From the NYT: “We all know that exercise can make us fitter and reduce our risk for illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. But just how, from start to finish, a run or a bike ride might translate into
From AP: “How old do you feel? Think carefully – the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live. That’s according to British research posing that question to about 6,500 adults. Those who felt younger than their real age
If you haven’t yet read my book, 100 Plus, this is a video summary from a talk I gave at the launch of the Palo Alto Prize.
Here’s a list of the winners in Life Sciences. For more, see the press release. “The 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life, with
News from Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital in Sweden: “Two tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown in a new study from Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska Univ.
This is big news if it works in humans. From the Telegraph: “A cure for diabetes could be imminent after scientists discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a breakthrough hailed as significant as antibiotics. Harvard University
It’s still a long way away, but this is a great idea (and from Singularity University). From Wired: “A new startup, dubbed Miroculus, is building a device that could easily and affordably check for dozens of cancers using a single
From ScienceAlert.com: “Uncomfortable colonoscopies, or a spoonful of yoghurt? Scientists in the US are working on replacing invasive procedures with a serving of yoghurt and a urine test to improve the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.”
From Science Daily: “In the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within three to six months after the program’s
Americans are living longer than ever before, but gains in longevity are not distributed evenly throughout the country. The gaps, which in some cases span decades, have the potential to either get better or worse depending upon longevity technology adoption
The United States is a wealthy and successful superpower, so you’d think that when it comes to life expectancy, its citizens would be in the top 10, right? Not even close: the US currently ranks 42 among the world’s countries,
From the Verge: “The Google-backed life-extension company, Calico, announced today that it was partnering with Chicago-based pharmaceutical giant AbbVie to develop and bring to market new drugs targeting diseases associated with old age. Each partner has committed to providing $250
More great work from Wake Forest: New research in mice and rats, conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, suggests that “in body” regeneration of muscle tissue might be possible by harnessing the body’s natural healing
A team of researchers from Arizona State University have discovered the genetic “recipe” for lizard tail regeneration. “Using next-generation technologies to sequence all the genes expressed during regeneration, we have unlocked the mystery of what genes are needed to regrow
“A class of bacteria commonly found in the guts of people—and rodents—appears to keep mice safe from food allergies, a study suggests. The same bacteria are among those reduced by antibiotic use in early childhood.” From Sciencemag.org.
Chatting with genomics pioneer George Church and cryobiologist Greg Fahy at the Rejuvenation Biotechnology conference. Thanks to Aubrey de Grey and the SENS team for a great event!
“A new study from biomedical engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrates how the compound N-phenacylthiazolium bromide, or PTB, dissolves the sugary impurities within bone tissue that cause our femurs, fibulas, and other bones to become more fragile. Using PTB to
From the DailyMail: “A revolutionary blood test that could detect any type of cancer has been developed by British scientists. It is hoped the breakthrough will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms – saving
Researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life. Here’s the story. Interestingly, the same researchers also found a genetic marker
Google has announced a new ‘baseline’ study of the human body. Here’s the story from the WSJ. “Google has embarked on what may be its most ambitious and difficult science project ever: a quest inside the human body. Called Baseline