Here’s the latest news piece to cite 100 Plus. The author interviewed some naysayers on the topic of healthspan, but ultimately I think it’s clear that if Silicon Valley can figure out how to increase human health, that is a
Please tune in to Sirius XM (Channel 121) this Saturday at 9am PT (12pm ET) to listen to a longevity discussion between me and Dr. Anthony Atala of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Here are two well-written stories about longevity, the Palo Alto Longevity Prize, and my book, 100 Plus. Journalist Joshua Alvarez did a good job interviewing a diverse set of voices. Here are the two links: one and two. A few
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.
More good news from the regenerative medicine scene. One of the studies was conducted by Dr. Stephen Badylak, whose work was profiled in my book. Here’s the story from USA Today: Two new studies out today show both the incredible
A British television station recently produced a fun film about women (with an average age of 80) who are redefining fashion for their age group. Dressing your age? I think not. Here’s the story.
Today’s news that Google is launching a new company (Calico) to fight aging is epic. Epic. Fighting aging used to be the realm of biologists and doctors, but now that the engineers are getting involved, progress will likely move much
Interestingly, it’s a swim that she tried to do in her late 20s but failed. Victorious this time, she told reporters, “I feel like I could walk through a brick wall. … I think I’m truly dead center in the
Here’s an interesting survey by the Pew Foundation. Asked whether they, personally, would choose to undergo medical treatments to slow the aging process and live to be 120 or more, a majority of U.S. adults (56%) say “no.” But roughly
It’s well known that there are great disparities in life expectancy around the world and within the US, but how many people know the numbers for their neighborhoods? Today I dug into the data for San Mateo County and found
Another beautiful case of the ‘old’ not really being quite so old. 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura reached the top of Everest and called his daughter, saying that “This is the best feeling in the world.” Gotta love it. Here’s the WSJ
Cross-Posted from Singularityweblog.com: Just last month, regenerative medicine scored another solid victory by saving a toddler’s life. Yet, disappointingly, the news came and went without much follow-on thought. Hannah Warren, a Korean-Canadian girl who is now two years old, was
Attorney Michelle Crosby has written a thoughtful piece at the Huffington Post about family structure and the issues we will face once people are living radically longer and healthier lives. She writes that, “Someday, your child or grandchild may live
“A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment.” Read more here from AP. And here’s a quote from
This MIT Tech Review article outlines work on a ‘memory prosthesis,’ which could help restore brain function for those with Alzheimer’s, stroke, or other types of brain injury.
Here’s the link to the paperback at Amazon.
In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d re-post this news story about Sweden using trash to create energy. Such innovative solutions to environmental problems should be celebrated. Sweden wound up using all of its trash and then had to
“A research team from Mass. discovered a way to take organs that have already died, wash them clean of their past life, and use the building blocks left behind to grow new, vital organs. Today, the team announced that they
Can be found here. And here is an info-graphic. This initiative is an important step, since the brain is the least understood of all our body parts. As the population ages, and people are able to remain healthy in other
This was delivered in Venice Beach. Here’s a link to the full program.