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Fight Aging! Invests in Ichor Therapeutics to Support Development of a SENS Damage Repair Therapy for Macular Degeneration

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Ichor Therapeutics is spinning off a startup venture to work on turning SENS Research Foundation technology for the clearance of age-related metabolic waste into a treatment for macular degeneration. In the spirit of doing rather than...Show More Summary

Safely Destroying Blood Stem Cells to Enable Immune System Restoration

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Destroying and recreating the immune system is a potentially very effective way to treat autoimmune conditions, as the basis of that condition lies in the broken configuration and memory of existing immune cells. The aging immune system...Show More Summary

Getting Elder Sex Out of the Closet

One of the pleasures of writing this blog for so many years - more than a dozen so far - is watching how issues affecting elders sometimes get better. When I began doing this, the general attitude toward old people...

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 15th 2016

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Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and...Show More Summary

INTERESTING STUFF – 13 August 2016

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Today's Interesting Stuff is long on animals – all but two items. I didn't plan it that way but there just were a lot of them this week so why not go with it. Enjoy. ...

How Wishful Thinking Can Turn into Romance

Everyone engages in a little fantasizing in which the platonic turns to the romantic. New research shows that these fantasies can become reality under the right conditions.

Will Instagram Likes Get Me More Followers?

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What are the Pros of twitter likes?

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Why Snapchat is not a Fad, and Reasons you have to join the social Network Today

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A Failure for GDF11 to Extend Lifespan, but is it a Meaningful Failure?

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The protein growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) has been in the news over the past couple of years. In the course of conducting parabiosis research, in which the circulatory systems of old and young mice are linked, researchers established that levels of GDF11 decline with age in that species. Show More Summary

John Oliver on the Importance of Local Newspapers

On Monday's post about AARP and ALEC, a reader complimented me on my investigative reporting. It's good to know that what I write here is appreciated but in this case and almost all others, I cannot take credit for the...

Radical Life Extension is the Right Idea

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Here I'll point out an article of mixed quality - there's plenty to complain about, regardless of your views - but let me direct your attention to the core point being made, rather than the wrapping of that point, which is that working to end aging and greatly extend life is the most rational response to the situation we all find ourselves in. Show More Summary

Greenland Sharks Live for Centuries

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There are many species for which maximum or even average life span is a question mark. This is a combination of too many species and too few researchers, especially when it comes to marine life, and the fact that for some negligibly senescent species there is no good way to measure age. Show More Summary

A Journalist Once Again Fails to Mention SENS and Rejuvenation when Writing About the State of Longevity Science

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The article on longevity science that I'll point out today continues a frustrating recent trend of failing to note one of the most important portions of the aging research field: SENS rejuvenation research. This is a puzzling omission,...Show More Summary

How to Spot a Liar or Just Someone Trying to Avoid the Truth

How do you spot a liar? New research on exchanges hurled during political debates suggests you might start by looking not at the liar, but at everyone else.

The Anti-Inflammatory Approach to Treating Alzheimer's Disease

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Inflammation in the brain contributes to the progression of Alzheimer's disease. This has been known for some time, but there has been surprisingly little progress in building anti-inflammatory treatments. Some years ago, one approach using existing anti-inflammatory drugs failed in clinical trials, for example. Show More Summary

Evidence for Senescent Cells to Contribute to Osteoarthritis

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One way to demonstrate that senescent cells, whose numbers grow with age, do in fact contribute meaningfully to age-related disease despite making up only a small proportion of tissues, is to add more of them to an animal model via a cell transplant and then see what happens. Show More Summary

The Damage Done to Health and Life Span: Obesity and Inactivity are by Some Measures Worse than Smoking

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From the perspective of health and longevity, the three most damaging things that people commonly do to themselves are (a) take up smoking, (b) lead a sedentary lifestyle, and (c) become obese. A sizable percentage of the population in the wealthier regions of the world falls into at least one of those buckets. Show More Summary

What You Can Do When Your Life Has Become a Mess

When you feel like everything in your life is going wrong, follow these steps to gain control of your problems.

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