From Bloomberg: “The share of those over the age of 65 in the labor force was 19.4 percent on an unadjusted basis in June, up from 15 percent in June 2006, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” and “More
“Matthew Gdovin, an associate professor in the UTSA Department of Biology, has developed a newly patented method to kill cancer cells. His discovery, described in a new study in The Journal of Clinical Oncology, may tremendously help people with inoperable
Looking forward to seeing how this rolls out next year! Read the story here and here.
It’s not a cure, but it’s a start towards one. From the NYT: “Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish
The Economist has a good story on the progress being made in cryobanking. Read the story here.
Here is the list.
From MedicalExpress: “Salk Institute researchers have found that an experimental drug candidate aimed at combating Alzheimer’s disease has a host of unexpected anti-aging effects in animals.The Salk team expanded upon their previous development of a drug candidate, called J147, which
Here’s an informative article by David Ewing Duncan on gut bacteria and the brain.
Researchers at Duke University have engineered a polio virus to infect cancer cells. This weakens the cancer and alerts the body’s immune system to the fact that there is something growing in the body that shouldn’t be there. It’s brilliant
Yesterday, I visited with a bunch of scientists from UCSF’s Lim Lab. They had a cool simulation game to show how CAR-T therapy works. Essentially, you want to make your “T” cell recognize the cancer cell so it will kill
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
This is a really well done story about children with ‘syndrome X,’ a condition of severe developmental arrest. Perhaps the most famous of these cases was Brooke Greenberg, who as a teenager still looked like an infant. Genome sequencing will
A fascinating story from the NYT: “[D]ecades of agricultural research has shown that antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals’ bodies, helping them pack on pounds.” “In the 1950s, a team of scientists fed a steady diet of
Dear readers, I hope you like the new design of this site. All the previous functions are still here, but it’s been updated with better colors and code. 🙂 Sonia
I’m proud to announce that 100 Plus has won the 4th annual Living Now Awards for a book on aging. http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1577
Here is a recent discussion I had with Dylan Ratigan about living 100 Plus: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy
Here is a discussion about 100 Plus with the Economist’s Management Editor and Schumpeter Columnist, Adrian Wooldridge, at the Human Potential summit in New York City.
The Wall Street Journal published an excerpt of 100 Plus today, accompanied by a video (embedded below). Reading it is a good way to discover if you’ll like the entire book.
Here’s my review of Sarah Lacy’s new book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky. She’s a great writer and, along with her world travels meeting tech entrepreneurs, she mixes in some interesting history.
Here’s the Washington Post story.