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Six Reasons to Give Someone a Second Chance

When people bother you to the point where you’re done and ready to excise them from your life, before you do, consider these 6 reasons to give them a second chance.

INTERESTING STUFF – 30 January 2016

ACTOR ABE VIGODA DIES - AGAIN Remember Barney Miller? And remember the loveable Detective Fish on that show. His daughter announced this week that he died in his sleep at age 94. But he had died once before – sort...

The Longevity of Tyrannosaurs

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Sometimes I point out research not because it is relevant to the immediate cause of building therapies to control aging, but because it is interesting. That is definitely the case here: I doubt you can find a practical use for a paper on the modeling of aging and longevity in tyrannosaurs. Show More Summary

Gene Therapy to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease

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Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of blood vessels in the limbs, usually caused by the progression of atherosclerosis, and consequent failure to deliver enough oxygen to cells. Tissues fail to heal and grow, and ultimately die, causing serious medical conditions along the way. Show More Summary

A Potential Therapy for ALS

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The root cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is unknown in most cases, though there are some genetic associations in a minority of patients that suggest possible lines of investigation. The condition is age-related in the sense that it typically emerges in the 50s and 60s. Show More Summary

The Scarcity of Geriatricians

As I had done when I moved to Portland, Maine in 2006, I looked for a geriatrician when, four years later, I moved to Oregon. With each inquiry in both states, I was told that the doctor's practice was full....

Rejuvenation Biotechnology Update for Q1 2016

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The Rejuvenation Biotechnology Update is a collaboration between the Methuselah Foundation and SENS Research Foundation, a newsletter delivered to SENS supporters and members of the Methuselah Foundation 300. The latest edition arrived...Show More Summary

One Possible Approach to a Universal Tumor Vaccine

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More research groups these days are trying to produce treatments for cancer by targeting known commonalities shared by all cancers or at least large classes of different types of cancer. This is good, because the cause of slow progress...Show More Summary

Data Mining the Mechanisms of Aging in Nematodes

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In this day and age, the big advantage provided by conducting studies of aging in short-lived, small species such as nematodes is that it is cost-effective to build increasingly sophisticated processes of automation for such research. Show More Summary

Coverage of Aubrey de Grey in the Florida Local Press

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The SENS Research Foundation seeks to bring an end to aging and age-related disease, and to speed progress towards this goal carries out both research and advocacy. As a part of the outreach conducted by the staff and volunteers, co-founder...Show More Summary

Genetic Associations Between Determinants of Intelligence and Determinants of Longevity

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is a well known association between intelligence and life expectancy, part of a web of related correlations that include wealth, social status, networks of relationships, and education, among others. In the case of intelligence,...Show More Summary

On Telomeres and Telomerase in Aging

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is a contingent of researchers who see increased levels of telomerase as a viable therapy to slow aging, and shortened telomeres as a contributing cause of aging. Below find linked an open access paper written from that perspective. Show More Summary

Alive! 55 Plus and Kickin' - Inspired and Inspiring

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

Ordinarily, I leave anything about music to Peter Tibbles in his Sunday Elder Music column at this blog. Peter's knowledge, with the aid of “assistant musicologist” Norma, is wide and deep. Mine, although I am an appreciator, is haphazard and...

Is this the best television ad currently targeting Baby Boomers?

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Boomers

I am sometimes asked my opinion about which national consumer brands are truly successful from a generational marketing perspective. Matt Thornhill, founder of the Boomer Project and Generations Matter, sent me a recent email to solicit my opinion so he could better inform a magazine journalist about which marketers are most effective. Show More Summary

The Present State of Progress Towards Clearing Glucosepane Cross-Links, a Contributing Cause of Degenerative Aging

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Cross-links are in essence a type of damage resulting from metabolic waste, a natural side-effect of the normal operation of our cellular biochemistry. Many different types of sugary molecules known as advanced glycation end-products...Show More Summary

It’s Possible that Some People are Just Too Nice

We’re prepared to handle people who just aren’t all that nice, but what about someone who’s the opposite? Here’s what to do about the unexpected problems of being too compliant.

A Look at One of the Palo Alto Longevity Prize Competitors

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The Palo Alto Longevity Prize launched back in 2014, one of a number of research prizes created over the past decade aimed at encouraging greater progress in the application of aging research. This popular press article takes a look at one of the competitors, but note it is garbling the science in a few places. Show More Summary

Radical Life Extension Discussed at the World Economic Forum

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

A panel session titled "What If You Are Still Alive in 2100?" was held at the World Economic Forum's 2016 meeting last week. I point this out as an indicator of the degree to which the idea of treating aging to greatly extend healthy...Show More Summary

Global Healthspan Policy Institute Launches

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The Global Healthspan Policy Institute is a new group that will focus on lobbying for longevity science, primarily in the US, but some of the participating members bring experience from similar efforts in Europe. This initiative is organized...Show More Summary

Combining Cell Replacement and Cell Ablation to Slow Aging

2 weeks agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The authors of this paper propose that suitably tailored periodic destruction of cells combined with cell therapies to replace lost cells could have an impact on many of the forms of cell and tissue damage that cause aging. This is not...Show More Summary

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