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May 3, 2019

Anti-aging study increases worm lifespans

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Given the chance, there are very few of us who wouldn’t want to slow down the aging process. Chasing that fountain of youth is a major branch of medical science at the moment, and a hardy little worm known as C. elegans is probably the most prolific test subject. Now, a team at Scripps Research has found that blocking a particular enzyme can extend the lifespan of these worms by almost half again.

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May 3, 2019

A New Database for Senescent Cells

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Today, we want to spotlight a new publication that charts the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), which consists of the various secreted signals given out by senescent cells during aging.

Senescent cells and the SASP

As we get older, an increasing number of our cells enter into a state known as senescence. They cease dividing and supporting the tissues and organs of which they are part and, instead, secrete a range of harmful chemical signals. This cocktail of harmful signals is known as the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP).

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May 2, 2019

Foresight Newsletter Subscribers

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Full house at Biotech Investing in Longevity last night! We’re thrilled about the interest in this space: We had 2x as many applications as we could accommodate and are looking into making this a recurring event to give this community a continuous point of contact.


Thank you to our co-hosts Aikora Health, and IndieBio for collaborating on this event.

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May 2, 2019

Aubrey de Grey: Reversing Aging in 20 Years May Be Possible With Biotechnology

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Clinical trials to remove senescent cells have now begun.

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May 2, 2019

Ira S. Pastor — CEO, Bioquark Inc. — Midnight In The Desert Show — Dave Schrader

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, cryonics, DNA, genetics, health, life extension, singularity

May 2, 2019

Israel fast becoming world hub of aging industry

Posted by in categories: business, life extension

Eric Kilhstrom (Director of Aging Analytics Agency and former Interim Director of the £98 million Healthy Ageing Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund) is interviewed about the agency’s recent “Longevity Industry in Israel Landscape Overview 2019” report.


New report shows that Israel’s academic and business ecosystem is the optimal base for an internationally recognized longevity industry hub.

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May 1, 2019

Here’s an image of Max More, Natasha Vita-More, Jim Strole, Bernadeane, and myself with the final version of our XPRIZE work at their event yesterday

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, life extension, policy

We submitted the Longevity Peace Prize, worth $5 million dollars to be awarded to any longevity activist(s) in the next 5 years who can get a major world government or the UN to declare “aging a disease” as a policy and to help reverse regulatory hurdles on life extension research. Hopefully, this early version of a prize may one day become reality. https://xprize.org/

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May 1, 2019

Rejuvenation Roundup April 2019

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April is gone, and before we move on to May, let’s take a look back at the highlights of last month in the rejuvenation world.

LEAF News

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May 1, 2019

New video from Undoing Aging 2019: Judy Campisi, Professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, presenting her work on taming cellular senescence, the source of chronic inflammation implicated in major age-related diseases

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undoing-aging.org/…/judy-campisi-presenting-at-undoing-agin…

More info on Forever Healthy: forever-healthy.org

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Apr 30, 2019

The April Journal Club will be discussing the recent paper from the Salk Institute

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The findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, showcase a novel CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing therapy that can suppress the accelerated aging observed in mice with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. This treatment provides an important insight into the molecular pathways involved in accelerated aging, as well as how to reduce toxic proteins via gene therapy. The researchers hope to translate this therapy to humans to potentially provide a cure for progeria as well as possibly slowing down the aging process to delay the onset of age-related diseases in everyone.

Link to paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-019-0343-4

Abstract.

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