is larger and on average older. Gaining medical control over degenerative aging only grows more important with the passing of time: there are so very many lives to be saved. Show More Summary

An Old Woman Plans, God Laughs

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You may recall that I began this week telling you that “there are days in life that will become so troublesome there is no point in getting out of bed” but that yesterday I said my technology troubles are resolved....

Stem Cells Preferentially Discard Old Mitochondria During the Process of Cell Divison

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Mitochondrial damage is considered to be an important contribution to degenerative aging. Here researchers find stem cells performing a preferential assignment of cellular components during cell division, giving one of the daughter cells more of the components likely to be damaged - such as older mitochondria. Show More Summary

Reverting the Consequences of Biology Deliberately Made Dysfunctional Rarely Tells Us Anything About Aging

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The goal of aging research should, in a perfect world, be to repair the causes of age-related degeneration, frailty, and disease. Forms of damage to cells and tissue accumulate as a side-effect of the normal operation of metabolism, and that leads to a chain of consequences that is eventually fatal. Show More Summary

Organovo and Bioprinted Kidney Tissues

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Here is a popular science article on the topic of bioprinting complex tissues, which at this stage is largely used to provide small living tissue structures for research and development. These represent a great improvement in cost and efficiency when compared with the other options of cell culture and animal studies. Show More Summary

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