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Oct 24, 2017

Cryonics: Putting Death on Ice

Posted by in categories: cryonics, economics, ethics, life extension, neuroscience

Robert C. W. Ettinger’s seminal work, The Prospect Of Immortality, detailed many of the scientific, moral, and economic implications of cryogenically freezing humans for later reanimation. It was after that book was published in 1962 that the idea of freezing one’s body after death began to take hold.

One of the most pressing questions is, even if we’re able to revive a person who has been cryogenically preserved, will the person’s memories and personality remain intact? Ettinger posits that long-term memory is stored in the brain as a long-lasting structural modification. Basically, those memories will remain, even if the brain’s “power is turned off”.

This infographic delves into the mechanics and feasibility of cryonics – a process that thousands of people are betting will give them a second shot at life.

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Oct 21, 2017

Scientists reverse aging in human cell lines and give theory of aging a new lease of life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Can the process of aging be delayed or even reversed? Research led by specially appointed Professor Jun-Ichi Hayashi from the University of Tsukuba in Japan has shown that, in human cell lines at least, it can. They also found that the regulation of two genes involved with the production of glycine, the smallest and simplest amino acid, is partly responsible for some of the characteristics of aging.

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Oct 21, 2017

Here’s How Pharma Is Using AI Deep Learning To Cure Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, robotics/AI

LEF has access to blood tests from its customers who take the product. That means data should be available in less than a year. If it works, we can expect other DNN-developed geroprotectors.

In 2011, scientists made one of the most important discoveries in the history of AI development. They found that graphics processing units (GPUs) are far better at simulating biological learning than central processing units (CPUs).

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Oct 21, 2017

Researchers Discover Why Our Metabolism Slows Down As We Age

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Why our metabolism slows down as we age and the diseases it contributes to.

Researchers discover reasons for our age-related metabolic slowdown and show that metabolic changes lead to disease and aging.

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Oct 20, 2017

Why Eradicating Age-related Disease Could Benefit You and Your Family

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The benefits of rejuvenation biotechnology to end age-related diseases could go beyond just the individual.

As I wrote in a different article, rejuvenation biotechnology promises a range of benefits for individuals. Lest anyone thinks that’s all rejuvenation has to offer, I reckon it’s worth discussing other ways that this technology would benefit larger groups of people—namely, your friends and family. If you are rejuvenated, that’s all good for you, but is there anything good coming out of it for your dear ones? Oh, yes.

Two burdens relieved with a single shot

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Oct 20, 2017

The scientists trying to find the “cure” for old age

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, life extension

Izpisúa, Blasco, De Grey, and Magalhães meet in Madrid at the end of summer at the first “International Longevity and Cryopreservation Summit.” The conference lasts two days and is held in the CSIC, attracting prominent scientists, futurists and freaks, as conference organizer and Vidaplus President Txetxu Mazuelas, refers to them. The scientific world and the futuristic world inevitably clash. One of the most heated debates is on the cryopreservation of human beings – a kind of plan B that puts humans on ice while they work out the secret to eternal life.

Could we live to 140? 1,000? Is there a limit? Scientific research into extending the human lifespan is being backed by Silicon Valley giants such as Google and Facebook.

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Oct 19, 2017

Why Rejuvenation Biotechnology Could Benefit You

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Speaking of concerns, I’m a bit concerned that the discussion about what might go wrong or how to prevent this or that hypothetical problem might draw attention away from another, possibly even more important question: Why do we strive to make rejuvenation a reality? There’s not much point in doing something if it doesn’t yield any benefits, especially if that something requires as much hard work as this cause does; so, what are the expected benefits of rejuvenation?

The benefits are many; some are obvious, and some are less so. The ones I’ll discuss in this article are the ones I see as obvious—tangible, immediate benefits for the people undergoing rejuvenation.

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Oct 18, 2017

Nicola Bagalà shares his #IAmTheLifespan story for Longevity Month

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Tell us your story too!

Longevity Month 2017 — Tell Us Your Story!

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Oct 18, 2017

Here’s EXACTLY What You Need to Do to Live Forever

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

Really excited to announce my interview in Allure Magazine, one of the biggest women’s mags out there. This is also in print as their November “Science” Issue with 1.2 million distribution: I believe it’s the first time #transhumanism has been in their mag and shows how widespread the movement is getting. 2 other longevity interviews as well in story:

If you’ve ever thought it might be nice to live forever, you’re in impressive company. From moon-shot projects to billionaire-funded research, three experts share vastly different views on the future of what it means to be human.

Laura Carstensen is the director of the Center of Longevity at Stanford University and the author of A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity (PublicAffairs).

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Oct 18, 2017

Mathematics, rejuvenation, and immortality walk into a bar…

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, mathematics

I often hear the claim that death is a statistical certainty. This is my mathematical take at why this is not true, assuming the defeat of ageing, and no, being immortal is not required.

If a fully rejuvenated person was hit by a train at full speed, I can promise you they would stand the same pathetically low chances of ever being reassembled into a single, barely functional piece as any non-rejuvenated person of any age. Keeping that in mind, if anyone tried to sell me rejuvenation as ‘immortality’, rest assured I would demand to see the manager right away.

On a different yet unexpectedly related note, if I had a nickel for every time I heard or read something along the lines of ‘death is inevitable because probability’, I could donate so much money to LEAF the IRS would start thinking they’re a bit too well off for a charity.

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