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"But So Does Aspirin"

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Every so often along comes a new over-hyped drug candidate with studies showing it extends life in laboratory animals. People throw away common sense and buy the stuff for a few years until the hype wears off in the face of more scientific...Show More Summary

Rates of Ageing Vary More Than Anyone Knew

It is well-known fact I frequently mention on this blog that we age at different rates. No one disputes that. Now, however, new research reveals that the differences are much wider than has been known: ”A study of nearly one...

Why We Think About Our Exes (and Why It's Not a Bad Thing)

When a relationship is ending, we tend to focus on what’s wrong with it. As time passes, though, we forget the past troubles in favor of the rosy glow of its early days. Avoid the trap of your distorted past so you can move on and focus on the present.

The Only Excuse You’ll Ever Need (or Should Use)

When there’s something you’d rather not do, or wish you hadn’t done, an excuse might seem like the only graceful remedy. This simple guideline to making that excuse work will help you figure out how to make the best of that bad situation.

INTERESTING STUFF – 18 July 2015

VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL(S) Linda C wonders what TGB readers make of this Volkswagen commercial. Then there is this one, also currently running, to consider. I don't mind jokes about old people but I wonder why we must be portrayed as so...

Persuasion as Activism for Rejuvenation Research

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

We stand at the dawn of a new age of medicine, an era in which the causes of aging will be treated and reversed, leading ultimately to indefinite healthy life spans, as many years as want. The transition from where we are today to the...Show More Summary

Worried About a Midlife Crisis? Don't. There's No Such Thing

The midlife crisis is one of those urban legends that refuses to go away, no matter how much evidence question its universality. The latest evidence to refute the midlife crisis myth shows, yet again, that there are no massive personality upheavals when the decade marker strikes four-zero.

Resveratrol as a Cautionary Tale

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

For those who haven't yet got the message, the article linked here points out just how little came of resveratrol as a drug candidate and sirtuin research as a whole from the past decade. Resveratrol and the study of sirtuins were hyped...Show More Summary

More on Aging Research at the Buck Institute

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here is a second in a series of popular press articles on the work of the Buck Institute for Aging Research, this one focused on studies of the mechanisms of aging in nematode worms: The genes of Caenorhabditis elegans, a 1 millimeter-long, soil-dwelling roundworm or nematode, resemble those of people. Show More Summary

Uber For Elders

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

One little piece of news to come out of the White House Conference on Aging on Wednesday was this from Meghan Joyce, East Coast general Manager of Uber: “Services like Peapod and ride-sharing giant Uber help [old] people 'live life....

As Expected, Nothing of Value Emerged at the White House Conference on Aging

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The White House Conference on Aging was held a few days ago, but you didn't need to pay any attention. The event related to matters that have absolutely no bearing on the future of aging research or the future of aging itself: it focused...Show More Summary

A Merging of Advocacy for Technological Convergence and Faster Medical Research

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Today I thought I'd point out an interesting take on advocacy for faster progress in research from an organization called The Cure is Now. There is a great deal of frustration with the slow pace of medical research, the consequence of excessive regulation in that field. Show More Summary

Grassroots Political Advocacy for Longevity in Europe

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here is an example of grassroots advocacy for longevity science in Europe, where single-issue political parties are a viable approach to advancing a cause, unlike the case in the US. It is always heartening to see any one person step...Show More Summary

Rejuvenation Biotechnology Update for Q3 2015

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The Methuselah Foundation and SENS Research Foundation collaborate to put out a quarterly newsletter on recent scientific advances for members of the 300, people who pledge to donate $25,000 over 25 years to research and development aimed at extending healthy life spans. Show More Summary

Ultrasound Can Accelerate Skin Healing in the Elderly

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Not all approaches to changing the behavior of cells so as to spur greater regeneration must necessarily involve drugs. Here researchers demonstrate that ultrasound can partially compensate for age-related deficiency in skin healing, and catalog some of the cellular biochemistry involved. Show More Summary

There are Always Those Who Try to Tell Us that Greater Longevity Will Be a Disaster

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There are always those who try to argue that increasing human healthy life span would be an economic disaster. I would have thought this a hard view to justify to oneself given centuries of economic growth walking hand in hand with greater...Show More Summary

TGB Reader Appreciation Day

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

A few days ago, one of the smartest, most interesting political websites, Naked Capitalism, made this announcement: ”We regret to inform readers that we will be shutting down comment on most posts...” wrote Yves Smith. “The purpose of Naked Capitalism...

Do You Still Dream About Your Ex?

When a relationship is ending, we tend to focus on what’s wrong with it. As time passes, though, we forget the past troubles in favor of the rosy glow of its early days. Avoid the trap of your distorted past so you can move on and focus on the present.

Aging as the Greatest Disease of All

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Here I'll point you to a discussion paper published last month on the topic of whether or not aging is a disease: it is on the whole eminently sensible and well worth reading, and it is a pity that the vast majority of the people who would most benefit from looking over this paper will never even notice that it exists. Show More Summary

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